Vintage Fashion Expo: Vintage Clothing, Accessories and TextilesConcourse Exhibition Center (635 8th Street San Francisco, CA 94103)
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The last date listed for Vintage Fashion Expo was Sunday March 17, 2013 / 11:00am to 5:00pm.
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Goldstar Member Tips
They had an alcohol bar and a coffee bar.
Parking wasn't too bad - we parked about a block and a half away in a meter-less/free spot.
Wear something easy to get in/out of! A dress over a slip would be perfect for gals.
136 Goldstar Member Reviews
Written on Mar 23 2013
I loved it! My first time, and although I couldn't afford most of the designer pieces, I wandered stall to stall just to admire everything--it's like a fashion museum.
The good: There were furs, pride-and-prejudice period costumes, high fashion labels, whimsical headpieces, accessories (hand beaded bags, intricate jewelry, etc --so beautiful and lovingly crafted. A true art form!). As for the crowd: some really rockabilly-chic attendees; shopkeepers are nice and friendly (in turn, one gotta be respectful and careful when rummaging through the racks!).
The sad/smelly: Some people? or stuff? smelled like armpits! Also, I regret not splurging for a sheer crepe floral dress that was evocative of the '12 Valentino collection :[
I ended up getting 2 dresses at an unnamed stall; one was a cream-colored long sleeve beauty with a demure, lacey bodice and drapey, viscose bottom -- it makes me feel like Grace Kelly AND it was an absolute steal at $20! (you gotta bargain btw).
Overall, I'm really glad I went and definitely look forward to next year's event.
Written on Mar 19 2013
If you love vintage merchandise and and can't get enough...GO! GO and support what the vintage style. I really enjoyed this event...it's actually the second year. great vendors, great merchandise and very friendly cool people.
Written on Mar 18 2013
Don't remember last time I had that much fun! Is it only once a year? WHY???
Written on Mar 18 2013
Our group enjoyed this event very much. It was our first time attending. The variety was surprising. One of us bought a beautiful American Indian design wool coat for only $50.00. We will attend again next year.
More Information About Vintage Fashion Expo
"The Vintage Fashion Expo" features 85 dealers of vintage clothing, jewelry,
textiles and accessories. Join fellow vintage lovers, designers, costumers,
stylists, collectors and fashion editors from all over the globe.
- A wide range of periods (1850-1980) and price levels
- Every style imaginable, from belle epoque finery to bell bottom jeans
- European classics from Gaultier, Chanel, YSL and Gucci.
- Timeless American designs by Calvin Klein, Halston, Rudi Gernreich and Diane
- Von Furstenberg
- One-of-a-kind, timeless wardrobe additions
Event organizers recommend dressing comfortably to ease trying clothes on. Wear comfortable shoes -- it's a big show!
About the Ticket Supplier: Vintage Expositions, Inc.
The first Vintage Fashion Expo took place in January, 1988 in Oakland - conceived by three partners at a time when there was only one other vintage show in the country, in Massachusetts. These three noticed the intense interest in the older fashions, clothes and accessories on the part of many women (and men), often in connection with antique dolls and other old toys. Just one year later it had grown to be the largest vintage clothing show in the nation (more eastern shows had begun). It continues today as one of the nation's largest and most varied vintage fashion shows, and the longest running, two-day vintage fashion show in the country.
Five weekend Expos are staged annually in California, two in San Francisco at The Concourse Exhibition Center on 8th and Brannan Streets, and three in Santa Monica at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium at Main and Pico. These shows are an integral part of California's fashion scene and draw celebrities who love vintage, fashion designers who appreciate and utilize vintage, movie costumers and costume designers, and youngsters and oldsters who appreciate the uniqueness and quality of these vintage fashions.
Each Expo includes 75 to 100 dealers from across the country and the clothing, textiles, jewelry, and accessories they offer for sale cover a span of more than 125 years as diverse as the repressed Victorian era, the Roaring Twenties, the humorous platform-shoe/hip-hugging era of the 1970s and the more recent Retro Styles sought by today's fashion-conscious teens and twenty-somethings.