Stuff Your Fishnet Stockings

Some people are just tough to shop for: namely, you. With the stocking stuffing, gift wrapping, and assorted p.r.n. (present-related nonsense) that you’ll put yourself through during the holidays, don’t forget to add your own name to the Nice List every so often (“Look! It’s my turn again!”). The problem is that you don’t get the same pleasure out of an alarm clock that sounds like the rain forest (for zany aunt Zoë) or the 30-piece ratchet sets (your motorcycle ridin’ sister) as others on your (ever-growing) list. You like things that only you like: rare handbags from the ´50s, Whiting and Davis tops from the ´80s, and costume jewelry from every era that cherishes excess.

Well, you good little couture elf you -- Santa’s been watching. How else could you explain Saturday’s Vintage Trunk Show at the Old School Square Vintage Gymnasium (51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach)? The gymnasium doors swing open at 10 a.m., exposing a treasure trove of pleasantly nestled booths and display areas – each waiting for you to pick and paw through it. There will also be retro tunes from the ´40s and ´50s to make your hips bounce as you explore: baked treats, swing dancers wiggling and jumping on stage, and a vintage car show.

And really, who knows? Maybe you will find the ideal ´40s lace corset for your mom. Just don’t forget to stuff your own stockings while your at it. Admission is $4. Call 561-436-8116.
Sat., Dec. 8, 2007

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