STARTS TODAY: POSH Sale at the Design Center, Hartford CT through Nov 9

Organizing the offerings for the POSH Sale at the Design Center
Organizing the offerings for the POSH Sale at the Design Center
\r\n\r\nIn my last post I mentioned the POSH Sale, a fundraiser for the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, as a great place to find some gently used designer/vintage/antique clothing.  Well, tonight, November 7, from 6-9 p.m. in the POSH Showroom at the Design Center (149 Park St.) in Hartford, you can attend the POSH Premiere Night and get advance access to all the goodies.  Tickets are available to attend this event, $25 in advance and $30 at the door (check or cash only.)  There’s a cash bar, as well as some noshes and nibbles from the NoRA Cupcake Company.  If you’re feeling particularly charming, take a selfie in the fashion photobooth, courtesy of Yelp!\r\n\r\nIf you’re not inclined to attend the Friday Preview, you have Saturday and Sunday, November 8 and 9 to peruse the Posh Showroom.  Saturday Nov. 8 hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.   Sunday Nov 9 hours are Noon to 4 p.m.  This is a Free event (no tickets required.)\r\n\r\nA select group of us bloggers and journalists got to preview the event, which was by no means completely assembled at the time, and there was still a lovely selection of really interesting pieces of high quality and designer quality goods for women, men and children.  One of my favorite pieces is this gorgeous gold brocade, red velvet lined opera coat,\r\n\r\n
one of the fabulous vintage pieces at the POSH Sale
one of the fabulous vintage pieces at the POSH Sale
\r\n\r\nI absolutely fell in love with this piece, which may date as far back as the 1940’s, given the quality of the materials. It would certainly be a great special occasion piece!\r\n\r\nIf you’re a bit of a label collector, you can find some popular designer labels, as well as labels from upscale department stores and boutiques. Back in the Day, when many people made their everyday clothes at home, labels from particular stores, even local stores, carried quite a bit of cache.  If you could afford a piece from one of these stores, it meant that you may have bought it as it was modeled for you, then had it expertly tailored to your measurements. (Nowadays, it can be difficult to find someone to do just simple alterations.)  So, never shy away from a store label if you’re going for antique and vintage pieces!\r\n\r\nNow, there are a bunch of great people who organize and work the POSH sale (this is the 8th sale since the first in ’94) and that would be the volunteers who make up the Wadsworth’s Costume & Textile Society.  Since the museum doesn’t have a dedicated curator and restoration department for the Costume and Textile Department, managing, caring for and creating the displays for the museum is up to this group of dedicated folks.  Now in its 30th year, the Costume & Textile Society is welcoming new members with a discounted membership rate.  If you find yourself falling in love with vintage fashion and textiles, consider becoming part of this fabulous group.\r\n\r\nIf, however, you’re interested in just adding a few fun vintage pieces–clothing, hats, jewelry,shoes etc.– to your wardrobe, come and check out the POSH Sale.  All proceeds from the sale will go to benefit  the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art and the Costume and Textile Department.\r\n\r\n 

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