Diablo Magazine: Alameda Point Vintage Fashion Faire Returns, May 2012


After founding the popular Alameda Point Antiques Faire, which draws upwards of 800 vendors, show organizer Sandra Michaan had an enviable problem: a surplus of amazing vintage clothing dealers and no way to showcase them. What’s a girl to do? She created the Vintage Fashion Faire, a biannual show celebrating meticulously-crafted vintage clothing (think Mad Men–esque sheath dresses and playful flappers fit for Gatsby), which returns to Alameda Point this Friday and Saturday, May 18–19.

“Every May it’s more popular,” says Michaan, while winding through the booths at the Antiques Faire. “Dealers bring items you don’t normally see at antique shows.” The majority of the show’s 54 booths, organized by style and type, will focus on clothing, with roughly a dozen for jewelry and accessories. Everything is at least 20 years old, and if it’s repurposed, it must use vintage components.