Happy treasure hunting

Date: 30/08/16 Read: 2658 view(s) Category: Lifestyle, Fashion, Shopping Author: Lea Muses
[ Photo by Satoru Imai ]

[ Photo by Satoru Imai ]

Vintage warehouse sales IJhallen

We took to the streets with my trunk of goodies mainly left overs from my styling wardrobe and photoshoots. I discovered the secret to success at vintage warehouse sales. The key is to have a theme at your booth since most shoppers are rummaging through junk and other people’s long forgotten subjects of their sheds. The most exciting vendors had specific things such as antiques for the home, or a booth full of only lamps or very nicely presented army bomber jackets from the U.S.

IJhallen Amsterdam Market

An Oasis of vintage cocktail dresses

Our booth stood out amongst the piles of junk as an oasis of vintage cocktail dresses from the 60s & 70s hand picked and laundered. These were accompanied by a mass of cowboy boots and for Men the popular best sellers were my overstock of Palladium Desert boots. People were also quite excited by a private collection of dead-stock (still new and preserved but made 40+years ago) flare legged denim pants & high waisted chinos I own from the 70s. Some are dry denim (never been washed raw fabric) which are intensely unique and hard to find. Especially with the original tags some with slightly charming typos or defects or aged patina buttons from rusting away a bit. These are the types of gems designers go digging for and real collectors of authenticity.

Vintage shopping Lea Muses Vintage shopping Lea Muses

Next market mid September

So for my review of the Ijhallen Market I would say it's fun and worth doing at least once for collectors, designers and interiors on a budget. (most items were under 5 euros ranging to upwards of 40 max!) be prepared to take a ferry boat, walk and skim over 200 booths, bring cash & change and a huge bag for your goodies! If your interested in selling you can check their website at Ijhallen.nl The next market is in mid September 2016. If you missed my vintage dresses the best of the best I saved the best of the best on Etsy. Here's the link, and some example photos of what there is to discover there. Happy treasure hunting!

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