Kimberly our model here (left), and Lori (right) showing how you can take a vintage maxi dress and update it with a few simple changes.
Thank you to all of our customers for once again for stopping in and shopping at our monthly occasional sale store here in Anoka. The French Flea appreciates each one of you, and it is you our customer that we work hard each month to collect, re purpose, restyle and find wonderful treasures, so that we can continue to provide you with an array of fabulous treasures to purchase for your own use.
In April, our vendor Lori, of Ladeda Designs organized and ran a vintage inspired fashion show, and showed our customers how to update their wardrobes with vintage and designer new apparel. We had the privilege of having four local ladies that so graciously modeled the clothes that Lori put together. The photos in this blog are representations of some of the kinds of clothing finds you may purchase at the French Flea. Each month Lori scours her resources for fabulous one-of-a-kind finds to stock her "Valentina's Closet" inside the French Flea. Shop often, as she continually retocks her closet.
A customer shopping a rack at Valentina's Closet inside the French Flea.
Kimberly, our model and Lori showing how to update a kimono into something stylish.
Loris' neice, Becca is modeling here. She has on a great jeans jacket ($12 always at the French Flea), vintage boots, a designer dress and a LaDeDa original messenger Flea Bag made exlusively for the French Flea.
LaDeDa Messenger Flea Bag designed by Lori
Don't you just love the fact that this adorable puppy was part of the show as well. This vintage gorgeous designer suit sold after the fashion show event to a lucky and happy customer. It fit Gail the model perfectly.
This young lady, Lydia, is one of Lori's most dedicated customers. She has bought many great finds at Valentina's Closet and modeled several of them for the fashion show. She wears vintage so well.
So fun to see this young girl attending the fashion show.
Kimberly in another great look. There was a good crowd of people enjoying the show during "Ladies Night Out" in Anoka from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday night.
I do believe the puppy was the hit of the show. She wore two different vintage hankies as well as a necktie belt during her debut, which coordinated with her Master, Gails' outfits.
Lydia looks like she just stepped off a Parisian sidewalk in this outift. She got the perfect look for this outfit.
We also strive to create a unique and one-of-a-kind shopping experience here at the French Flea, and one of these ways is by having a monthly theme for our shop. Stay tuned for Mays two events, which will be themed "Paris in the Springtime". We will kick off "Paris in the Springtime" on April 30th and May 1st for the annual City of Anoka's "Diva Days". We will be open from 10-5 p.m. on both of these days, which are a Friday and Saturday, so mark your calendars now. You won't want to miss out on the fun! We will be having many special events during these two days that we're open during "Diva Days", so ladies plan to shop until you drop and plan to have a girlfriend day in downtown Anoka.
Then our May monthly event will take place on May 13, 14, 15 and 16th, will regular business hours taking place. More to follow in a future blog post on both of these events.
Looking forward to seeing you again in May!