Some fairs have a superior vintage

If you fancy the look of Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca, and love to dress up both yourself and your home in vintage styles, you should go to Malmö this weekend.

Because the Swedes know what the kids want, and by kids, I mean everybody who feels like a child in a candy shop when it comes to vintage. At this vintage fair you can get everything your little vintage heart desires. The fair includes exhibitors, live music, eco-food, fashion shows, lectures, styling, goodie bags and much more. But if you want to get your hands on one of the goodie bags, you’ll need to hurry across the bridge to our neighbours, as there’s a limited amount.

The fair is for everybody interested in a vintage and eco-conscious lifestyle in terms of clothing, furnishing, music, hair styles and culture. There will be fashion shows, DJs, dance work shops and movie screenings, including the very same classic by Michael Curtiz mentioned at the beginning of this article, which is being screened on Saturday at 16:00.

On Sunday the fair will finish with the family film ‘The Triplets of Belleville’ (in Swedish). After the fair ends, you needn’t hurry home – except if you want to catch the last train that is – as the Tango Palace keeps its outdoor seating open long after the show closes until 01:00. So you can continue drinking beer and wine while showing off all your new purchases.

The fair is organised by six people from different backgrounds who decided that Malmö needed its own vintage fairs. They are freelance photographer Andreas Paulsson, ecologists Linnea Folkesson and Emelie Kärre, environmental scientist Mary Collings, and Kamila Weremko and Maria Pihlblad, who run the fashion store ‘Flique’ in Malmö city centre.

Weremko is passionate about finding old clothes and is prepared to visit many strange places to find the right clothing and accessories with soul and history, while Pihlblad has a background as an architect and interior designer.

Material satisfaction aside, a day of vintage shopping will get your feet tired, but don’t despair, as there’s also the opportunity to enjoy hot and cold food, organic cupcakes and coffee.

Malmö Vintage Fair
Tangopalatset, Malmö; Sat 11:00-18:00, Sun 11:00-16:00; adm 80SEK, two days 150sek, under 16s 40SEK, under 10s free; contact or Maria Collings +46 (0) 705-834391