The Vintage Marketplace – Holiday Edition

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:

Join us November 22 at our new home for a special sale

THE NEW HOME OF THE FASHION HISTORY MUSEUM in CAMBRIDGE WILL HOST A VINTAGE HOLIDAY SHOPPING EVENT FOR THE SEASON, AS THE VINTAGE MARKETPLACE: HOLIDAY EDITION COMES TO THE OLD POST OFFICE IN HESPELER ON NOVEMBER 22, 2014

(November 10/Cambridge, ON) – For the first time, the Fashion History Museum (FHM) and The Vintage Marketplace are partnering to provide a truly unique vintage holiday shopping event! Having found a new, permanent home at the Old Post Office in Hespeler, the Fashion History Museum is hosting a special edition of Hamilton’s popular vintage shopping consumer show.

On Saturday, November 22nd, holiday shoppers will be treated to the unique offering of vintage clothing, jewellery, accessories, books, décor and collectables, with 11 vendors from across Southern Ontario bringing their one-of-a-kind finds. There will be something for everyone on your holiday list!

Pop in early to have the first pick of must-haves, or make a day of it and listen to DJ Donna Lovejoy spin vinyl records of days past, while enjoying some great local flavours.

“We’re excited to have a new partner in the Fashion History Museum and bring a special holiday edition of our show to a new audience and city, “says Andreana Hudson, Producer of The Vintage Marketplace.

The show runs Saturday, November 22nd from 11AM TO 6PM, with an entrance fee of $5 at the door. The Old Post Office in Hespeler is located at 74 Queen Street East, Cambridge, ON.

Visit www.thevintagemarketplace.ca/holiday-edition or follow @TheVintageMP on Twitter.

For more information contact:

Andreana Hudson, The Vintage Marketplace (905) 975-8055 or andreana@thevintagemarketplace.ca

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