While in the midst of running a on-line vintage clothing store it is in the Summer that I do alot of my buying. I meet alot of great people and visit some awesome shops during my travels. One of my favorite spots was the Ferndale Antiques Market in Ferndale, New York. Ferndale is run by Ron Greco and Richard Delia. They were personable, fun and knowledable. It is rumoured that Ron has an excellent recipe for Carrot Cake, which is my favorite!
Ferndale Antiques has loads of well presented antiques and collectibles, my favorite room being the vintage girl I am was the Jewelry and Handbag Room. Everything was lovely and well presented with loads of vintage handbags and jewelry to drool over. This summer they had an amazing collection of Judith Leiber Handbags with my favorite being the jeweled cat handbag. I have never seen a Leiber Handbag up close and it was great to see so many in one place.
For myself I bought a Maude Frizon Leather Cat Handbag. When I saw it I had to have it especially when I saw the shoe shaped charm that was attached to the zipper. It is great shopping for vintage online, but sometimes it is great to leave your computer and hit the road, you never know what gems you will find!
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