Buds & Pups

Thanks so much to everyone who stopped by our arctic wind tunnel of a booth at The Vintage Bazaar at the Renegade Craft Fair this weekend! It made the 10-12 hour days go by faster and it was nice to catch up and see some friends that we don't get to see often enough and some we see pretty often but never get sick of. Here are some pictures from the weekend with a few things that went home with people and a few dogs we wish we could have taken home:

 This is probably the first time we've ever been ready for a sale on time, thanks to Miss Betty on the right and also the extra staff The Vintage Bazaar provided to help. So this is what it feels like to not be late for everything..

First item out the door: 60's Diamond sunglasses. Also, this girl made that wood bracelet she's wearing!

Woven leather (!) vest

A great pick from our extensive collection of cat purses

One of my favorite necklaces

BT friend Adriana and our mascot for the weekend, Bunny Bear Jones!

The sweetest and least hairy lapdogs you will ever meet

The highlight of the weekend was on Sunday when I set a french fry lure near our booth for one lucky dog. So many dogs tried to get that enticing curled morsel of potato but were thwarted by their owners. This one, however...



Ermahgerd*! We're part of this crazy cuckoo bananas 10th anniversary Renegade Craft fair!

This year the Renegade Craft Fair asked The Vintage Bazaar to host a special mini pop up within a pop up for their 10th annual fair and we were lucky enough to have been selected to participate! There's so much going on at the fair that I can't even get into it here but check out the Renegade Craft site for more details. Please come dressed in your best ren faire garb or you'll feel so left out.

Here's a teeny tiny sneak peek of some stuff we'll have but trust me, this is but an amuse bouche and there are some real gems in the stock we'll have on hand. 

Look for The Vintage Bazaar this Saturday 9/8 and Sunday 9/9 on Wolcott off of Division and in the LaSalle Elementary School's parking lot. We're not yet sure where our booth will be but we'll be in there somewhere. Come and hang out!


*for Betty


Smitten with Švankmajer

Prior to this weekend, I had only seen his short films and some clips from movies but thanks to a suggestion from my brother, I got to catch Czech filmmaker Jan Švankmajer's Lunacy in full at the Siskel Film Center. Švankmajer creates weird and wonderful dark films that drift toward the horror genre using a mix of live action and stop animation, often using clay or food as his medium and sometimes stop animating live actors, creating unnatural, nightmarish movement. If you haven't had a chance to see one of his films in a theater and you live in Chicago, you can still catch the tail end of the retrospective at the Siskel!

This is the first Švankmajer short I remember seeing:


Short notice as usual: Bummer Town will be at the Vintage Bazaar at The Aragon Ballroom this Sunday, August 12th! Look for us outside in the lot.

Here's a quick sneak peek of some things we'll have for you:

Lil' baby succulent plant arrangements!

I call this one "The Farmer's Daughter"

The farmer's more conservative daughter (^with less wrinkles, promise)

Kyoto Kasuals Khaki

Livin' Single 

 German Flecktarn camo jackets for the gents

Swan Magic crop

Vroom vrooooom

!!! Tempted to keep this !!!

Marbled grape swirl

Sea pink

More flecktarn

Loose cut mesh back Nike tank for sweatin'

Please stop by! 
1106 W Lawrence
Chicago, IL 
Just east of the Lawrence stop on the CTA red line

Oh, and we'll be taking credit cards this time around because we're:


Wish I was in New York right now...

Read Opening Ceremony's mini interview with Brian Procell about his vintage sportswear collection, which he's bringing to the New York location to sell. It looks like he's got a lot of covetable gear and he also knows his stuff. I wish I could see the rest of the collection!