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Posted at 5:31 PM ET, 09/25/2007

Vintage For the Greater Good

By Julia Beizer

This weekend, We Who Love Clothes have a sweet event to look forward to: the Vintage Project, a trunk show of six decades of designer goods in the cozy Project 4 Gallery space. Shoppers can expect fall and winter fashions by such names as Chanel, Emilio Pucci, Julius Garfinckel along with a bit of guilt-free shopping: Some of the proceeds go to charity.

Clothier Uesa Robinson handpicked the items that will be for sale. Robinson used to run a vintage clothing business out of a storefront in Eastern Market, but when that space became Port City Java, she began doing business out of her home. She uses some of the proceeds of her sales to buy uniforms, shoes and sweaters for schoolchildren in Africa.

Longtime customer (and Project 4 director) Anne Surak gave Robinson use of the gallery space for this weekend's show. The sale kicks off on Friday night with a cocktail celebration and fashion show from 6 to 8 p.m. The sale will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. So what's in store?

"A little bit of everything," says Robinson. "I've got clothes from the 1930s to the 1980s. Dresses, shoes, hats, gloves, lingerie and a few pieces for the men." Robinson hasn't yet decided if jewelry will also be on the shopping menu. Surak will clear out a gallery closet to make way for a changing room.

And while clothes will be on hangers in the middle of the floor, shoppers can also check out Cedric Delsaux's surreal digital photographs -- some of which feature lovable (and not-so-lovable) Star Wars characters.


By Julia Beizer  | September 25, 2007; 5:31 PM ET
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Can anyone provide an estimated price range of these vintage items?

Posted by: Lisa | September 26, 2007 10:55 AM | Report abuse

Sure thing. Robinson says she has items ranging $14 to $700.

Posted by: Julia | September 26, 2007 11:34 AM | Report abuse

Did anyone else have trouble finding this? 903 U St seemed to not exist.... only found the U/9th flea market

Posted by: Nicole | October 3, 2007 2:53 PM | Report abuse

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