I had to be quick and fast with my looking. As one vendor pointed out, "Boy, you are brave." I think she was right. I knew going in my expectations were low as far as me being able to spend quality time there but once inside I really wanted to take everything in and wasn't able too. My two kids were about as good as any young kids could be but they didn't want to be there and kept asking when are we going and of course arguing with each other lol. So, I gave up and had to leave but not before getting a couple pair of really great sunglasses, a dress, and a shawl. They had to be quick purchases without too much thought. I'm really happy about the sunglasses because this is something that is difficult to buy online.
I got a few pictures in and I hope you all enjoy seeing a small sampling of this event. It really beat my expectations. Some very amazing things. You do have to ask the vendors if you can take pictures as some are pretty weird about it. I have no idea why. I asked one lady if I could take a picture of her vintage beaded bag table and she was pretty snotty about it and said something like "No, you aren't going to take pictures of my bags." Boy, I would never even think of shopping with a vendor like this!
But, for the most part, most vendors were really nice and friendly. I wish I could have spent time talking with them but it was a whirlwind just trying to walk through the 90 vendors and get small glimpses of the stock. There was EVERYTHING thing there that a vintage girl would love. All eras were represented. Many, many, many (infinity) amazing things. So many great dresses and jewelry.
I saw this lovely pink and white bow patterned dress from the 40's and I proceeded to make a cash offer for the dress I was running low on cash funds and they counter offered I think an additional $10. The dress was in the $90 which was a premium anyways. Then, I said okay and then they started to add sales tax onto the price and it ended up being hardly any deal. I said all I have is this $90 and thats it. They had bagged the dress already and they said no. I thought it was a little weird how they walked out on a sale over around $7-$8.
This was the first display I passed. I asked the vendor if she minded me taking pictures and she didn't. Nice, nice lady.
I have been wanting a pair of vintage sunglasses and this was a great opportunity to find some. I found this great pair of 40's sunglasses that I'll share a picture of along with the other things I bought in my next post.
How fun are these glasses? These are not the ones I purchased but I thought these were awesome. This is the stall I found my great 40's glasses at and the vendors were really nice and sweet and lived very close by. They've even wrote a book check it out...
Another really nice vendor where I found a great pair of netted type gloves that fit!
Another eyeglass vendor, I thought this was interesting 1790 sunglasses.
This vendor I found a great 30's dress that I hope to wear to the summer Jazz festival and I also found a lovely shawl. I thought this vendor was very reasonably priced. I wish I could have really looked more. Maybe next time!
Finished my NYC excursion at ToysRus: