Sunday, October 19, 2014

Review of the vintage shopping at the Sunday Market

Posted by Amanda Villaruel | | | | |
If you're visiting or living in Oslo and love vintage items, you should definitely stop by the Sunday Market in Grunerlokka. Every Sunday from 12-17 there's a market right on the Aker river.
Gypsy Wagon's vintage handbags and purses
I love Gypsy Wagon's vintage handbags and purses



Gypsy Wagon, a shop specializing in vintage items, offers nice vintage handbags, purses, shoes, jackets and wallets. The company's motto is "One man's trash - another man's treasure", and the antidote of fast fashion.
Vintage shoes and bags from Gypsy Wagon
Vintage shoulder bags and shoes
from Gypsy Wagon

I chatted a bit with the owner who seemed passionate about the concept and the store. She told me that some of the vintage bags came from Denmark. No surprise there actually, since Denmark is the vintage mecca in Scandinavia.

What I enjoyed about this particular vintage, was the variety.

You'll find bags and purses in many different colors, shapes and sizes. Whether you have a casual style, or more classic or boho-inspired, you'll find something that catches your attention. Ah, and what about the vintage suitcases! ;-)

Otherwise, you'll find excellent craftsmanship by various Norwegian designers at the market, anything from jewelry to children's clothes and accessories. Ethnic style is in the wind again, and at the market I spotted some warm scarves in navajo style (1 for 300 kr, 2 for 500 kr).

I bought a medium-sized bucket shoulder bag in a lovely burgundy color from Gypsy Wagon, and paid 600 kr :-)

Also read: Cleaning out the closet - why bother?

Intro to Grunerlokka - a trendy, revamped neighborhood in Oslo.

For my Scandinavian readers:
Bor du i Oslo og elsker vintage, burde du ta deg en tur til søndagsmarkedet Blå på Grunerlokka (tre minutter å gå fra Mathallen). Jeg elsker vesker, og falt pladask for vintage veskene som selges hos Gypsy Wagon. De har for øvrig butikk/showroom på Eiksmarka senteret i Bærum.
Vintage shoulder bags from Gypsy Wagon
Vintage shoulder bags from Gypsy Wagon
Ellers finner du håndlagede produkter som bl.a smykker, luer, sjal og barneklær, og til og med vintage postkort og plakater. Etnisk stil er jo i vinden igjen, og på markedet så jeg noen kule skjerf i navajo stil (1 stk for 300 kr, 2 stk for 500 kr).

Jeg endte opp med å kjøpe en av de lekre veskene til Gypsy Wagon; en burgunder veske (nei, ikke vesken på bildet over :)

Read: review of Fashion Archives and The Spring Market in Oslo.


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