How Fred Weiss from Once Twice Vintage Interior Design hasn’t shown at Beggars Banquet all ready is a mystery to us - but we’re thrilled to welcome his incredible variety of all things vintage to our new Chinatown space this weekend for Beggars Banquet #008.
Be it Scandinavian glass, West German pottery, well designed jewelry or a weathered plank of quality wood, Once Twice finds the certain beauty and harmony in every little thing from the past. A vintage collector for thirty plus years, Fred’s preference for vintage knows no bounds - from classic to funky, always finding a way to pair up an eclectic variety of items in unexpected ways.
Visit Once Twice Vintage Interior Design online at oncetwice.ca and load up on everything he’s found under the sun February 8/9 at Beggars Banquet #008.
Karla & Aaron of The Lost And Found Bin wowed all of us at December’s Beggars Banquet Holiday Edition so much with their incredible collection of vintage everything, that when they contacted us saying they wanted a seperate booth this month to showcase their vintage typewriter collection under the name The Workhorse, we immediately handed over a spot in our new Chinatown space for them.
It was in early 2012 when their first shop, The Lost and Found Bin, was born. Aaron and Karla quickly grew an affinity towards typewriters - the candy colours, the mechanics, the beautiful designs became hard to resist.
Together, the couple has spent countless weekends visiting antique shops, flea markets and garage sales in Vancouver, even venturing across the border into Washington State to scour for collectibles.
Ready to be re-ribboned and put to good use, displayed in a storefront window or mounted on the wall in your study, The Workhorse currently has their hands on over ONE HUNDRED typewriters and will be bringing some of the very best to Chinatown this weekend at Beggars Banquet #008. See a selection of their goods on The Workhorse Etsy Page and follow along with their adventures on Facebook.
The Lost & Found Bin delivers something proper at every Beggars Banquet! This weekend they’re back in Gastown for Beggars Banquet #007 with their incredible selection of antiques, quality curiosities and vintage treasures.
It was in late 2011 when Aaron and Karla decided to re-visited a common childhood interest of theirs and began to take a serious interest in antiques. Aaron became passionate about cameras, photography equipment and film while Karla took an interest in vintage and antique home decor and knick knacks.
It wasn’t long that they’re collection started to grow and grow and soon enough they realized that they could afford to let some of their items go and their Etsy shop, The Lost & Found Bin, was born.
Together, the duo spend weekends visiting antique shops, flea markets and garage sales all around Vancouver, BC and sometimes also down in Washington state in the U.S. They search endlessly for unique items they truly love, clean them up, bring them back to life and will be unloading a brand new selection of them this weekend.
Take a look at some recent finds from The Lost & Found Bin on their Etsy Page and come down to get first dibs on their amazing selection just in time for the holidays at Beggars Banquet #007 this Friday & Saturday in Vancouver!
How stoked are we to have Summer Moon Vintage on hand for Beggars Banquet in Gastown this weekend! Bringing quality, style and history to their lovingly curated selection of vintage and handmade clothing and accessories look for a rad selection of footwear, jewelry, handmade collars and vintage fashion at Beggars Banquet #007 from Summer Moon Vintage.
Follow along with Summer Moon Vintage on Facebook to get a sneak peek at what they’ve got planned, and head down to the old Boneta Space in Gastown, Vancouver this weekend November 16/17 for Beggars Banquet #007!
Dead Union represents a lot of what we had in mind when starting up Beggars Banquet earlier this year. Sourcing obscure, unique, quality goods from the Vancouver area and bringing them to a space to be appreciated by like minded individuals.
It’s rare to find someone who so regularly “stumbles upon” such incredible pieces of American/Canadian/International vintage and deadstock clothing items. Spending less than a minute skimming the Dead Union Blog we’re left mouths agape at some of the fantastic vintage denim, graphic printed sweaters and jackets from the 40s/50s/60s he’s got on hand - and that’s all just in ONE blog post from October!
Wet your vintage picking appetite by flipping through the Dead Union Blog, and head down to early to get first crack at what he’s, literally, bringing to the table this weekend at Beggars Banquet #007 in Gastown!
Come for the cashmere, stay for the poodle portrait.
Best pals and vintage lovers Jacqueline and Nico have pulled together a collection of lovely, barely worn treasures as well as some of their favourite retro finds that deserve a loving home to show off at next weekend’s Beggars Banquet #007 in Vancouver!
The girls will also be taking pre-orders for custom built industrial clothing racks which will be on hand to admire at the sale. Special requests and designs are most welcome.
RSVP for our last Beggars Banquet of 2012 on Facebook and follow along for more vendor features.
Macpherson Crate Co. was born in the spring of 2011 when Laurie Macpherson enlisted the help of her Dad to make a beautiful bike basket inspired from a classic milk crate design. While riding around Vancouver on her vintage cruiser with her new bike basket, the requests for orders flowed. So 25 more baskets were assembled in her Dad’s garage on the mossy slopes of North Vancouver. These were quickly sold by word of mouth over the course of a month.
From there Laurie realized the demand for this stylish and functional bike accessory. She decided to ramp up the production and began the search for a high quality and weather resistant wood, finally settling on teak. Teak is well know for it’s durability and is most often used in outdoor furniture. It holds it’s shape in differing and extreme weather conditions (perfect for Vancouver’s rainy climate!). The teak used for Macpherson Crate Co. is imported from a sustainable teak farm located on the island of Java in Indonesia. The garage still plays host to assembly and final touches on the lovely crates.
In late 2011 Laurie drafted her best friend Sara Wickham to join her in Macpherson Crate Co. The two girls find motivation and inspiration for their endeavors in seawall bike rides, wine soaked cabin vacations, and making new and sincere friends.
We are incredibly happy to welcome Macpherson Crate Co. to the Beggars Banquet family with their first showing coming up next week at Beggars Banquet #007! Visit them online to learn more and come down to meet them November 16-17 at Beggars Banquet.
We’re gearing up for our best Beggars Banquet yet! Coming up Friday and Saturday, November 16-17 at the old Boneta Space in Gastown we’ll be taking over once again with our biggest variety of vendors yet! Hit the Facebook Page and RSVP, share with your friends, and get excited - this one is going to be epic!
Calling Darwin Meyers and Lisa Prentice, the team behind Vancouver’s Angelus Novus a “design resource” is seemingly an incredible understatement. With more than thirty combined years of professional art and fashion design experience, the pieces they chose for their Vancouver retail space are more-so rare relics from a special moment in design history than they are commodities in a shop.
Angelus Novus chronicles a unique cross-section of the last century of jewelry design and applied arts. In their work, they support movements towards ethical and sustainable consumption and away from the often exclusive projects of antique collecting. Instead they curate objects for their communication of aesthetics and connection to the history of craftsmanship. We believe in the importance of reclaiming and transforming objects from the past into art for the present moment.
Second Chance Hats is making a habit of impressing us at every Beggars Banquet we put on! A regular at the Vancouver Flea Market, when they roll into Beggars Banquet #006 this weekend we will be hitting up the table for first-dibs.
Rescuing, refreshing and re-homing Vintage Hats their collection always varies from 20s/30s/40s to iconic mid-century women’s accessories (purses, gloves, scarves, etc). For every pinup babe in your life, there’s a dozen hats that will take them out in style.