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Extreme Vintage Hunting

Monday, April 19, 2010


Vintage hunting has become an extreme sport for me. A few weeks ago, on a Saturday morning, Pj and I woke up at 6:00am , packed up the baby and met my new vintage-loving girlfriend, Amanda so we could car pool down to North St. Louis. We found an ad online for a big warehouse sale where you could fill a bag for $10. They mentioned hats, belts and vintage clothes so there was no stopping us!

The place wasn't at all what we expected. It was a very dark, very dirty 6 story building, loaded with random stuff. We think that one floor of the building was a mattress factory because there were bolts of mattress fabrics and rusty box springs all over the place. Of the 4th, 5th and 6th floors, we did find some great vintage clothes.


What the heck is this? That's a box spring with necklaces tied to it, hanging from the ceiling! Nice chandelier, huh? (*lol*)
We crammed as much into our bags as could fit and after about 2 hours, we were ready to get out of there. We got back to St. Charles and sorted through our treasures. We both ended up with some good finds! Since I had a feeling I'd be having to dig through a lot of crap, I opted for jeans and a cute top and at 6am, there's NO way, you'll find me attempting victory rolls, so my hair was au naturale that day. Amanda is cute and vintage every day, though!


The adorable Emily from Livin' Vintage is coming to St. Louis this weekend so we can go back but this time we'll have boots, old jeans, dust masks, flashlights and possibly even safety goggles. What an adventure!

10 Responses to “Extreme Vintage Hunting”

  1. Wow how much fun! 6am doesn't sound much fun but I love a good rummage. Can't wait to see your finds :)
    Lottie x

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  2. I have been to one of these sales before, it's a lot of fun and i'm very good at packing clothes as tightly as possible :)

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  3. wow, that sounds wild (and my kinda vintage safari!!)

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  4. Wow, seems kinda scary in there! I hope you got some good loot for all that trouble! (And how strange, to have a 6 story building devoted to storing what seems like... a lot of junk.)

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  5. Looks fabulous!!! Wish had sales like that here!

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  6. Miss Emmi, it was pretty scary at first! It was very dark on the first floor so we could hardly see what we were doing. Lucky, the floors with all of the good clothes had windows so we could see what we were getting ourselves into! I don't know how all of that crap got there to begin with! Apparently, the current owner of the building bought the building and it was supposed to be broom swept when she got the keys but she got it in this condition and is trying to empty it out. I don't think it will ever be completely emptied but we'll help her get rid of the vintage clothes!

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  7. haha I like the "chandelier" its kinda cool, in an extreamly Tacky way :)

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  8. i love "mystery warehouse" sales almost as much as I love "fill your bag for 10 bucks" sales. All the better when they're one in the same.

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  9. That actually sounds pretty fun. Hope you got some good stuff while you were there.

    whimsical-wardrobe.blogspot.com

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