Hey guys! It’s been a minute! I got a little lazy with posting, but have decided to get back in gear. Let’s kick it off my recapping my 2nd attendance of ThriftCon Atlanta in March. ThriftCon is a cool vintage clothing and collectional sale, hosted in difference cities. I had a blast last year, so decided to give it a go this year too.
This year and last, they held they event at the Atlanta Expo Center North, which has lost of space. Parking can be crazy, so decided to meet up with friends as close to the 10 a.m. opening as possible. When I arrive, I luckily got a spot in a good spot, which meant an easier time when trying to leave. My friends called when they arrived and joined me in line, which moved quickly – about 20 minutes or so.
I would call the layout organized chaos. There were vendors selling new, vintage and collectable items from sneakers, tees and much more. I was most impressed by vintage selection of sequin and luxury bags, which was what I was on the hunt for. There was plenty of variety for my tastes, but I definitely noticed that the early bird ticket holders go dibbs on some super cute sequin pieces. I scored a cute sequin crop top and tank, taking a sizing chance as I didn’t try them on. The tank wound up being too small. My friend found a sequin piece as well. I even stopped someone that had on a beauiful sequin jack to inquire, but she said it was from her resale shop for sale next week.
I made my way to a another vintage reseller with luxury bags, scarfs and clothing. There was a nice variety and it seemed all were in good vintage condition. I snagged a black leather Dior bag in excellent condition. In my excitement, I forgot to negotiate on the price. Either they will move the price or not – always worth a shot to politely ask if the price is negotiable. I paid an excellent price, considering the bag had very litte wear. My friends and I wrapped by having a photo shoot in front of the graphic backdrop, and grabbing lunch after a few miles away.
I will absolutely return to ThriftCon Atlanta next year. Even if I hadn’t bought anything, the fun is always in the thrill of the hunt. Have you ever been to ThriftCon in your city or traveled to a nearby city to attend? If you are a thrifter, you should attend at least once. Is it somewhere you’d like to visit?