A few weeks ago, I had the chance to meet my friend Lizzie Bramlett of The Vintage Traveler. We have been friends for a few months, but never met in person. These virtual friendships are one of the nicest things about blogging. You can literally connection with a kindred spirit you might never have had the opportunity to meet otherwise.
Since Lizzie and I were both attending the Costume Society of America’s (CSA) symposium in Atlanta, we decided to meet early and shop for vintage. CSA is such a wonderful organization. It seeks to advance the study of dress and costume through publications, newsletters, events, and the symposium. Presenters range from textile conservators, museum curators, and independent researchers. Everyone is enthusiastic about fashion and happy to pass along useful information.
I flew down to Atlanta on a Wednesday morning. On 2 hours of sleep, I started my adventures with Lizzie in northern Atlanta. She picked me up at the Marta station, and we immediately started to work. Lizzie had a massive list of great places for us to shop. She had spent a lot of time in the Atlanta area, so she new all the good spots! Lucky us. We came across some really fun vintage, like this Munsing Wear onesie underwear.
We played around and tried lots of things on. Here is Lizzie with a great floral hat. She has lots of posts of me trying on clothes. There were so many great finds – even the ones that didn’t fit! Surprisingly, I didn’t need a second suitcase when I returned home.
I’ll be posting more about what I purchased in Atlanta in the upcoming days. Until then, please visit Lizzie’s blog to hear her perspective. (And encourage her to visit me up north!)