Top 3 Spots To Shop Vintage And Handmade This Weekend

By Sarah Stallmann
In Style

No matter where your St. Louis area locale, there is a pop-up shopping destination happening near you. Here are our top 3 picks:

The Chestnut Forge September Birthstone Bangle, one of several vendors at this weekends Artisan Market. Photo courtesy of The Chestnut Forge on Etsy.

The Chestnut Forge September Birthstone Bangle, one of several vendors at this weekends Artisan Market. Photo courtesy of The Chestnut Forge on Etsy.

Artisan Market, June 20-22
The Artisan Market at Mid Rivers Mall is a must on your weekend’s to-do list if you are a true treasure hunter. The monthly event series kicks off this weekend, offering up wares from a hefty selection of local vendors that shoppers will browse and shop to collect stamps that they can turn in for prizes that include handmade items and more. Vendors include The Chestnut Forge, Furniture Farm, 3 Silly Monkeys, Darby Designs, and several others. The free-to-the-public series will continue once a month through November with vendors, entertainment and activities varying per event. Contact Brenda Melancon for shopping and vending information, artisananarchy@gmail.com.

Vintage Bliss Market, June 21-22
For estate sale junkies and lovers of handmade goods, Westport Plaza’s Vintage Bliss Market is this weekend’s one-stop shop for vintage, antique and handmade finds this Saturday and Sunday. Special events include live music, free workshops, children’s activities along with  food and drinks from Drunken Fish, St. Louis Snow Cone, Patrick’s Restaurant and Sportsbar and more. The free event takes place on Saturday from 10am-6pm and Sunday from noon-5pm, and the first 150 customers on Saturday will receive a free tote bag. Visit Vintage Bliss online for more details and information.

Hullabaluau, June 22
It’s a Sunday Funday at Sandrina’s (5098 Arsenal), where vendors off all kinds will set up shop to benefit not just one, but three local charities—Tenth Life Cat Rescue, Even Chance Pitbull Rescue and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Guests will enjoy a BBQ, pig roast, tiki bars, vegetarian fare, chef battles, dunking booth, music, adoptable pets and a large indie craft market from 3pm-9pm. Vendors include A Tiny Moth, Buddha Body & Bath, Just Liv, The Foundrie and many more. For more information, visit Hullabaluau’s Facebook event page.

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