This past saturday we partnered with Vintage Marketplace (a Hamilton based organizer of vintage shows) to hold a holiday edition of their annual spring vintage sale. As we just got our new location for the museum we thought it would be a great idea to inaugurate the space with a vintage clothing sale. That way our future visitors will begin to associate the old post office in Hespeler as the new home of the Fashion History Museum.
We had room for just 12 dealers including the food concession, so our advertising budget was limited and weather was iffy – coming out of a cold, snowy week with a threat of freezing rain in the morning. However, despite a lower than expected attendance, most dealers were happy with their sales results. The enthusiastic turn-out was made up of people who were ready to spend money on Christmas gifts and a special indulgence for themselves.
For us, the best part of the day was catching up with our seasoned supporters and meeting new fans and locals who turned out to welcome the Fashion History Museum to Hespeler. Here a few shots of the event during some of the less busy moments when we had a chance to take photos: