Monday, October 31, 2011

Vintage Velvet Fashion Trends

Vintage 1960s/70s bold print floral long velvet skirt

1930s Blue Velvet Evening Coat/Robe from Filene's Boston

"La Mode Rope Mademoiselle" Blue Velvet Robe/Evening Coat

1950s Vintage Ben Barrack NY Black Velvet Rose Brocade Evening Gown

1970s Blue Cotton Velvet Blazer with patch pockets

Vintage 1980s Emanuelle Ungaro Parrallele Paris black velvet dress

Vintage 1950s/60s "Stephan Ltd" Black Velvet Cocktail Dress with satin detail

Vintage custom made red velvet vest/waistcoat with glass buttons

Vintage (c1940s?) Black Velvet Jacket with Cuffed Sleeves

Vintage 1920s/30s black velvet vest/waistcoat with crystal buttons

Velvet fashions are all the rage this fall/winter 2011 season. And while designers are offering some lovely new velvet, we suggest you opt for vintage velvet! Chances are, you will be the only one in the room with it on if it's vintage and the quality is seldom found in modern pieces. Look for them @ The Red Velvet Shoe on Saturday!

Vintage Purses & Handbags

A sneak peek at the collection of vintage purses & handbags that will be available at The Red Velvet Shoe at Urban Vintage Bazaar this Saturday, November 5, 2011. See sidebar for details!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Brrrr-ing on the Cold!

1940's Fine European wool coat with mink collar, Med/Large; 1970's Fox Fur Trimmed Wrap Leather in Med; 1960's Faux Leopard with black vinyl trim, Med.
We're all a little surprised at the SNOW forecast for this weekend in New England - but do not fear!  Have not picked out your winter wear yet?  Forgo the mall, and come to the Urban Vintage Bazaar!  We will have coats galore!  Featured in this post from just one seller, is a selection of goodies in small, medium and large sizes, from the 1940's through the 1960's - something for everyone!   All of these items will be fresh to the Urban Vintage Bazaar - not yet offered in shops or on-line anywhere but here!

1940's Wool Boucle Cape in Med/Large; 1960's White leather wrap with Fox Trim Med.; 1960's Mod Black Wool Tent Coat in Medium Size.
Wow, look at these beauties!  And this is not even all the coats from this vendor, never mind the fact that at least half the vendors in the room will feature coats in their inventory!

1970's Capes; 1970's Peruvian Cardigan; 1970's Frye Smooth Leather and Slender Suede Boots.  Italian Boho Leather boots with Fur Trim.
Cold weather gear comes in all shapes and sizes; to be worn indoors and out!  Capes, sweaters, hats, scarves, gloves, boots, and more will all be showcased at the event!

Indigo Blue "Mad Men" Coat with Mink trim; 1960's Fur vest printed as exotic print, small; 1960's Faux Fur with Faux Mink trim coat in small.
Take note, mark and clear your calendars and grab a few friends - the Urban  Vintage Bazaar is one week from today!

Urban Vintage Bazaar
Saturday, November 5th
12:00 noon - 4:00 pm
Brown University
Intersection of Brown St and Waterman St
(Use 75 Waterman for GPS)
East Side, Providence
Indoors - Free Admission

Monday, October 24, 2011

Fresh Stock!

You might have heard us use the term "fresh stock" when discussing Urban Vintage Bazaar and thought "What does that mean?"  What that means is that there will be plenty of merchandise "fresh" to the buying market for the FIRST time at this show!  Of course, it is all vintage, so, it was even "fresher" at some point in the past, but, for the sellers at this event who do other shows, sell on line or in brick and mortar shops, "fresh" stock for this show means items that have not yet been offered at other shows, on-line or in shops.

Every piece of 1960's and 1970's jewelry you see in the photos in this post will be "fresh" from Carmen and Ginger!  None have been offered previously at other shows or on-line. They have been gathered and set-aside to debut at Urban Vintage Bazaar for you!    And don't worry, there will be MUCH more jewelry from this seller and many other sellers at the event!  And if jewelry is not your thing keep watching!  We will be selling items for men as well as women, clothing, coats, accessories, mid-century housewares and lighting, books, art work and more!  And as we get closer to the date of the show, we will continue to whet your appetite by posting pics here!  (Oh, and PS for those of you interested in the jewels shown here...priced from $8 - $20 with 80% of the items $10 or $12.'s gonna be THAT good!)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Official Poster

Here is the tabloid version of our poster.  This version is a lower-res .gif for the web.  If you need a high res pdf for printing, or, a jpeg version, drop us an email at

Monday, October 17, 2011

Our Vendor List Confirmed!

We are pleased to share with you the twelve vendors who will be participating in the November 5th Urban Vintage Bazaar at Brown University!

Antiques in the Attic
A “vintage veteran” Diana has owned and operated her brick and mortar shop for years on Pontiac Ave. in Rolfe Square, Cranston but is no stranger to taking her goods on the road.  Look for amazing costume jewelry, holiday collectibles, housewares and other unique gems!  Diana will share her space with Amanda of Amanda Lynn's Antiques.  With 31 years in the business doing shows and operating her shop on Fall River Ave. in Seekonk, Amanda will bring an equally amazing assortment of jewelry, clothing, collectibles and more!

Find Me a Memory
Yet another “vintage veteran” and another Diana; she is also no stranger to the antiques and collectibles business having sold in group shops and on-the-road at vintage events like this one for years!  She is also the first person to tell me about this “new thing” eBay 15 years back, where she was savvy enough to start selling back in 1997!  She will bring some select clothing and jewelry along with antique and collectible books and art to this venue.  Visit her on-line any time at Find Me A Memory and The Library Cat.

The women of Gypsy refer to themselves as a “Roaming Resale Boutique” which means you can ONLY find them on the road at events such as this one!  While they have a somewhat regular gig at SOWA Vintage Market, they are constantly updating their inventory with vintage and previously-owned fashions with an eye towards hard to find and hard-to-fathom-in-your-hands! designer goods at breathtakingly affordable prices!  Check out their schedule here at Find Gypsy.

Guess What I Have
Those of you who miss the days when This and That Shop was a fixture on Wickenden Street will be so happy to see Mayra’s smiling face at Urban Vintage Bazaar!  You will remember her as the sales person who usually helped you check-out but what you probably did not know is that she also sold her goods in the shop and has an amazing collection of items to share with you at this event!  You can visit her on-line shop any time at Guess What I Have, but, visit her at the Bazaar for fresh vintage goods  - clothing, jewelry, accessories and funky housewares - she has not even shared with anyone yet!

Unassuming academic and mom by day – incredible finder of mid-century chic items any time she goes hunting!  Nimco has one of the most amazing collections of mid-century goodness – especially enamel – that I have ever seen!  Luckily, she has no more room at her own house, but, her finding skills continue to enable her come home with goodies that she occasionally shares at pop up venues such as this one.  Consider yourself VERY lucky….

NJ Nan’s Antiques
Nancy has an eye for beautiful items - a talent she luckily uses to share her finds with you!  In fact, we met as I was drooling over some of her fantastic holiday pieces as she stocked her space at a local antiques mall. No stranger to taking her wares on the road, she will bring vintage jewelry, housewares, linens and books to the Bazaar on November 5th!

S & M Salvage
This couple is no stranger to collecting vintage or doing live events, but, they are just getting their vintage items out for the first time as S & M Salvage at our venue!  What does this mean?  Two people with awesomely cool, and totally FRESH vintage stock of industrial items and lighting among other things for the first time at the Urban Vintage Bazaar.  How can you resist? I cannot wait to see what they bring!

Shoppe Pioneer
Natalie opened her store, Shoppe Pioneer, on South Main Street earlier this year and it is already making a big splash in the vintage and fashion scenes of Providence!  Although her shoppe is in the heart of the RISD campus, she will travel ALL THE WAY up the hill (RI inside joke) to Brown to show off an exclusive selection of her vintage and re-sale designer goodies for you!

Studebaker Hawk
We really, really wanted to have a “record guy” at our event and are lucky to have one of the best, Studebaker Hawk!  Some of you may know him from his DJ-ing skills, others may know him from his appearances selling at the Rock and Roll Yard Sales and the rest may simply be friends with him on Facebook as the guy has more friends on Facebook than anyone else I know!  Check out his page here, or, send him a friend request as I am sure if you want to be his friend (and who wouldn’t?) he will accept!  We can’t wait to see - and hear! -  the vinyl goods he shows up with!

The Red Velvet Shoe
I know no one else who is as careful and meticulous with her vintage items as Michelle from The Red Velvet Shoe.  She only buys the best and only sells if items are in impeccable condition and merchandised to perfection!  Warning: beware of getting sucked into her booth for hours as once you start looking you just can’t stop!  She will bring her classic clothing, accessories and jewelry, but, is also bringing some fun linens, books and records and I, for one, cannot wait to see what she has!  You can see what she is up to – selling on-line or in-person, or, musing about the vintage world- on her blog, Tales of a Vintage Wardrobe.

Vintage Haven
I’m not quite sure how Deb from Vintage Haven does it, with spaces at several local antique malls, participation in a number of pop-up events and even selling at the local outdoor flea, she still has miles of inventory to share with you!  (did we mention she also works full time?)  She has not only amazing energy but a great eye for vintage and antiques, and will be bringing a terrific assortment of clothing, jewelry and accessories, along with vintage linens, lace, buttons and patterns!  Her stuff will have you drooling as she has a special affinity for textures and colors that will have you swooning in awe!  Oh, and have we mentioned yet she is also on-line?  Visit her any time at Vintage Haven.

Carmen and Ginger
I will be bringing an assortment of vintage clothing, accessories and jewelry with an emphasis on funky coats, leather jackets, day dresses, fun, colorful brooches, necklaces and earrings and handbags galore!  I will have items for both men and women – mad men, rockabilly, groovy, mod, and disco trends will be well-represented.  I will likely bring along some mid-century pottery and serving items as well, just to keep you surprised and wowed!  You can visit me any time at Carmen and Ginger.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Our Next Event Confirmed!

Urban Vintage Bazaar is pleased to announce our next vintage event will take place:

Saturday, November 5th
Noon - 4:00 pm
Faunce Hall; Corner of Brown and Waterman Sts
Brown University
Admission: Free!
Open to students and the public

We are still confirming the vendor list, if you would like to participate, email us at and we will send you a registration package.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Providence, Rhode Island Event

Details of our Providence, RI event will be posted very soon!