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Fashion-istas, you will not want to miss these TWO events happening this Second Saturday. Sacramento style – Summer 2010!
Sacramento definitely has it’s own unique fashion sense, and the local fashion scene lately has really been coming into it’s own. More and more people are making due with less money, and second-hand and re-purposed clothing have become a popular option on adding flavor to one’s wardrobe without too much strain on the pocketbook. Thrift shopping seems to have become a local custom, and local business are sprouting up everywhere catering to those who prefer funky, one-of-a-kind “pre-loved,” second-hand clothing to the bland, blend-in-the-crowd, mass produced options found at the nearest mall. Artists and designers have been getting in on the action too, re-making new fashions out of old vintage clothing.
Saturday, June 12th is the Bespoked/ Be Quiet Vintage Fashion Bazaar, is an event created to celebrate this particular Sacramento style. A handful of local designers, artists and collectors of vintage have teamed together to create this fledging vintage bazaar, showcasing vintage, hand-made and re-made fashions. Sellers such as local vintage fashion mavens, Crimson & Clover, Junkyard Buccaneer and Violet Folklore will be there, among others, offering up their unique take of choice vintage and vintage inspired items.
It all takes place at 1819 HUB Collective, an intimate community space located at 1819 23rd Street, on the corner of S & 23rd, a block from the Round Corner. It happens June 12th from noon-6 pm. This is a family-friendly event as well as a live DJ spinning minimal, electronics, weird-pop, retro and Pizzicato 5, making vintage shopping a whole new experience.
The Bespoked/ Be Quiet Vintage Fashion Bazaar
Saturday, June 12th, 2010
The 1819 HUB Collective
1819 23rd Street
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And don’t forget…
Sellout Buyout is a lively and loud fashion/art market that gives relatively unknown designers the chance to show their wares alongside established local names.
“It’s a different line up every single time,” says event organizer and Bows and Arrows co-owner Olivia Coelho. “You never know what you’re going to get, but I try to make a balanced event.”
Regardless of the specifics of the line up, visitors to Sellout Buyout can expect to find a ton of hand-made clothing, vintage outfits, and great accessories, as well as music provided by local DJs and musicians.
Coelho described the art at Sellout Buyout as utilitarian, saying “The art is the apparel and the accessories. Everything has to be usable.”
Anyone looking for a huge variety of interesting and crafty things and stuff could do much worse than checking out Sellout Buyout.
Since it was started in October 2003, Sellout Buyout has been held at a number of Sacramento businesses and galleries, including Bodytribe, Lotus Gallery, and the now-defunct Fools Foundation. It has become a midtown institution, with many well-known members of Sacramento’s music, arts, and crafts scenes attending regularly.
Artists and designers looking to show their wares at Sellout Buyout don’t have an arduous application process. “Basically they just contact us,” said Coelho. “We have it in Bows and Arrows now, so they can come by the store and sign up, or they can use the internet or myspace.”
Sellout Buyout takes place four times a year, on the Second Saturdays of March, June, and September and December. Entrance to the event is free. All the vendors are cash-only.
This Second Saturday it will be open from three to ten p.m. Bows and Arrows is located at 1712 L street. There is a small parking lot, and limited on-street parking, but given the traffic on Second Saturday, walking or riding from a less congested area is recommended. Further information can be found on the Sellout Buyout and Bows and Arrows websites.
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