alameda flea market
San Francisco is not a city short on antiques fairs. For starters, there's old faithful in Alameda and the new upstart at Candlestick Park, both of which occur monthly. And if you attend just those two with any regularity, you know how quickly you can become addicted to going. So what's an antique addict to do on the off-weeks between events? This weekend offers just the ticket, with the annual 20th Century Modernism Show & Sale pulling into Herbst Pavillion in Fort Mason.
Need to find a dining table, redecorate a room, or hell, furnish an apartment from top down? This is your weekend. Being the first Sunday of the month, of course you can head over to Alameda for the monthly flea. There's always plenty to discover, and now that the weather is (hopefully) giving us a few days of sunshine, it could be the perfect time to catch up on finds that may have eluded you during the copious downpours endured these past two months.
The local design blogs were atwitter this week with the possibility that the Alameda Flea, as we know it, might be no more. A mysterious notice on the website announcing the show canceled for this weekend (and the coming future) was quickly yanked, replaced with a vague sense of unease–and lots of questions.
This weekend, the Vintage Fashion Expo - the largest of its kind in the US - came to the Concourse Exhibition Center in SF. Naturally, we got dolled up in our favorite ensembles inspired from eras past and headed over to scour the seemingly endless racks for the best vintage pieces that are on-trend for spring. Here, dear readers, are our top seven finds:
Name: Zoe Fisher
Occupation: Student at The Urban School of SF and Fashion Designer (Zoe Alexander)
Spotted: Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, 1:15 p.m.