Teamsters Local Union 249
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thanks to the Pittsburgh Vintage Mixer you don’t have to rise at dawn and scour the Pennysaver this Saturday. Taking its vintage vendor fair to Lawrenceville, the event’s fourth edition will set up shop at the Teamsters Local Union 249 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Amidst an expanded lineup of 34 local and regional vendors, mixer-goers can shop for fashion, collectibles, books, vinyl records, home décor, artwork, toys and more. Featured sellers include everyone from Retroburgh, The Ardent Forager and Loch Ness Modster, to Midcentury Marvels, Highway Robbery Vintage and LeMix Antiques.
Shoppers of all tastes and budgets can peruse the show’s wide variety of quality wares from local collectors, online shops and small businesses. You can even haggle with public TV celeb Rick Sebak, who will be on hand selling goodies from his collection of 1950s-era US Steel and Westinghouse memorabilia, local neighborhood nostalgia and pop culture pieces.
If you prefer paperbacks to kindles, vinyl to mp3s and polyester to fleece, you’ll be in heaven. Transforming the Teamsters hall into a vintage marketplace, the unique fair taps into collecting, creativity, material culture and plenty of nostalgia.
In between wheeling and dealing, swing by the Franktuary and Mac & Gold food trucks for lunch, and enjoy fall beverages from 4121 Main. Providing the day’s retro soundtrack will be local DJs J. Malls, Matthew Buchholz, Michael Lutz and Jim Lingo.
Launched in 2012, the Pittsburgh Vintage Mixer is run by Bess Dunlevy, Michael Lutz and Jason Sumney, who will also be selling goods from their companies, Red Pop Shop and Bess Dunlevy Vintage.
Admission is $5 at the door. Children under 12 are free. View a complete list of vendors.