DANBURY, CONN. — Glitz and glamour ruled the roost in western Connecticut over the weekend of April 5 at the 9th annual Vintage Clothing and Accessories, Textiles and Jewelry Show and Sale. The two-day show, hosted by Cord Shows, saw a full house of dealers from throughout the Northeast participating. An enthusiastic group of shoppers were on hand and good sales for many dealers began as soon as the early buying crowd rushed onto the floor.
Everything from biker apparel to 1950s prom dresses was available. For those wishing to get that “gearhead” look, a mechanic’s jumpsuit from an American Service station was available at XO Vintage, Wallingford, Conn. Thoroughly Mod items ranging from handbags to shoes were displayed around a colorful array of dresses and tops at Incognito, Somerville, N.J.
A large selection of Bakelite jewelry was seen at Art from the Attic, Arlington, Mass. A case full of custom jewelry, filled to the brim as the show opened for early buying, was quite stark in appearance within 20 minutes of opening. Necklaces, bracelets, brooches and earrings, many created in a Brutalist style, sold quickly to several women jockeying for position in front of the small case.
Aside from the assortment of high-quality textiles, Karen Redinger, Litchfield, Conn., struck a funny bone with a display featuring a colorful assortment of flower pins from the 1960s amidst her selection of sterling and gold jewelry.
Hallie Koehn was exhibiting at the show, but was also busy babysitting and shopping with 7-month-old Anthony Abbatiello. The little man seemed quite enthralled with all of the colorful costumes — perhaps cutting his teeth in the antiques business.
For additional information, www.cordshows.com or 914-273-4667.