Erin Silvers of Out of My Mind Vintage brings the funk to Union Hall in ‘Vintage Vogue & Vinyl’ party

Boogie tights: Funky vintage shop party comes to Park Slope

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It will be like shopping for an episode of “Mad Men” — directed by John Waters.

A vintage shopping party run by clothing dealer Erin Silvers of Out of My Mind Vintage will have a cheekier, campier edge to it than your typical second-hand apparel shop-fest — think “funky psychedelic” clothes from the 1970s — and the event will have the conga lines behind that sensibility.

“It’s not just about shopping,” Silvers said, who will host “Vintage Vogue & Vinyl” at Park Slope’s Union Hall on Feb. 9.

“It’s about getting out of your head, out of your mind a little bit.”

The event won’t just involve clothes — shoppers will be able to peruse retro records from wax dealer Gregory Winter, get a mod hairdo courtesy of stylist Zuleika Acosta, stock up on tacky-fabulous nail art from Miss Mollie, and even slurp $5 cocktails prepped by drag queen extraordinaire Jackie Knife.

DJ Mr. NYSE — also known as Dave Hadden — will provide the day’s soundtrack and “get weird” with old standards, Silvers said.

Silvers — who, in addition to selling clothing, also works as a Union Hall bartender — said she’s been a thrifter all her life, one who mixes and matches eras and styles with abandon.

“I call it matchmaking,” she said. “I find a piece and a look for its perfect mate.”

For this event, that means shoppers can expect cold weather-appropriate ’80s sweaters, ’70s bell bottoms, Members Only jackets, and leather pants. But that’s only a fraction of the clothes Silvers regularly discovers — which is why she wants to hold shopping parties like this once a season.

“It’s kind of a pause from everyday life — a way to have a good time,” she said.

“Out of My Mind Presents Vintage Vogue & Vinyl” at Union Hall [702 Union St. between Fifth and Sixth avenues in Park Slope, (718) 638–4400,]. Feb. 9 1–5 pm, free.

Reach reporter Jaime Lutz at or by calling (718) 260-8310. Follow her on Twitter @jaime_lutz.
Updated 5:39 pm, July 9, 2018
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