Last weekend, I went to a pop-up vintage sale held at Zip Dang on Monroe Street. Because I have a newborn baby and therefore a short attention span, I like the idea of a pop-up sale, which is essentially retail’s answer to a flash mob. Since pop-up sales are carefully curated and arranged, I can go in with a mission and usually find what I’m looking for, which, in this case, was anything unique that fit my post-pregnancy body (read: A-line dresses).
Zip Dang normally carries some vintage apparel, but also carries upcycled items, one of-a-kind art and clothing, cheeky stationery, and kitschy-cool household goods. The event this past weekend, which was put on by Vintage Madison, had all the elements of a good pop-up sale; it was well-organized and had high quality items. Clothes were sorted by color and labeled by waist size. This was a huge time saver for me, since vintage sizes bear no resemblance to modern day sizes (Feel good about fitting into a size 4 last time you were at the Gap? Not so fast… your vintage size might be a 12). I was able to spot items I liked quickly and try them on without having to wade through dozens of racks. Bravo to Zip Dang and the good folks of Vintage Madison for a great sale!