Above: Erin (owner of Lodekka) with my crocheted telephone “Bonjour!“
I was in Portland a few months ago and found out about Lodekka from a friend. I knew immediately that I had to go and check it out even though I had a really limited time on my trip – and let me tell you, it was worth it! Lodekka is an AMAZING resale vintage clothing store that is housed in a 1965 double decker bus from England. The bus is filled with lots of vintage treats (of the clothing and accessories sort) for men and women alike.
Erin Sutherland, the owner of Lodekka, is a really wonderful lady. She has a great eye for vintage clothing and her picks for the shop are really on point. If running an awesome store is not enough to convince you that she is totally rad, she is also in a great band, The Stolen Sweets!
Here are some photos of the store (that my lovely boyfriend took):
Lodekka has recently relocated and has joined forces with Wanderlust, another cute resale shop on wheels. Nestled in a small parking lot between Pix Patisserie and Hopworks’ newest bar-topian installment, Bike Bar, the shops provide a unique shopping experience for patrons of Portland’s most up-and-coming retail and food destination.
Lodekka & Wanderlust are hosting a joint event for the grand re-opening of their new location on Friday, December 2 from 4pm – 9pm. Customers will enjoy 20% off on items in both stores, special holiday gift certificate packages and a screening of “It’s a Wonderful Life”.
If you’re in (or going to be in) Portland on December 2, you should definitely stop by their space! Details of the new location is mentioned on the below flyer:
It’s that time of the year again and Christmas is fast approaching. Get your Christmas shopping done in one spot whilst supporting great independent artists, including me!
I’ll be selling sweatshirts with cute lace and pocket detailing, leopard fur and sherpa Peter Pan collars, leather bow belts, brooches, fold up bags and more. Come and say hi to myself and my lovely booth mate Emily from Soapily Ever After.
The holiday craft fair will be held on December 3 & 4, 2011 (Sat & Sun), 11am – 6pm. That’s only 2 and a half weeks away. Mark your calendars ^__^.
Pulaski Park Fieldhouse
1419 W Blackhawk St Chicago
My booth number is 138, and can be found on the first floor in the room opposite the balcony (on the other end of the building) – Room 207. Click the map below to see the larger view.
Hope to see you there!
There are some pretty creative people at work, and it shows with our Halloween costumes. ‘Like’ your favorite Threadless Halloween costume here (you have to ‘Like’ Threadless first). And if you like my costume ‘Like’ my picture!
I wanted to be the Morton Salt Girl again, but then that would be cheating right?
I have been in hiding for the past month being super busy with moving apartments, a visit from my parents, and overall craziness at work. Now that my life has gone back into normal mode I’ll have a little more time to get back to blogging, yay!
So my parents came from Sydney to come and visit me on the last leg of their world trip for this year. They went on a safari in South Africa, passed by Dublin and London, and then stopped by here – Chicago. I was pretty excited since the last time I saw them was on my last brief visit to Sydney, 8 months ago. We hit up all of the tourist spots in Chicago whilst they were here, and my favorite by far was the architectural tour on the river. Here are a few snaps taken from the boat:
Renegade Craft Fair, Chicago was really great. It was a lovely sunny weekend with lots of impressive artists selling their awesome wares, not to mention a ton of friendly people walking around and enjoying the last days of Summer.
Thanks to everyone that came and stopped by and also to all of my customers – thank you for your support! You are all awesome!
If you didn’t get a chance to come down to the craft fair, here are some photos of my booth:
To see the complete set of photos, click here.
I am planning on updating my shop over the weekend, and to those that signed up to the mailing list I will be doing a giveaway very soon. It’s not too late to join, so if you are interested in some discounts and free stuff, please click on the sign me up button found on the sidebar.
With Love XOX will be at Renegade Craft Fair, Chicago this coming Saturday & Sunday (August 10-11) from 11am to 7pm.
My handmade bow cropped swing and scallop edge tops, bow belts, fold up shopping bags, leather fringe necklaces, and sweet plush skulls will be available for sale.
I’ll be sharing a booth with the lovely Soapily Ever After – we are friendly, so come and say hi! We will be near Wood St on the DVision Optical/Alliance Bakery side of the street (see map below).
Hope to see you there!
Above: Charlie Festa with my crocheted telephone “Bonjour!“
Charlie Festa – former Community Director at Threadless – has an amazing personality who is sure to make anyone laugh. He is definitely missed at the Threadless office, but he has moved on to do bigger and greater things in the world.
I’m sure that we’ll be seeing more of this guy in the future.
To see my other featured guests, click here.
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More info about my French rotary phone under Projects.