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The Vintage Goes Mobile!

The boutique that is drawing people from all over the island is coming is to you!
 
 
The Vintage Humanitarian Boutique is going bringing their treasures to two events packed into one weekend.
 
 
The first event is The Hawaii Collector’s Expo at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, February 21-23.
You can find The Vintage there Friday 4-9 PM, Saturday 9-6 PM, and Sunday 10-4 PM.
Admission is $5 per day (free for military with ID).
 
 
For fans of the Honolulu Night Market in Kaka’ako, The Vintage
will be vending at the ‘Pack It Up’ resale event at the Pinch Of Salt warehouse,
Saturday, February 22nd, 10 AM- 2 PM.
Get ready to take home heels from the 1940s, Aloha shirts, handbags, items for the home,
first edition classic books by Alexandre Dumas, and more!
 
 
For more on The Vintage, check out their Facebook page.
 
 

See you there!
 

The Vintage

 

The town of Wahiawa has welcomed a new addition to its local business family and the irony is that this “new kid on the block” isn’t really “new” at all.

On March 30th, The Vintage, a vintage clothing and antique shop, opened in a former liquor market, which used to be sandwiched between a strip club and a 24-hour porn shop.With the purchase of these properties by Surfing The Nations, the strip club, 24 hour porn shop and the liquor market were all turned into family minded businesses. The Vintage is the latest addition to this street transformation.

The Vintage has been carefully crafted by Swedish sisters in-law, Beatrice and Elin Ahlander. Both with a passion for design and background in retail, this powerhouse duo put together the one-of-a-kind store in only a matter of months(Beatrice even had her one year old with her most days)!

When you walk through the shop, you can see every item and display has been cultivated by their expertise. The shop caters to a large variety of tastes: From a much-prized pair of Vivienne Westwood shoes, to old books, children’s clothing, Hawaiiana memorabilia and home decor. Moms, fashionistas, collectors, and anyone that happens to be passing through is bound to find something that catches their eye.

 Vintage shopping has burst onto the scene with force, disarming mall windows of the allure they once held. Vintage stores don’t put items in your face and scream for your business; rather, they hold out an  invitation for people to go on their own treasure hunt.If an item is truly vintage, you can be sure of a few things: First off, it’s probably one of a kind; you won’t have to worry about someone else showing up in the same outfit. Secondly, it is going to offer a completely different look than what’s available in mainstream retail. Vintage shops open the door to the styles of several different eras at a time and unleash opportunities to shape a creative style of your own. Lastly, it has a value that can only be added to. When you find a vintage item, it  already has a story, and that story continues on to a new chapter in your possession.

The Vintage has its own part in a story of restoring and rebuilding a community.
Come and see what role The Vintage can play in your personal style!

The Vintage is conveniently located in the gateway to the north shore, 43 South Kamehemeha Hwy, Wahiawa. Shop hours are Wednesday-Saturday 10 am -4 pm.

Elin and Beatrice on opening night

 

A few treasures

 

Everyday items from another era.

 

Glasses in the window display

 

Beatrice and her little helper, Tyra.

 

Hawaiiana

 

The Vintage is waiting for you to walk through its door!