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Monday, September 29, 2014

Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show - Gentleman's Vintage Clothing Show and Sale - Vintage 201 Sells at the show!

Vintage 201's booth at the event on Friday, September 26. We had a blast! Met some really nice people and sold items to costume designers working on film and television projects. It was a success and I am grateful.

Thanks to my executive team, JamesMarkRaúlRichard, Ava and my mother Fran, sisters AntoniaRoxie, father Rocco, and of course Jim. We got it going on! 

Thanks again for everything. xo

The sign outside on the street at the Metropolitan Pavilion -  NYC

Gina & Raul Working the booth at the show!

Prepping for Shoppers!

Raul sporting our fine Vintage finds!  

Shoppers!!!  Yay!  With Mark and Rich behind the table.

Lots of Color!

Raul Fussing with a pair of IZOD Wondercord Pants!
They are just too cool.

We really enjoyed the day and would like to do it all again next year, so, stay tuned for the next date.  Thanks for looking ~ Gina

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Vintage 201 will be selling at the Gentleman’s Vintage Show! New York City's Only Men's Vintage Clothing & Accessories Show & Sale One Day Only - September 26th, 2014

Vintage 201 will be selling quality suits, shoes, silk ties, etc...from labels & department stores such as Christian Dior, Fenton Hall, Knox, Lord & Taylor, Cavanaugh, Stuart Mason, Saks Fifth Avenue and many more!

Gentleman’s Vintage Show
New York City's Only Men's Vintage Clothing & Accessories Show & Sale One Day Only - September 26th, 2014

Men’s vintage clothing is a market that is often over-looked because of it’s hard-to-find nature. Not any more! On September 26th, the Gentlemen’s Vintage Show will be the greatest collective of men’s vintage fashion in the country. These collections are where the top fashion designers turn to for inspiration. Take advantage of this opportunity. Although we cannot begin to name all the items and styles that will be available booth to booth, there will be some stand outs. Including everything from rare vintage denim, work wear, military, tweeds, hats and leathers to beautifully tailored suits from the 1940’s.  Find collectible Hawaiian shirts and Rock-a-billy from the 1950’s, and wearable knits and designer from the 60’s and 70’s.  There will also be a major collection of vintage men’s bags. 

Vintage 1970s Christian Dior Monsieur Sports Jacket for sale at the show!

Admission: $15.00 at the Door - $10.00 if purchased online. See the link below or contact me for a Discount Postcard for $10.00 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Sexy! 1950s wooden Platform Mules with Golden Spike heels! Available soon! Size 6 1/2 Jewel Tone Originale Made in Italy! Great Pair of Shoes For Sexing it up, when the feelin's right!

C'mon, don't cha just LOVE these super sexy Platform Mules with Golden Spike Heels???  I do and so should you.  Ok,,only joking, I know everyone is entitled to their own style, but if you want a sexy one, well, here you Go!  Soon, they will be listed in my online shop Vintage 201 on Etsy.

I picked these babies up at an estate sale that took me forever to get to because I got lost...but was well worth it to find well made italian heels.  

When getting lost to the estate sale,  I saw this beautiful view of Paterson, NJ and New York City to the right, in the distance.   Getting lost has it's perks!
The house was loaded with many pieces of clothing but they weren't vintage enough (she wore a lot of leopard, my kind of gal) for me.  The house was filled with a really cool Spanish Revival Living Room set with burnt orange velvet cushions and heavy dark mahogany wood.  I would have snactched that up in a jiff if I had a warehouse to store it in, but anyway, back to the Sexy Shoes!

The daughter who inherited the house from her mother was watching me go through clothes and said that she admired that I took my time.  I let her know that I
was looking for vintage clothing and shoes from the 40s, 50s and 60s and since there was a large amount of contemporary clothing in her mother's closets and didn't want to miss a jewel of a gem hiding somewhere in there.   

With that, she disappeared then reappeared with these lovely white leather mules (pictured above) with the wood platform and the golden spike heel.  I actually ClAPPED my hands together...yes, I did, no lie and said, "Yay!".   

Just then, the daughter went into a flashback about her mother's shoes.  She  remembered seeing her mother wearing them as a child and knew her father was "getting laid" when they made an appearance.....yes, she actually said that.  I thought it was really cool knowing that these shoes evoke sexyness but, I wouldn't want to speak that way about my parents.  It is not because I am a prude, I am really far from it.  I just don't think I would want the vision that comes along with speaking about them in that kind of sexy fashion.  euueeewhaa, no way!  Well, maybe I am a prude!   

So, here's to the shoes and mother that had some sexy nights with her husband, I salute you,,as long as you aren't my parents.

Thank you for reading.  Check back for an update of my next Estate Sale adventure where I go to Connecticut to fish through the closets of a 95 year old woman.  ~  Gina 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Vintage 201 - Selling at the Rutherford Labor Day Street Fair - Great Day, Great People, a little too hot but that didn't stop us or a true Vintage Fashionista!

We sold our goods at the Rutherford Street Fair and Had a Blast!

Here I am with my best Pal, Raul,,,Selling away at the Largest Labor 
Day Street Fair in New Jersey!  

Yes, this Labor Day was a Steamy Hot (90 degrees and HUMID) one but we toughed it out and met a lot of nice people and created happy customers.  

Actually, the night before, I received an email from a potential customer asking about buying a pair of 1950s Vintage Alligator Shoes from Saks Fifth Avenue that were being sold on my online shop, Vintage 201.  He said he wanted to try the shoes on before buying them and worked nearby my studio location. I wrote him back and mentioned that we would be selling at the Rutherford Street Fair.   
Ready for Happy Vintage Customers at the Rutherford Street Fair 9/1/2014.

Late that night after getting all the goodies ready, I somehow remembered to grab those shoes!  I hadn't planned on taking them only because I can only take so much.  I placed them in a Vintage valise (suitcase) and took them with me.  After unloading and setting up, I placed the valise under my display table to save for the potential customer.     

I wasn't sure if he would make it or not and I didn't hear from him.  Honestly, I forgot about them and went about the day chatting it up with all sorts of people that stopped by. 

Well, we just started to break down the shop at the end of this sauna of a day, a gentleman appeared out of nowhere and said, "Gina, I thought I would never find you today" and I was like,,uh, he doesn't look familiar, have I gone nuts? I don't remember him. Then, he said his name and it clicked!  It was the potential emailing customer from the night before. 

It turns out he drove all the way from Greenwich, Connecticut, which isn't that far from Rutherford, New Jersey, but on Labor Day!  I give him a lot of credit and he is a true Vintage Fashionista!!!  He said he was stuck in a lot of traffic and he didn't think he would find me in time but he LOVED the shoes and he left a happy (and steamy) customer!  

Thanks to the nice gentleman that knows good quality Vintage Shoes!  That was so cool of him to make the trip.  I just love it when my vintage hunting efforts can make another happy!  Yay! 

1950s Saks Fifth Avenue Alligator Loafers that were sold
at the Rutherford Street Fair.

Funny how things go around or come around.  I let him know that I bought those shoes from a mansion in Greenwich and even explained where it was and he said it was 2 blocks from his house.  Creepy, but true...the shoes that sat in that house for over 60 years found themselves right back up in the same neighborhood....love it!

Thank you for reading and stay tuned for more information coming soon regarding 
Vintage 201 selling at the Manhattan Vintage Clothing Gentlemen's Show in NYC this September!  ~ Gina

p.s.  Thanks to all my friends Mark, Rich, Raul, Vinny, Tony, my sisters, mother and my husband for all your help and support!  I have the best people around me, xoxox