Shopping vintage can be a tricky endeavor. Garage sales are sparse this time of year, road trips to small towns loaded with antique stores can be time consuming, and shopping online can lead to disappointments when an item doesn't compare to the pictured product. Fortunately, those seeking vintage wares this season can thwart all of these obstacles at the Mighty Swell vintage pop-up shop. Organized by bloggers/Etsy sellers/vintage aficionados Meghan McAndrews and Rae Danneman, this will be an opportunity to check out clothing and home decor without the shipping and handling fees. Here, you'll be able to look at pieces up close and chat with vendors selling items ranging from shoes to hat boxes to winter coats to big floppy hats. Pick up some stocking stuffers, including ceramic owls, bright sunglasses, and salt and pepper shakers. Who knows what you will find, but the search is half the fun.
Sat., Dec. 11, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 12, 12-5 p.m., 2010