Fashion within itself is unique, it’s an art; an outfit can become a beautiful work of art when put together well. Unique clothing is relative to the individual, but most fashion connoisseur’s of this age would agree that many treasures can be found in the clothing of the ages that came before us. The idea of being individualistic, stylish, and even earth-friendly is summed up in our idea of “vintage” fashion. As one who loves individualistic looks, I have yet to meet many people who know how to incorporate vintage pieces into their closets better than the ladies of Instant Vintage 78; Stacie and Samantha. Not only do they dress, sell, and breathe vintage, they are bringing it to the forefront of Washington, DC in a classy and fun way! This past weekend they held their second vintage pop-up shop. The first pop-up shop entitled the “Connoisseur’s Vintage Pop-Up Shop” was held back in the fall and was a huge success so we’re so glad they came back to do it again!
The event was a lot of fun as expected. Held at Penn Social, there were 16 vintage and retro vendors from all over the DC, Maryland, Virginia, and even Philly area who were a part of the pop-up shop. The atmosphere was eclectic; DJ Amen Ra was on the ones and twos providing the beats, there was fun and colorful lighting making the place romantic and urban at the same time, and the hand paintings on the wall made it the perfect location along with the great food and drinks!
There was a best dressed vintage contest, and of course the “Baltimore Bombshell” (@Blue_Jaye) won. I spotted her as a winner as soon as I saw her! She was Style Stamped vintage.
All of the vendors and patrons were Style Stamped too, of course!
The hosts of Instant Vintage 78 did a wonderful job, as always. We love these beautiful ladies!
We can’t wait for the next Instant Vintage 78 event!!!
Host: Kas, Designer www.kennykas.com
PR: Candice Nicole www.candicenicolepr.com
For more information on the vendors in attendance, please see the list below:
BeSpoke Not Broke Boutique specializes in men’s vintage and gently worn clothing, footwear and accessories.
Bourgeois & Rebellious Boutique offers a variety of goods both manufactured and custom made. “We don’t just wear trends, we create them!”
Brown & Williams Clothiers specializes in Vintage clothing imported from England.
Catch 22 Boutique is a life-stylist boutique that also offers closet clean-outs, consignment and personal shopping services.
Craft Culture offers men’s shaving and beard care made with natural oils, wax and fragrances made in Baltimore, fair trade raw silk ties made in Thailand.
Designer name brands for a dime! Purses, shoes, clothing and more…
Earl’s Closet is a place where woman and men of style find solitude, inspiration and much joy. “Your true source of vintage, clothing and accessories…”
Haute Crave is an online boutique specializing in relevant and relatable vintage pieces as well as authentic designer pieces.
Instant Vintage 78 is an online boutique that specializes in selling vintage clothing, shoes, jewelry and accessories from the 1940s to the 1990s.
LeSouLstice offers items based on self-expression through roots & culture.
Love, Mrs. specializes in one-of-a-kind designer vintage items and handmade natural healing products by their mother brand Ellie Oliver.
Mahogany Bleu is the quintessential clothier for women who adore vintage, modern, and whimsical clothing and accessories.
Pixie Kitsune boutique showcases new, unique and independent designers and brands from the US, UK, and Australia. A boutique for individuals willing to stand out from the crowd.
Rag-Dollz Collective is an online destination that provide unique handpicked Ragz (clothing), accessories and jewelry for Dollz who admire the aestethic these pieces hold from the 40’s – 90’s.
SwitchWood combines elegance and ingenuity to create the first interchangeable wooden bow tie. With their patent pending design, the possibilities of customization are as broad as the imagination.
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