At Heights Fire Station Saturday
In fashion, the focus is often on seasonal trends, but if you ask any vintage fan, he or she will say some things never go out of style. The Houston Vintage 2011 market brings the city’s best clothing, accessories and jewelry from yesteryear together Saturday at The Heights Fire Station.
Dawn Bell, the reigning queen of the Houston Vintage scene, has joined forces with Maria Martinez and Diana Candida of the Beatniks, to create a full day of shopping with more than 25 retailers who really know their stuff — even if you don’t.
Unsure about how to wear vintage in a modern way? Turn to the experts for tips on a look that says now, not costume. Retailers can translate sizes from the past for today’s shoppers and tailors will be on hand to alter pieces.
Shopping is the sport of the day, but beauty plays a part too. Craft Salon and Do Bar owner Cara Crafton is holding pin-up makeup and vintage hair style demonstrations and throughout the day D.J Psychedelicsexpanthers will spin. It was important to organizers that every era be represented, so in addition to the variety of vendors, there will also be hourly swing, tango and lindyhop performances.
The Houston Vintage 2011 market is open from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. and re-opens at 9 p.m. for the after-party featuring a Dem Damn Dames burlesque showcase and a vintage fashion show. Because of The Heights alcohol restrictions, the party is B.Y.O.B, but bar mixers will be available for purchase. Shoppers and partiers are encouraged to don vintage wear for the market and the party.
Vendors will accept various forms of payment, including cash and checks and some will accept payment over iPads. Houston Vintage 2011 market tickets are $5 and tickets for the market and after-party are $20.