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Concourse Exhibition Center
635 8th Street San Francisco, CA 94103
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The weather was moderate. I wore light jacket or sweater.
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"Vintage Fashion Expo"
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10 reviews
32 stars
attended Mar 20 2010

Huge (or should I shout HUGE!) selection of vintage clothing and accessories. Lot's for the guys, too, which is harder to come by, it seems.

Everything from Vintage Designer wares -- think Oscar Time! to crazy eighties sunglasses. We made a...continued

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Chouxie Red Velvet
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57 reviews
13 stars
attended Mar 20 2010

Great variety of merchandise. You really had to search for bargains, as some items were way overpriced. Loved all the hats!

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5 reviews
17 stars
attended Sep 18 2010

Great selection of vintage clothing, nice quality and reasonable price.

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The Vintage Fashion Expo features more than 50 dealers of vintage clothing, jewelry, textiles and accessories. Join fellow vintage lovers, designers, costumers, stylists, collectors and fashion editors from all over the globe.

You’ll find:

  • 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

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.