Florence is a fashionable city year-round, but January in Florence is especially dedicated to the world of fashion. After all the Pitti events, the last weekend of January turns its focus to Vintage. Being a city with such a long memory, Florence does Vintage exceptionally well.
is a twice-yearly event at the train-station-turned-event-center, Stazione Leopolda
in Florence. Just as there’s always something new to explore from the past, every year the Vintage fair has all the reliable favorite vintage shops from Florence
and around Tuscany, as well as new art installations and special events to explore.
One of my favorite aspects of this year’s fair was the social-media awareness. Every exhibit space had their own QR code hanging above. If going around collecting business cards isn’t your thing, you could easily point your smart phone camera at the QR code, and be taken to the merchant’s website. It was an easy way to save your favorite merchants in your browsing history.
Pictured on the left are the vintage fork and spoon necklaces from one of my favorites from the fair, Lamù Vintage
from Bologna. I went a little bit cutlery crazy. With the jewelry I bought from this stand I can be prepared for an impromptu picnic anytime, anywhere!
These clocks made from vinyl records
definitely caught my eye. I just may end up ordering one, but with design options ranging from Vespa to Audrey Hepburn to a French Bulldog, the only problem is deciding which one.
Pictured on the right is a vintage stroller, one of the first things that caught my eye entering the fair. Maybe its the baby fever that rears its ugly head every once in a while these days, but I would love to reupholster that bad boy and zoom my kid around Florence!
One of the great things about the event is that there’s something for everyone and its a fun place to spend the afternoon, even if you’re not looking to make any purchases (good luck). This year Contesta Rock Hair
had a space – victory curls anyone? Pictured on the right is the coffee bar at the back. Between aperitivo, DJ sets, and even a photo booth, I could easily have spent all weekend there.
In my opinion Vintage Selection is one of the most well-organized and well-publicized fashion events in Florence. I can’t wait to see what they come up with next year!