Monday, November 1, 2010
Funky Fun and Fabulous! Vintage (for both home and wardrobe) has come to the South End of Boston by way of a Sunday Open Market and it appears there has been a standing ovation.
The SOWA Vintage Market has been operating on Sundays since the end of May and was scheduled to close for the season this past Halloween weekend. Since the day it opened locals and out of town visitors have been flocking to the large retro-fit warehouse on Harrison Ave. to shop and browse booth after booth filled with everything vintage (including the kitchen sink). The owners are selective about their vendors so standards are high yet prices are surprisingly affordable. As a result, the market has become overwhelmingly popular. It's no wonder the dealers and customers began lobbying for extending the season weeks ago AND they have been heard! Owners Stephanie Pernice and John Warren have decided to add another three weeks to the schedule Hooray!
How do I know all of this? I'm one of the Vintage clothing dealers and I couldn't be happier. SOWA has become one of my favorite venues. The customers are fantastic and not just because they shop. Bob and I meet all kinds of interesting people from every walk of life and I should also mention the place is pet friendly, how great is that?
So if you are in the Boston area over any of the next three Sundays ( Nov. 7th, 14th and 21st) come over to the SOWA Vintage Market and check it out. I'll be in my usual spot at the Albany St. end of the building :)
For directions and info on free parking click here. I sure do hope you can come but if you can't don't worry SOWA will be back in May!