One thing I noticed during my second visit is that there were more people visiting and selling. It seemed a lot larger. There were a variety of things to buy, but mostly antiques and vintage clothes. There were some vendors selling handmade items, such as artist Heather Jacks (The Noise Beneath the Apple, www.TNBTA.com, 310-403-1828) who makes purses and pillows out of vintage album covers and cds. She is also a music journalists. Below is a photo of a Sonny and Cher purse that I particularly liked. I also liked the modern designs of Crayola Sisters (California Mart, 110 E. 9th St., A279, Los Angeles, CA, 213-688-9692) who's clothing fuses styles of past eras with the contemporary.
I also photographed some very gorgeous vintage clothes, including dresses, coats, shoes and purses. Some of the vendors were new to me, while others I have seen a few times before, such as Lisa Stiles-Holmes who has Have Pitty? Vintage Fashion With Compassion (916-835-6584). Lisa not only has the most beautiful clothing, including vintage Lilly Pulitzer bathing suits that I have featured in past blogs, but she also donates a portion of the proceeds of her sales to animals in need. This time, she included a $5 sales rack where I found a pin-striped Italian skirt that my mannequin is modeling below.
Three other vendors from Treasure Island who I'm featuring here are (1) Designer Alexandria Vaun (www.alexandriavaun.com, www.alexandriavaun.etsy.com, 510-709-9749) who had the most beautiful full length, faux fur coat and fur vest; (2) C & M Vintage Pros (408-691-5741, firstname.lastname@example.org) who had vintage fur and wool coats, Ferragamo shoes and capes and (3) Reminisce Vintage owned by Monica Gomez (email@example.com, 408-329-3332). At Reminisce Vintage, I bought a vintage Coach purse for only $35.
On my way home, I stopped by my local flea market at the Ashby bart station in Berkeley (Adeline St. at the corner of Ashby Ave.) and visited Beauties & Bow Ties Boutique owned by Sharon and George Holland Jr. (George@beautiesandbowtiesboutique.com, http//www.beautiesandbowtiesboutique.vpweb.com, 510-417-0727). Sharon and George have designer handbags, including a collection of Louis Vuitton purses, wallets and luggage, a massive amount of other purses at varying prices and designer shoes. They are only at the Ashby Flea Market on Saturdays and are in the first row, so check them out next time you are there.
Treasure Island Flea Market
Burning Man sculpture at Treasure Island Flea Market
Pooch Pit Stop at Treasure Island Flea Market
Something vintage for everyone at C & M Vintage Pros
Zebra jacket from C & M Vintage Pros
Boots for Fall from C & M Vintage Pros
Ferragamo shoes ($40) from C & M Vintage Pros
Vinage shoes from C & M Vintage Pros
Fur coats from C & M Vintage Pros
Capes from C & M Vintage Pros
1940's red wool coat trimmed in fur from C & M Vintage Pros
Evening wear from Crayola Sisters
Sweater & skirt outfit from Crayola Sisters
Olive green leather jacket from Crayola Sisters
Dress with red rose sleeves from Crayola Sisters
Vest & skirt from Crayola Sisters
Gold leather purse from Alexandria Vaun
Black faux fur coat from Alexandria Vaun
Fur vest from Alexandria Vaun
Hats & bangles
Patch-work 1960's leather blazer
Flipping clown entertaining shoppers at the Treasure Island Flea Market
Vintage Coach purse ($35) from Reminisce Vintage
Vintage purses from Reminisce Vintage
Leather necklace from Reminisce Vintage
Monica Gomez & friend from Reminisce Vintage
Coach briefcase ($60)
Gucci double-breasted suit
Christian Dior jacket
Hand painted cabinet
1950's leather coat with fur collar
1940's green dress from Have Pitty?
Owners of Have Pitty?
Lace-up boots & Go-go boots from Have Pitty?
Black drop-waist dress from Have Pitty?
Salmon-colored suit with black fur collar from Have Pitty?
1960's leather cape
Sonny & Cher purse created by Heather Jacks, The Noise Beneath the Apple
Artist Heather Jacks from The Noise Beneath the Apple
Hawaiian food truck where I had the best chicken taco for only $5
1940's wool dress trimmed in mink
A view of San Francisco from Treasure Island
Ashby Flea Market at the Ashby bart station in Berkeley
Louis Vuitton purse collection from Beauties & Bow Ties Boutique
Designer shoes from Beauties & Bow Ties Boutique
Purses from Beauties & Bow Ties Boutique
Vintage alligator purse from Beauties & Bow Ties Boutique
Purses from Beauties & Bow Ties Boutique
Cute clutch purse from Beauties & Bow Ties Boutique
My mannequin wearing Italian pin-striped skirt from Have Pitty?