The Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show: Spring 2009


The spring Manhattan Vintage Show was April 24-25 and consisted of over 80 vintage clothing and textile dealers from around the country. Even with the tough economy there were still shoppers and companies perusing the racks for treasures and inspiration. The poor economy could not keep one shopper away from a couture wedding dress, rumored to be a Galliano original, that sold for a very high four-figure sum. Other interesting pieces included a Levi’s store display from the 1930s with a 76-inch waist and a pre-preview set up by the Augusta Auction Company featuring items slated for Karen Augusta’s April 29th couture and vintage auction. Celebs also joined the hunt, including Sarah Michelle Gellar and Julia Stiles, searching with the rest of us for that vintage gem. Even though there was some impressive couture, not everything was over a thousand dollars, and many people walked away with quality vintage at great recession prices. For more highlights from the show as well as dates for the fall show go to:


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