Pretty Old Goods sells “uncommon vintage from the littlest state.” Flea veterans will remember Lauren Faria and her terrific eye for vintage women’s clothing. Think dresses, jackets, pumps, skirts and purses. Yum!
This year Lauren is adding vintage jewelry and some vintage housewares to her booth!
Lauren loved being at The Flea last year. “The Flea has such a great community energy," she said. "It's been great to befriend fellow vendors and greet shoppers.”
Meet Lauren and try on the Pretty Old collection at the Providence Flea on June 1, 15 and 29!
MINT is the luscious collaboration of Jay Davani and Emily D’Ambra, two chic ladies who we are proud to say met at last season’s Providence Flea.
The result of that auspicious rendezvous is a collection of vintage clothing and accessories, and unique handmade items known as MINT. Their collection includes thrifty wardrobe essentials for both men and women that will help you stand out in the crowd.
Jay says, “We love the flea! Not only did we have a successful season selling, we had so much fun!"
Welcome back Jay and Emily! We can’t wait to see you and try on your new treasures. MINT will be on the Greenway for Opening Day on June 1 and every Sunday throughout the summer!
Peter Michaud of Spindle City has been buying and selling high-end vintage mens' shoes and clothes online for the past five years. He also mixes in some newer consignment pieces as well. His favorite question that customers ask of him? "People really buy used shoes?" His answer is a resounding yes! Evidently, men who like to look sharp also know a good deal when they see one. Artist, rebel, dandy--and those who just wannabe--fare attenzione! You're sure to find something with a past at Peter's booth on August 25, September 8 and 15!
When asked to describe her business The Fox Affect, Valorie Taylor put it to us this way, "Vintage Clothing and Accessory Lover, Advocate and Seller. Revived and Recycled Relics for the World." (Amen, sister.) She told us she's been collecting for about 10 years, "ever since I moved to Alabama." (We're glad she has since landed in Rhode Island!) Valorie loves wearing things that nobody else has. She also tries to be as eco-conscious as possible, and she thinks--and we agree--that reselling vintage and recycling old into new again is definitely helping the world a little bit. Valorie loves the thrill of the hunt at a flea, much as many of our vendors do. She is also inspired by never knowing what you are going to find, but knowing, too, there is always something for you there. Come see what The Fox Affect has for you here, at The Providence Flea, on July 21 and 28!
At Jeanne Paradiso's Reloved Treasures Children's Consignment Boutique, she sells adorable, gently worn children's clothing, toys and maternity items with the aim of recycling and saving local families money. She told us she believes the general philosophy of recycling can be a bigger and stronger system across the region. Jeanne thinks, "It creates a sense of unity and everyone can get a sense of working for a bigger purpose." She told us her favorite thing about being at the market is "getting to mingle and experience the work of people around us." Well, there are so many interesting vendors to mingle with, we've been told by patrons and vendors they wish there were many more hours in the day at the Flea! (Hmmm...we think six hours is just the right amount for us!) Come mingle with Jeanne at The Flea on July 21, August 4, 11, and 25!
We're excited to welcome Rachel Kupillas of ElevenTwentyEight from Cambridge to the Flea this Sunday! Rachel redesigns vintage and used clothing into these gorgeous and modern, wearable styles. She also collects vintage pieces that have stood the test of time and are still fabulous just how they are. Rachel likes that shopping vintage/redesigned not only allows you to have one of a kind pieces but also helps out the environment. She told us, "I love the care and design that went into clothes and jewelry back in the day. The attention to detail and craftsmanship is amazing. I like that chances are you won't see anyone else wearing what you're wearing. Also, not buying anything new and all the environmental issues that can cause." (We're with you on that, girl!) Rachel said she loves meeting and talking with people at a flea market who share her passion for vintage. We're sure Rachel will have no problem finding homes for the items that she loves and seeing people excited about their finds! Catch Rachel and ElevenTwentyEight this Sunday only, July 14th!
Merch is mixing it up with an eclectic collection of wares they'll be offering on Opening Day. With something for everyone in their space, you'll be hard-pressed to choose from their vast collection of antique and vintage wrought and cast iron locks, keys and found items. The tag team known only as Nancy & Martha are also bringing a selection of handsewn aprons in retro fabrics and designs that will look right at home in your harvest gold eat-in or your modern galley. And with a limited supply of upcycled shorts and pants that you--and your hips--will love, best leave nothing to chance! Get the keys to the castle, and some other cool stuff, at the Merch booth on June 2nd!
Just when you thought you'd died and gone to vintage heaven! The Flea presents the elusive Gypsy, who wants to be your favorite roaming resale boutique. Providence's Ruth Meteer collects closet cast-offs, fabulous vintage finds, and locally crafted favorites. She aims to make high fashion and quality affordable, while diverting passed-over treasures from the waste stream and reducing the carbon footprint of fashion. Ruth is driven by "a deep desire to rescue under-appreciated things, and find them a new life in an adoring new home." Who doesn't want to help rescue a mod Twiggy mini, some Gucci shoes or some Mad Men style '50s wear? Gypsy might be roaming most of the time, but you know you can find her at The Providence Flea on June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30!
SUEDE is the fashionable love child of Jay 'ironsuede' Davani. This chic chick with an eye for vintage and a gift for thrift is passing her trade secrets--along with stunning, hand-selected accessories and clothing--at The Flea this summer! Based on the idea that nobody needs to overspend in order to look like a million dollars, Jay brings her love of stylish steals to life through SUEDE. It's all here: all-American classics with an edge, one of a kind vintage pieces, and accessories to make you stand out in a crowd. SUEDE is her name and thrift is her game. Get in on Jay's secrets at The Flea on June 2, July 14 and August 25!
House of Findings specializes in a mixed collection of vintage, upcycled, young designers, artisan goods, and global finds. They feature vintage women's clothing, accessories, jewelry and home goods from the 1920s through the 1980s. Mayra and Biorn have collected all the products during their travels and repurposed them, and they love the process of discovering, collecting, restoring, presenting and finally FINDING the right home for each piece among their customers. We'll have House of Findings at The Providence Flea throughout the summer on June 2, 16, 30; July 14, 21; and August 4, 18 and 25!