Set in the astonishing Villa Fenaroli, a sixteenth century palace hotel located in Rezzato (Lombardy), the 7th edition of Remember Vintage was quite the event to attend last weekend, in the province of Brescia. Even though it quite the new kid on the block when it comes to vintage fairs in Italy, Remember Vintage has however already well established itself among Italian vintage lovers, particularly thanks to its unique locations and its relative ease of accessibility (one hour drive from Milan).
The exhibition area of the 7th edition of Remember Vintage was not that big and covered only the ground floor of the Villa Feranoli, since (unfortunately) a great part of the palace cannot be visited. However, when the day is clear and the temperature is mild, the well kept garden and courtyard of the villa compensate for the lack of space available in the covered area.
Remember Vintage has its focus on fashion, clothes and accessories, with a few merchants specialized in modern antiques and vinyls. Most of the exhibitors come from Brescia, which gives the event a more genuine atmosphere than that of other big vintage fairs in Italy.
Events like Vintage Selection (in Florence), Next Vintage (close to Pavia), Parma Vintage and Mercanteinfiera (both near Parma) can count on dealers from all over the country. Remember Vintage has instead a more a local approach: the vast majority of exhibitors and visitors come from all over Brescia and nearby cities. The quality of items on display at the fair, is however not penalized by this particular choice.
Visitors attending Remember Vintage will be able to access a pretty wide range of vintage items: real luxury bags by Vuitton (by the way, if you have troubles recognizing a genuine handbag from a fake, you should know that there are a few simple hints & obvious indicators to remember, that will help you make a thoughtful purchase), shoes by Ferragamo and Burberry’s thenchcoats, but also real bargains like sartorial apparel from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, accessories with no brand (except the quality of old times’ craftsmanship), as well as common & rare vinyls at low prices.
Dates & locations of the next 2015 editions of Remember Vintage:
Remember Vintage in Galleria (Galleria Complesso Commerciale LE VELE Viale Marconi) | Friday 1st May (09 a.m. – 8 p.m.), Saturday 2nd May (09 a.m. – 8 p.m.), Sunday 3rd May (10 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
Vintage Night (Piazza Garibaldi, Piazza Aldo Moro e Vie del Centro Storico) | Friday 19th June (from 6 p.m. ’till dark) and Saturday 20th June
Remember Vintage Moniga del Garda (Mostra Mercato Vintage Handmade Live music & Dj Set c/o Piazza S. Martino) | Saturday 18th July (10 a.m. – 11:59 p.m.) and Sunday 19th July (09 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
Remember Vintage Moniga del Garda (Mostra Mercato Vintage Handmade Live music & Dj Set c/o Piazza S. Martino) | Saturday 5th September (10 a.m. – 11:59 p.m.) and Sunday 6th September (09 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
8th Edition of Remember Vintage inVilla Fenaroli (REZZATO (BS) Via Giuseppe Mazzini 14) | November 2015 (Dates to be confirmed)