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Meet Three Pigs Vintage

Photo by Katie Krulock.

Photo by Katie Krulock.

The Flea returns to the Strip District this Sunday, May 14th and, as with each season, we are happy to host sellers old and new. This year, we are joined by Three Pigs Vintage for the first time and thought we would introduce you!

1. What will you be offering at the Flea?

We will be bringing a wide selection of 60s-00s pieces.  90s and Y2K clothing is our favorite.  I will also have a selection of hand painted/re-worked vintage items that I have honed and developed over the last year or so.  I paint leather goods (shoes, bags, pants, etc.) along with denim.  I also enjoy hand-dying vintage garments and bringing them new life. 

2. How did you get started in your business? How long have you been at it?

I founded Three Pigs two years ago this May on Etsy.com. I wanted to begin creating wearable art pieces.  I started my first Etsy shop in high school, and quickly fell in love with vintage clothing.  I worked for a vintage shop in Pittsburgh and my love grew.  From there, I began experimenting with reworking pieces. Over the past year I have focused on doing this full-time.  I work with my friends and incorporate their skills/passions into the store.  Katie Krulock conducts all of the product shoots and buys for the store as well.  We will be shooting our first lookbook in June, and Katie will be shooting it all on film.  We are working on creating a website and expanding more on one-of-a-kind pieces.

3. Anything you are looking forward to this flea season?

Since we are an online shop, I really look forward to meeting people in person and having the opportunity to talk and connect. We just started doing pop-up shops this year, so each time we get to learn new things and meet more like-minded people.  This is also our first time vending at the Neighborhood Flea, so we are looking forward to what this opportunity brings.

4. Do you have any favorite finds from your time hunting down vintage goods?

My all time favorite find was a black and white, faux fur, Donnybrook "face" coat. I had been looking for it for years, and was so happy to have finally found one.

Just in case you are curious, here is the stellar coat being referred to. Courtesy of Pinterest.

Just in case you are curious, here is the stellar coat being referred to. Courtesy of Pinterest.

 

Thanks, Sadie! Be sure to meet Three Pigs Vintage this Mother's Day at the Flea and don't miss the rest of our Second Sundays in the Strip! 

Celebrate Mother's Day at the Neighborhood Flea!

We are looking forward to kicking off our Neighborhood Flea Strip District season with you this Sunday, May 14th, Mother's Day from 10 am - 3 pm. 

Make a day of it, eat at our fantastic food truck round-up, participate in a workshop, and shop our 65+ sellers offering vintage finds, handmade, housewares, food and more. 

RSVP on Facebook to learn about our sellers. And now you can get a Flea text reminder by texting NEIGHBORHOODFLEA to 24587 and sign up for our email newsletter

Catch all of the details on our event page

Vintage Pittsburgh at the Heinz History Center with the Neighborhood Flea

Celebrate Pittsburgh history in style at the History Center’s fourth annual Vintage Pittsburgh event, presented in partnership with The Neighborhood Flea. (Applications can be found at: http://bit.ly/Flea16

The event features more than 40 local vendors selling genuine vintage fashion, accessories, housewares, vinyl, home décor, artwork, books, toys, small furniture, and collectibles.

This year’s Vintage Pittsburgh will celebrate vintage toys in conjunction with the upcoming Toys of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s exhibition, opening in March 2016.

At Vintage Pittsburgh, you will be able to:

+ Enjoy food from local food trucks, including Franktuary and Sticklers Ice Pops
+ Feed your sweet tooth with nostalgic candy from The Flying Squirrel
+ Meet and take your picture with Mr. McFeely from Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood
+ Play more than 20 vintage video and arcade games, courtesy of Replay FX
Try your hand at giant Connect Four, Jenga, and chess, courtesy of the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership
+ Check out vintage cars from the era



MEET THE VENDORS

Farm
Pisarcik Greenhouses and Flower Farm

Fashion
Charmed by Nature
CHC Vintage
Georgette Frances Jewelry
Jenn's Jems Jewelry & Accessories
Kula Vintage // Kula Industries
Ladybird Vintage
Louie Prior
MetaMorph
My Beverly Jewelry
Royal Establishment
RPM Treasures

Food
Flying Squirrel
Franktuary
Olive & Marlowe
Prittle
Stickler's Ice Pop Co.

Handmade

1820 House Candle Co
1944 Skincare
Carol Skinger
Paititi inti inc.
Rick Antolic
Rustbelt Workshop

Housewares

Steel City Illuminations
Happy House Antiques
Freshwater Designs
Mid Century Moderation
Touching Tribes

Sponsors
Green Mountain Energy
TechShop Pittsburgh
Yelp Pittsburgh

Toys
Drawbridge Games

Vintage/Collection
Calf Paths of the Mind: Vintage Curiosities
Junk and Disorderly
Oy Vey Vintage
The Ardent Forager
Vintage In Bloom
Vintie Design Co