Wednesday, July 13, 2011

For the Locals: Mighty Swell!


What: A blink-and-you-miss it vintage shopping extravaganza, showcasing an edited collection of clothing, accessories, home d├ęcor, furniture and gifts.

Why? Because affordable vintage is Mighty Swell.

Where: Our shop! Located at 3109 East 42nd Street, Minneapolis, 55407.

When: Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

About: Mighty Swell is a semi-regular shopping event, created and executed by local bloggers and vintage-lovers Meghan McAndrews and Rae Danneman.

“Summer in the City” featured vendors include…

Bourbon & Lace: Thrifty, on-trend vintage from every era–from darling ’50s day dresses to sophisticated’60s & ’70s separates to on ’80s party and beach wear. Specializing in vintage of all sizes, from tiny to curvy, and don't forget accessories! Purses, belts, one-of-a-kind jewelry, summery sandals, flats and heels—all looking for good homes.

High Plains Thrifter: Ladylike garments from the 1940s on, with an emphasis on quality and all around loveliness. Walk away with work-ready blouses, weekend-ready denim and play suits, floaty lingerie, retro swimwear and heaps of flattering, feminine dresses. Curvy ladies come first at High Plains, with plenty of goodies sized 12, 14, 16 and up.

Teacup Vintage: Teacup Vintage puts together beautiful seasonal collections of women’s and children’s vintage pieces. We adore dainty details like ruffles, peter pan collars, vintage buttons, polka dots and other feminine touches. Our children’s pieces are classic and soft, with rick rack, lace and smocking galore. We also have piles of vintage children’s books, silk scarves, skirts, blouses, checkered and hand embroidered aprons, shoes, handbags and jewelry. Whether you are looking for something to spruce up an old standby or to create a brand-new look, Teacup Vintage has just the thing.

Top Drawer Vintage: Top Drawer Vintage offers clothing and accessories for shoppers who are on an undying search for one-of-a-kind, beautiful garments. With dresses, tops, bottoms, shoes, gloves, hats and hand bags from a range of eras, Top Drawer Vintage is a collection for women who truly geek out over vintage.

Valise Vintage: A curated vintage collection from the 1950s-1980s with a focus on feminine, timeless styles. Valise hunts far and wide for vintage—bringing classic Southwestern styles from Texas and Phoenix into the mix. The summer collection focuses on tribal and floral prints, bright colors and fun-in-the-sun beachwear.

Other vendors include…Pink Vintage, Ramble & Pluck and Patterns.

Vintage dresses start at $10, blouses and tanks for $5 and up and plenty of skirts, bottoms and
accessories starting at $5. We’ll have even more of our popular $5 mystery grab bags in addition to a
bargain rack outside with tons of marked-down merchandise. Fresh items will be added daily!

Worried these hot deals will make you sweat? Cool off with a sample-sized gourmet ice pop from 10,000 Licks—they’ll be handing treats Saturday afternoon from 2-4 p.m. We’ll also have donuts and coffee from A Baker’s Wife Saturday for the early birds and tunes c/o Girl Germs Radio rocking all weekend long.


Alisha said...

Oh how exciting! I wish I was in the Minneapolis area. I always miss out on the fun stuff :P

Babes in Thriftland said...

I'll see you there hopefully!

Anonymous said...

That melon jumpsuit is AH-MAZING!

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Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for posting this, Jill! You are one of Mighty Swell's most stylish cheerleaders!!

MaryBeth said...

Great write-up! Thank you so much!

Layered Black said...

oh yay for being local!! added bonus to being your follower!! I will be checking you out I LOVE VINTAGE:)