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Inside A Current Affair's Vintage Blowout

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A Current Affair, the fifth edition of LA's vintage mega-market, opened this Saturday night and Racked was there to take in the scene. Present were thirty of the best dealers out there, including co-creator Richard Wainwright of NEW/FOUND, Michael Dianda of Mr. Toad’s and Susan McCullough of Siren Vintage.

The vintage clothes and accessories showcased had a decided West Coast flair; intarsia sweaters, nouveau bohemian pieces and whimsical patterns dominated the sales floor. Upon closer inspection we came across amazing Gucci bags in rich fall colors, Pierre Cardin silks, Missioni dresses and a perfect Yohji Yamamoto suit that we're kicking ourselves for not snapping up (but, you know, there is rent to pay).

Some of our favorite stops included the booth of impeccably-turned-out stylist and vintage dealer Liz Baca (who accessorized with a mini Chanel bag AND a one-eyed dog) and the Sainte-Marie Vintage stand (the owner was wearing an insanely elegant Pierre Cardin silk pants set that can be yours on her Etsy).

Click through our gallery for some of the most inspiring looks and sign up for the Current Affair mailing list to be alerted to more vintage sales. Like we've said before, if you missed the event don't worry—many of the vendors sell their wares around town.
· A Current Affair [Official Site]
· A Current Affair's Ritzy Vintage Extravaganza [Racked]