The end of January in Florence is one of the best times of the year for your Vintage crazes, why is that you ask? Well, really you can’t beat the boredom that comes with the beginning of the year unless you have the opportunity to fight it with a good old shopping spree. And what better than a sustainable shopping spree during a Florence Vintage Fair?
You’ll be able to find 3 main events that are going to cater to your fashion needs, in three different parts of town, this way you can pick and choose. Or even why not go to all three and have yourself a shopaholic weekend.
VinoKilo: The Florence Vintage fair at Manifattura Tabacchi
Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th
The first one we’ll talk about is going to be VinoKilo at the Manifattura Tabacchi, the ex tobacco factory near the Cascine Park. VinoKilo is a German-based e-commerce that specializes in vintage clothing, and this year they decided to choose this beautiful location to sell some of their stock. You’ll have to pay an entrance fee of 3€ at the door to get in, but you’ll also have the chance to spend 40€ on a kg of clothes. So, 43€ for a kg of Vintage clothes in Florence? If you ask me that isn’t half bad. Nowadays a Vintage short sleeve shirt costs about 25€ and I’m pretty sure that it weighs very little. So go and buy at the Manifattura Tabacchi’s VinoKilo Florence vintage fair.
Pimp My Vintage: a change in scenery, but not in style
Pimp my Vintage is becoming a bit of an institution when it comes to Vintage in Florence, they’ve been going at it since 2015, and now have a pretty decent following going for them. You can find a lot of different stands that sell original pieces, other than vintage clothing. It’s a fair that promotes the local and sustainable production, while also having a really mad vintage selection going on for them. So when Sunday arrives go to Via della Scala 48 and see what you find.
Libri e Fiori in Piazza Ciompi: not really Florence Vintage, but you still get the vibe
Piazza Ciompi is one of my favorite little piazzas in Florence, it’s right after Piazza Sant’Ambrogio, and you recognize it from its Loggia right at the beginning of it. On the 25th you’ll find a variety of stands selling mostly books (Libri) and flowers (Fiori), but worry not as many stands will be selling vintage related items like vinyls, comic books, and accessories. Worst comes to worst you can enjoy the piazza, and maybe you’ll get a chance to see me cause I know I’m going for sure.
I mean if you’re not in Florence and you’re thinking about Vintage worry not, cause we’ve got a nice list of Vintage shops in Milan that you can look at as well.