It's Vintage, Dahling! Alameda's Semi-Annual Fashion Sale Is Back

Photo: Alameda Point Vintage Fashion Faire

Photo: Alameda Point Vintage Fashion Faire

The Alameda Point Antiques Faire, held the first Sunday of each month, is one of the best-known flea markets in the country, and an endless treasure trove for local tastemakers. That perfect chair or reclaimed library card catalog that your favorite blogger or designer posted on Insta that time? It probably came from the Alameda Flea. 

For the dedicated fashion roundup, however, you need to go to the Alameda Point Vintage Fashion Faire.

The vintage fashion sale happens twice a year—in the spring and the fall—and the next installment is September 15-16 at Michaan’s Annex Auction (2701 Monarch Street in Alameda). Tickets, available through Brown Paper Tickets, are $16.52 (including fees) in advance, or $20 at the door.

Shopping hours are 11 am–8 pm Saturday and 11 am–4 pm Sunday. Saturday evening festivities include a cocktail party and “fashion faire” starting at 6 pm. Dress in your best vintage to match the theme, The September Issue, and enter the contest to win $100 to shop the show. There will also be live music and cocktails poured by Stookey's Club Moderne.

In addition to hosting more than 60 vintage vendors with pieces from the 40s to 80s, the faire is a solid bet for dressing up and/or people watching. (When you bring a bunch of vintage obsessives together under one roof, you expect to see some lewks, right?) If you're on the hunt for true vintage for life, Halloween, or both, buy your tickets now.