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The Goods!: The Santa Monica Vintage Expo. Over 100 Years of Fashion.


The Goods!: The Santa Monica Vintage Expo. Over 100 years of Fashion.

The Goods!: The Santa Monica Vintage Expo. Over 100 years of Fashion.

The Goods!: The Santa Monica Vintage Expo. From the Margaret Curby Collection, Vintage Gown Circa 1920's.

 

The Goods!: The Santa Monica Vintage Expo. From the Margaret Curby Collection, Vintage Gown Circa 1920’s.

This past weekend I had the opportunity and pleasure to venture down to Santa Monica and present a collection spanning over 100 years of fashion at the Vintage Expo. This event is serious. Each dealer specializes in an era or genre of vintage, from children’s to high-end designer. If you are looking for something specific and are serious to step up, you will likely find it at the Vintage Expo.

The Goods!: The Santa Monica Vintage Expo. From the Margaret Curby Collection, Vintage Gown Circa 30's/40's.

The Goods!: The Santa Monica Vintage Expo. From the Margaret Curby Collection, Vintage Gown Circa 30's/40's.

I shared a booth with the fabulous Kelley of eBay’s My Fabulous Closet. Together we had a collection of apparel and accessories from the teen’s through the 90’s. I was showcasing for the first time, the collection of my dear friend Margaret Curby. Margaret has been collecting for decades and decided it’s time to go! I am so grateful to have had the opportunity for her fabulous finds to enter my world and at the same time help them find their proper place. And that I did, sending items home with Ester of Golyester, the mother-daughter duo of 1860-1960, NY Vintage, costume designer Debra McGuire…just to name a few.

The Goods!: The Santa Monica Vintage Expo. From the Margaret Curby Collection, vintage teddies and silk chiffon dresses.

The Goods!: The Santa Monica Vintage Expo. From the Margaret Curby Collection, vintage teddies and silk chiffon dresses.

I have a great appreciation for all eras of fashion but Kelley and I dubbed the items I had “high maintenance”. It takes a skilled hand to care for such delicate items. Dried out fabrics can shred under extreme heat or cold, the oils on your hands can be damaging and many modern day cleaning techniques are just too harsh. So it was a great relief to find the people skilled and willing to revive life back into these pieces. The wealth of knowledge the dealers and collectors have at these events is priceless. I urge you to go and get schooled! The Vintage Expo is multiple times a year in SoCal and San Francisco and on the East Side there is the Manhattan Vintage Show.

The Goods!: The Santa Monica Vintage Expo. Myself with Sandra of Debutante Clothing and Mary of Zuburbia.

The Goods!: The Santa Monica Vintage Expo. Myself with Sandra of Debutante Clothing and Mary of Zuburbia.

I met so many fabulous people! Including (FINALLY!) Sandra Mendoza-Daly of Debutante Clothing and Mary Kincaid of Zuburbia. Read Mary’s write-up on “Tip’s for Vintage Fashionista’s” on the Huffington Post. Ladies, seriously have a read, there are some very important facts, esp. respecting the garments while shopping and trying on!

The Goods!: The Santa Monica Vintage Expo. Jessie's Threads, vintage children's clothing.

The Goods!: The Santa Monica Vintage Expo. Jessie's Threads, vintage children's clothing.

Since I was sooooo busy selling I couldn’t get away much to snap photos. I did get to chat with my friends of Mercy Vintage and meet John, the owner of Jesse’s Threads, a three year old company dedicated strictly to children’s vintage and lovingly named after his son, Jesse. And of course a few choice shots of The Goods! that got away…pieces from Ms. Margaret Curby’s collection. Who knew that early wool swimsuits would be so HOT! 😉

 

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One Response to “The Goods!: The Santa Monica Vintage Expo. Over 100 Years of Fashion.”

  1. Queen of Bows Stella says:

    Swoon! Everything looks amazing. And awesome you got to put some goods in good hands.

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