Combined with our love of junking, paired with the spirit of the road trip, we travel around the West Coast in our Airstream trailer. We scour flea markets, thrift stores, estate & yard sales to bring back lovelies to our vintage shop located in the quaint town of San Luis Obispo, California.
The thing about having a creative job is, you have an incessant need to be inspired--to have new ideas to display and to create an environment that makes customers want to linger and shop.
We had been hearing from a handful of our vendors in Los Angeles about a show they set up once a year called the Inspiration Show LA. Now this sounded like just what we needed! It is held in February on the second Saturday of the month--the day before the Rose Bowl Flea Market. All the vendors are either vintage 1900's to 1980's or they are Americana trades. It's very evident why this is called the Inspiration Show.
It was just as amazing to see what people were wearing as well as selling, it was the best of the best!
The Levis booth had on display different details on their jeans from the late 1800's to current, and also had a working custom embroidery machine on hand.
I particularly loved all of the signage and textiles, and lots of vintage bikes and and and we will definitely be going again!