Beggars Banquet Brings Pop-up Flea Market Style to Gastown, June 15-16

Beggars Banquet in Gastown. Photo credit: Beggars Banquet

The old Boneta space at 1 Cordova Street will come to life this weekend with Beggars Banquet, a pop-up flea market with cash bar, June 15 – 16.

This is not your typical antique fair or sample sale. Like its neighbours in the edgy Gastown retail and design district, Beggars Banquet is a carefully curated selection of goods for all types of collectors, from vintage clothing fiends to those after new clothing labels, curios, records, skateboards, home decor and hand-crafted goods.

Named after The Rolling Stones’ 1968 album, Beggars is the see-and-be-seen Gastown weekend social event. It has enjoyed immense popularity since it launched in January 2012. The market this weekend is the fifth Beggars Banquet event, taking place 6pm to 11pm Friday, and 11am to 6pm Saturday.

Find out more about the exciting line-up of Beggars Banquet vendors after the jump.

Photo: Beggars Banquet

If you like vintage clothes…

Vintage clothiers Honey Moon Muse and Second Chance Hats are two among many participating vendors. Honey Moon sells sweet vintage apparel sourced from in and around Vancouver. The selection is extremely wearable and, although it makes me feel decrepit to call these eras vintage, the look focuses on the 1980s and 1990s.

Second Chance Hats is perhaps the most fun Instagram opportunity happening in all of Vancouver this weekend. The team rescues and refreshes previously-loved headgear including cowboy hats, flower-festooned chapeaux and chic straw sun hats.

If you like retro home design…

Check out Salvage Style’s framed retro graphics, advertising, flatware, t-shirt iron-ons, machinist tools, toys and antiques.

If you like new clothing labels and jewelry…

Visit Portland-based Bridge and Burn, a label designing classic, understated, co-ed pieces. Think sensible-chic hunter jackets, linen shirts, tailored summer shorts and simple dresses. Meanwhile Green Eyes Jewelry offers Vancouver-made rope, leather and gold friendship bracelets in pretty summer colours, which I’ve spotted all over town this spring.

Beggars Banquet runs June 15 (6pm to 11pm) and June 16 (11am to 6pm) in the old Boneta Space at #1 Cordova. Entry is $2.

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