May 23, 2015

We Came, We Saw, We Shopped: Alameda Point Vintage Fashion Faire

Old-fashioned glam and styles from another era took over The O Room during the recent Alameda Point Vintage Fashion Faire, a semi-annual event co-founded by Sandra Michan (check Sandra’s vintage shopping tips). In the mix? Everything from neckties to housewares to dress patterns.

Inside the O Room, itself a vintage-lover’s dream with swanky chandeliers shining from the ceiling and soft music playing faintly in the background, there was a wide range of garments, accessories, crafts and other treasures for ogling and perusing.

Read on for some of our favorites from this year’s Faire:

Vintage buttons become something new with Valerie Valentina’s pretty statement jewelry pieces.

Valerie Valentina working on one of her original designs.

Valerie Valentina

The Vintage Girly booth was full of gorgeous furs (including a show-stopping full length fox fur), Erté-esque art deco statues and smart accessories.


Vintage Girly

Shoes and accessories from Vintage Girly

Jillian of Joules Jewels Vintage, new to the Bay Area, started her company selling jewelry, but has now incorporated retro threads into her line.

Joules, Bay Area newcomer and the brain behind JJV.

Joules Jewels Vintage

1950s drop waist dress from Joules Jewels Vintage

Vintage frames, handbags, and other accessories at the MK Retro booth.

MK Retro's booth included snazzy sunglasses and handbags.

Necklaces, brooches, and other precious accessories at the Lapin booth.

Antique style necklaces from Lapin

Juniper Tree Vintage had quite a colorful assortment of vintage brooches, necklaces, and bracelets from which to choose.

Bright retro brooches by Juniper Tree Vintage.

Juniper Tree Vintage

More great baubles at the Juniper Tree Vintage booth

Papillon Antiques came all the way from Arizona to share its diverse retro collection.

Halloween figurines decorated the Papillon Antiques booth.

Dress patterns from the 1950s to the 1980s at the Papillon booth

Dragonfly Meadows, a Portland-based shop specializing vintage prints, featured fun posters in the Halloween spirit and rare Henry Clive prints, dating back as far as the 1920s.

Halloween-themed framed vintage prints adorned the Dragonfly Meadows booth

More San Francisco vintage

Alexandra is a San Francisco writer with a passion for style and creativity. You can find her on Twitter @theTsaritsa
  • Fashion

    The show was great……Special Thanks to Sandra and SF Indie Fashion for the up….. Love Valerie Valentina

  • Fashion

    The Show was great…Special Thanks Randy, Sandra and the Staff…. SF Indie Fashion Thanks so much for the write up love you much…. Valerie Valentina