Vintage shopping spree at Amsterdam with Club InterbellumSeptember 30, 2012
Yesterday I had a marvelous shopping spree with some other members of Club Interbellum. At first I didn't expect to find that much. Perhaps a dress, or two. But I couldn't be more wrong. Believe me when I say that I was very happy that Ben did not find anything ( finding vintage clothes for tall men is very difficult, as the men at of forties weren't as tall as the ones nowadays. Ben is 6'2" (1.90) which was very tall for that era. So, he had empty hands and helped me carry my bags as a real gentleman, because I found alót of vintage! I was the person that went home with the most purchases. Bags filled to the brim. We went to the 9 streets, waterlooplein and Rokin. It was such a pleasure that Mark, the initiator, showed us around to new adresses of vintage stores I didn't knew, yet. I had no idea that Amsterdam had quite alot of these stores. I know where to be now, next shopping spree!
I had set my mind on searching for a 1940s winter coat. I needed one badly, as I never owned one. I did not expect to find one, too. My friend Jip was also searching for a forties winter coat and we both found one at the first stall at the waterlooplein market. I am thrilled with it. I also found 3 dresses there, and my goodness it was so cheap there. The owner of the stall travels around the world alot and she takes home the most beautiful vintage clothing and accessories.
I also found me three hats and sturdy thirties shoes for the winter and a little purse. I am utterly satisfied with everything. We have been thrifting Amsterdam for hours and hours ( 6 to be precise), and we have been photographed alót of times by people passing by. Seems I am getting famous after all eh?