Vintage Pop-up Market: 5 vintage shopping tips

Posted on Apr 12, 2018 by The Forks Market

The Forks loves everything old, beautiful, and especially when those things are repurposed into people’s lives. So it only makes sense that we bring together some of our favourite vintage dealers in Winnipeg and hold a vintage pop up in The Market.

We’ve done just that! Friday from 5 - 9PM and Saturday from 10AM - 7PM, on the second floor of The Market, you'll find some of Winnipeg's best vintage goodies.

Here are your vendors:

We've gathered some tips to make sure you get the most of your vintage market hunting.

1. Come early

The beauty of vintage items is that they are one-of-a-kind. That means, in order to be able to shop the full glory of a vintage market, you have to be the one of the first people to get there. The best items sell quickly, so don’t miss your chance at the extra special vintage goodies.

2. Don’t hesitate

Again, one-of-a-kind. When you see something you really like, grab it. Even if you’re not sure if you’re going to buy it, carry it around until you’ve made a decision. Nothing is worse in the world of vintage shopping than watching someone else pick up and buy that amazing jumpsuit you were thinking about, but weren’t sure about. Regret is real, folks. Just do it.

3. Caffeinate

Anyone else feel better shopping after a couple shots of espresso? We do. You’ll be in a better mood and have more energy to filter through all the beautiful vintage wares at max caffeination level. Taking the time to look through everything is key when vintage shopping. You might just find that one amazing belt that was hidden in a corner if you’re the one to look.

4. Be thorough

This goes hand in hand with tip #3. Flip through every hanger, take the time time to dig through the bowl of jewelry, and visit every vintage dealer. You may just run into the piece that makes your heart flutter and your mind go, “start the car!”

5. Have fun with it

If you’re anything like us, wearing vintage clothes you’ve hunted down makes you feel vibrant and special. Having someone ask, “I love your pants. Where did you get them?” and being able to respond with “Oh I got it at this amazing vintage market,” is an incredible feeling. So, buy items that will get some attention. You’re worth it and so are the beautiful vintage items.


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