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2020 Updates + Merch!

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To say that 2020 has not gone as expected is an understatement. We have missed our Spring Market due to COVID-19, and will be crossing our fingers that our Winter festivities can move forward. As soon as we know more, we will share information here.

In other, more positive news, we are completely obsessed with the design that Emma Headley created for our Spring Market. We were bummed to see it go underused and underseen and so we have made limited edition patches from the design!

We’ve also taken the opportunity to (finally) get all of our merch available in our online shop. Everything is available for shipping and for local pick up. If you would like to show your support for VTGCLT in this time of no events, please consider buying a patch/tote/tee <3

And who knows, maybe sometime soon we will add more vintage and handmade items to the online shop 😉

Spring Market Covid19 Update

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Happy April, we made it. The sun is shining and the flowers are starting to bloom and we hope everyone is doing as well as possible. 🌸

Four weeks ago, we accepted all of our amazing vendors, and three weeks ago we decided to postpone the Spring Market. We’ve reserved a date in late June with our friends at Camp North End as a make up date. With so much uncertainty, it is hard to know if even that date will be safe, but we hope beyond hopes that it will be—most importantly because that would mean we were all past the worst of this.

VTGCLT is a brand that was founded on the idea of bringing a community of small businesses together. That our voices are louder as one and that through supporting one another we are stronger, and more successful. We believe strongly in this still, and we won’t be trying to replicate the market on-line. Rather, we will quietly plot and plan how in the future we can be together more often and in more meaningful ways.

Hopefully we will see everyone healthy and happy IRL on June 27th, but until then, stay home, stay safe, and save the date 💕

The 2019 Vintage Charlotte Winter Market

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VTGCLT is popping up at The Fillmore Charlotte for the eighth annual Winter Market! Come out and spend the day shopping with 60+ of the region’s best vintage & handmade vendors.

Grab the latest copy of Our State Magazine and stick it in your Oatly tote bag when you walk in the door (both free while supplies last)! And a huge thank you to our sponsor Yelp Charlotte!

HEX Coffee will be on hand keeping us caffeinated and if you get hungry, you can visit the food trucks stationed outside: Bleu Barn Bistro and The Dumpling Lady

$7 early bird entry at 10am // $2 general admission 11am-5pm

Parking is free.

Vintage Charlotte Winter Market Giveaway!

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It’s giveaway time again at Vintage Charlotte!  Here are the details:

One lucky Winter Market attendee will win our giveaway!  This giveaway is completely packed full of handmade and vintage gifts you can give to your friends and family (or give to yourself!!)!  14 of our amazing Vintage Charlotte Winter Market vendors have contributed to this giveaway, all of the items described in this post are included in the giveaway, a total value of over $400!  The winner MUST claim their prize IN PERSON at The Vintage Charlotte Winter Market (November 24th at The Fillmore).

Ways to enter (do all four for increased odds!):

  1. Follow @VTGCLT on instagram and tag a friend you’d love to shop the market with!
  2. On Instagram, share the giveaway post in your story and tag @VTGCLT.
  3. Follow @VTGCLT on Twitter, retweet our giveaway and tweet us back to let us know you’re excited for the market!
  4. Follow Vintage Charlotte on Facebook and share our giveaway post (make sure you comment on the post that you shared if you have a private profile).

Up to four entries per person! Winner will be selected at 6pm on Saturday, November 23rd. Good luck!

Official Giveaway Photo:

The goodies include (clockwise from upper left corner):

– Vintage Christmas Sweater from Vintage by Kitty
– Vintage North Carolina Map from Funkijunk
– Golden Bow Earrings from January Jewelry
– Record Stand and Tote Bag from Hardy Boys Records
– 2020 Calendar and Hand Painted Ornament from Shannon Newlin
– Mid Century Modern Candle Holder from The Vintage Types
– Gift Wrap from ReThink Gift Wraps
– Cheese Board from Madison Woodworks
– Two Air Plant Holders from Wildly Urban
– Rectangular Duo Earrings from Elise Design Co.
– Vintage Polaroid Camera from Maliasmark Vintage
– #1 Candle from Made by Kippen
– Vintage Compact from Heart’s Desire Vintage
– Hexagon Earrings from Muro Jewelry

Winter Market Vendor Spotlight: Maliasmark

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VTGCLT is popping up on November 24th at The Fillmore for the eighth annual Winter Market! Come out and spend the day shopping with over 60 of the region’s best vintage & handmade vendors. $2 general admission 11am-5pm. Want to have first pick at all the goodies? We offer $7 early bird entry at 10am.

Leading up to the market, we’ll be sharing vendor spotlight posts that give you a chance to meet some of our amazing vendors in advance of the market. We are excited to welcome Maliasmark back to the Vintage Charlotte Winter Market. Maliasmark is a vintage shop that specializes in giving new life to discovered treasures. Here is Malias with an introduction to their brand, and a sneak peek at a few special items that will be available at the Winter Market:

At Maliasmark, we live by our tagline, Rust and Ruin, Reborn. We are driven by the knowledge that there are so many things that do not belong in a landfill. Whether they can still actually be used for their intended purpose, used in new and interesting ways, or just set on a shelf to bring a smile to our faces, we save these pieces from the past so they can be given a new future.

We source our items from all over the South and ship all over the world. Most days of the week will find us scouring flea markets, thrift stores, estate sales, and auctions for our vintage favorites and quirky one of a kind gems. 

We believe that your perfect space is not decorated but collected. Our customer tend to be unique individuals with a great eye for style. They enjoy the thrill of the hunt, the quality, and timelessness that vintage items offer. Many times, our items have more emotional value than dollar value. Whether it’s a piece that triggers a great memory from your past or something new for a future home or event, we can’t wait to see what treasures you find at the Vintage Charlotte Winter Market!

Winter Market Vendor Spotlight: ReThink Gift Wraps

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VTGCLT is popping up on November 24th at The Fillmore for the eighth annual Winter Market! Come out and spend the day shopping with over 60 of the region’s best vintage & handmade vendors. $2 general admission 11am-5pm. Want to have first pick at all the goodies? We offer $7 early bird entry at 10am.

Leading up to the market, we’ll be sharing vendor spotlight posts that give you a chance to meet some of our amazing vendors in advance of the market. We are excited to welcome ReThink Gift Wraps to the Vintage Charlotte Winter Market. ReThink Gift Wraps specializes in Beautiful + Sustainable Gift Wrap. Here is Katie with an introduction to their brand, and a sneak peek at a few special items that will be available at the Winter Market:

Did you know that it is estimated that 4.6 million pounds of wrapping paper is produced in the US each year? And that approximately 2.3 million pounds of wrapping paper waste ends up in a landfill each year?

Skip the waste and use ReThink Gift Wrap instead. ReThink Gift Wraps offers reusable, fabric gift wrap that can be gifted time and time again. Every gift wrap is hand stamped from stamps that have been hand carved and come with a cotton or jute tie to eliminate the need for tape, scissors, or waste. ReThink Gift Wraps makes gifting beautiful and sustainable again!

Winter Market Vendor Spotlight: Up a Tree Cup a Tea Co.

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VTGCLT is popping up on November 24th at The Fillmore for the eighth annual Winter Market! Come out and spend the day shopping with over 60 of the region’s best vintage & handmade vendors. $2 general admission 11am-5pm. Want to have first pick at all the goodies? We offer $7 early bird entry at 10am.

Leading up to the market, we’ll be sharing vendor spotlight posts that give you a chance to meet some of our amazing vendors in advance of the market. We are excited to welcome back Up a Tree Cup a Tea Co. to the Vintage Charlotte Winter Market. Up a Tree Cup a Tea Co. specializes in making handbags using vintage and repurposed materials. Here is Johanna with an introduction to their brand, and a sneak peek at a few special items that will be available at the Winter Market:

As an artist and seamstress, I love giving materials that have been forgotten new life. Reusing vintage military tents, bank bag canvas, lace, and textiles to create one of a kind handbags. Each handbag saves a unique piece of Americana. All handbags are made using a team of heavy-duty, vintage sewing machines in my in-home studio on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. 

One of my favorite materials to work with is overshot. Overshot is a handwoven textile that reached it’s height in popularity in American from the 1750s to 1870s. Primarily woven to serve as bed coverlets, they became popular again the 20th century. Hunting down overshot at estate sales, auctions, and everywhere in between is one of my favorite things to do besides creating! Check out this Our State Magazine feature from earlier this fall that shares more about my story and process. 

I’m bringing a variety of woven overshot bags at the Winter Market along with bags from the holiday collection that features Vietnam Era US Military duffle bags, tents blankets, and 1900s Turkish Kilim rugs. I’ll also be bringing a large collection of vintage felt pennants from all over the United States, Canada, and beyond.

Winter Market Vendor Spotlight: January Jewelry

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VTGCLT is popping up on November 24th at The Fillmore for the eighth annual Winter Market! Come out and spend the day shopping with over 60 of the region’s best vintage & handmade vendors. $2 general admission 11am-5pm. Want to have first pick at all the goodies? We offer $7 early bird entry at 10am.

Leading up to the market, we’ll be sharing vendor spotlight posts that give you a chance to meet some of our amazing vendors in advance of the market. We are thrilled to welcome January Jewelry to their very first Vintage Charlotte Market. January Jewelry specializes in nature inspired handcrafted jewelry. Here is Melissa with an introduction to their brand, and a sneak peek at a few special items that will be available at the Winter Market:

I am a metalsmith and I handcraft every piece of jewelry in my South Carolina home studio. I create during the luxury of preschool and nap-time for my 4 and half year old daughter. It’s an ebb and flow of balance, but the creative gene runs in my blood and I have to create!

january jewelry

 As an artist, I have always loved tinkering with tools and designing in an organic and carefree manner. My inspiration comes from my childhood growing up in the mountains and outdoors….where I learned that I love nature and the beauty it possesses.

My recent collection, Horizon Lines, has been a best seller and I am so excited to bring it all to VTGCLT! The Horizon Line collection is about wonder, journey, and potential: look past the horizon and beyond what the eye can see. It’s also inspired by a trip to Arizona with warm golden views and the expanse of the beautiful mountainous desert horizon.

Announcing the 2019 Vintage Charlotte Winter Season!

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Vintage Charlotte is now accepting vendor applications for the Winter Season. We have three events in Winter 2019. 

  • The Winter Market will be held at The Fillmore on Sunday, November 24, 2019 from 10am-5pm.  
  • Mistletoe Market is a market in collaboration with Camp North End on December 7, 2019 from 5pm-10pm.
  • VTGCLT Pop is a 10-day pop-up retail store which will occur December 12-22.