The 62nd Antique Textiles Vintage Fashions Show & Sale, Sept. 5, 2011 at The Sturbridge Host Hotel and Convention Center was a full house of exhibits and also was overflowing with customers happy to find their latest additions to collections of textile oriented antiques. This very unique and specialized show produced by Linda Zukas for over 20 years in the same location three times each year on the Monday of Brimfield Week has been a phenomenal success for customers, dealers and her, all of whom were happy to be there and leave even happier. Read More +
The cornerstone of the sale was the remarkable 1960s Emilio Pucci collection of Lorna Dwyer-Carfano, a Pucci model during the 1960s. Bidders pounced on everything from contemporary designer pieces, such as a stunning pink Chanel jacket with pink and gold logo button that brought $430 to iconic genre pieces such as the 1960s Nina Ricci red wool dress that sold for $370.
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I wrote an article on my own collecting interests (“What’s on Tap,” Antique Trader, Nov. 25, 2009) and received a number of contacts from readers with Knapstein brewery items and stories. It’s great to know there are still wonderful items … Read More +
Holding an article of vintage fashion from another era makes you wonder how many women had a grand time wearing this particular piece of material history. Where did they go? How incognito had they been? One of the more fulfilling joys of this wacky world we call vintage fashion is in the interesting artifacts we find, but the most rewarding aspect is the fabulous people met along the way.
Dec. 30, 2010
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CHICAGO — To Caroline Ashleigh, author of Warman’s Shoes Field Guide, there are three criteria to use when looking for vintage shoes: condition, condition and condition. Beyond that, she advises buy what you love, buy the best you can afford … Read More +
SANTA FE, N.M. — The Santa Fe Traditional Flea Market, which ended its first summer season at Oshara Village with the snows of mid-November is launching a two-weekend indoor Christmas Market at El Museo Cultural, 1615 Paseo de Peralta on … Read More +
Check this out: Following a successful opening month of its Antiques Market in Dumbo, Brooklyn Flea (www.brooklynflea.com) is expanding its Winter Pop-Up to a second empty storefront directly across the street, at 81 Front St. The details are the same … Read More +