WINNIPEG — It was a trip back in time for people shopping in the Exchange District Friday evening. Dozens of local vendors came together for an outdoor vintage sale at the cube. It was all a part of First Fridays in the Exchange District, which encourages Winnipeggers to check out the locally owned shops and art galleries our downtown has to offer.
“A lot of the stuff that is bought and traded here is bought from people who have lived in Winnipeg all their lives,” said Alex Kohut, owner of The Vintage Saint. “We don’t have enough markets like this where people can come out and see the culture and the history of our city.”
From 60’s jewelry to decades old dresses, there was no shortage of treasures to be discovered. Vendors said it’s a great way to be sustainable, but also to see how much our city’s entrepreneurs have to offer.
“We have all this stuff to show, things you can’t just find this in stores,” said Kohut. “I think its important to have this because it gives people a chance to see everything and own a little bit of Winnipeg’s history.”
The event also featured some local musicians for entertainment throughout the evening. This was the first time the vintage sale was set up at the cube, and organizers are considering making it a monthly event.
PHOTO GALLERY: Vintage sale at Old Market Square