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, www.unionhallny.com]. Feb. 9 1–5 pm, free.Reach reporter Jaime Lutz at email@example.com or by calling (718) 260-8310. Follow her on Twitter @jaime_lutz.
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