6 Events Where You Can Achieve Vintage Euphoria This Spring
Spring is a happy time for vintage lovers—estate sales are plentiful and the garage sale around the corner might just have that funky statement ring of your wardrobe dreams. But if you’d rather skip the junk sifting and go straight for tables of treasures, then check out these must-shop vintage events to find carefully curated clothing, jewelry and even home items to appease your kitschy, quirky or shabby chic tastes.
St. Louis Vintage Market Days
Check out St. Louis Vintage Market Days at Wyman Center for upscale vintage treasures and other handmade, vintage-inspired goodies. The three-day sale begins April 4 with an early buying event, where customers can enjoy free food, live music and giveaways. Tickets may also be purchased in advance for general admission on April 5 and 6. 600 Kiwanis Drive, Eureka, MO 63025
St. Louis Rotary Club’s Viva la Vintage! fundraiser
Fashionistas who want to show off their personalities via big, bright jewelry can stock up at St. Louis Rotary Club’s Viva la Vintage! fundraiser at Lift for Life Academy on April 5. The sale will feature all manner of retro accessories, including costume and seasonal pieces. 1731 S. Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63104
“Bling Yo Bag” Pop-Up Shop
Parsimonia customers will have the opportunity to decorate luxe Metaforros leather bags with up-cycled Envisage Vintage Jewelry during the “Bling Yo Bag” pop-up shop event on April 12. Expect to see the store’s traveling trailer, Holly, parked outside chock-full of additional ’40s to ’60s-era clothing, accessories and home goods. 3194 S. Grand Blvd., St Louis, MO 63118
Central West End Flea
Central West End Flea debuts May 3 and continues the first Saturday of each month through November. Vendors will offer vintage clothing, jewelry and antiques, but you can also enjoy more traditional open-air market fare like fresh produce and pastries. 449 N. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108
Spring Fling in the City
Don’t forget to stop by Spring Fling in the City, hosted in North City’s Crown Square on May 10. Parsimonia store owner Beth Styles co-sponsors the vintage smorgasbord, which features more than 60 local vendors in addition to highlighting Crown Square businesses and restaurants. This year, visitors can enjoy eats from The ReTrailer, Seoul Taco and Vincent Van Doughnut, or take a shopping break in the Super Nintendo game lounge.
STL Symphony’s Gypsy Caravan fundraiser
STL Symphony’s Gypsy Caravan fundraiser, a combination antique, craft and flea market, will be held May 26. This year’s event has been moved to The Family Arena in St. Charles, and expects to draw hundreds of vendors from across the Midwest. A vendor list will be posted to the STL Symphony website on April 15. 2002 Arena Parkway, St. Charles, MO 63303