Differently from the Vintage Workshop® in Milano***, which is an exhibition event open to both pro visitors and private public, the
VINTAGE WORKSHOP®- Firenze On target - 14th edition
is a sort of very reserved show-room with free admission but upon appointment specifically dedicated to only professional fashion operators, designers and buyers which gives a first overview on Vintage accessories of research aimed at projecting the future Fall/Winter 2010 collections. It is a unique event where a wide variety of accessories - more than thousand unique pieces never exhibited before - will be presented as a preview for the very first time. The designers will have a first chance to grasp the best Vintage accessories of research, buy them and eventually rent some that are not on sell and use them as prototypes and above all as very useful inspiration means to help focusing and developing their own creativity ideas.
It takes place in a very comfortable private residence location in Florence, relaxed, informal but at the same time very discrete (we are perfectly aware that designers don't like to be seen and buy in very crowded shows!) The Vintage Workshop® Florence gives a great opportunity to see a lot, save time and focus their choices with calmness and with the only presence of our well-experienced staff that will be ready for any request and to offer you a good Italian espresso... Very close to both Fortezza da Basso (seat of the Pitti Immagine Filati) and to the Stazione Leopolda in the area of Viale Fratelli Rosselli (Veneto Square), the position has been chosen for its convenient proximity with many hotels and the nearby Fortress.
The dates will be the same as the Pitti Filati, from Wednesday the 2nd through to Friday the 4th of July 2008, with non-stop opening times from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with last appointment at 8.
In order to book a free visit (average visit time is 1 hour) designers, product managers and professional buyers will need to be already customers or visitors of any precedent Vintage Workshop in either Milano or Florence, or to apply for a free individual visit by sending a short introduction of their activity as it follows: complete name, Company name, full address, activity sector (i.e. if they are involved in the design or buy of purses, shoes, jewelry, belts, leather items and luggage, accessories in general etc.), together with the preferred day and a time range for the appointment.
Every appointment is set at the hour from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and lasts 1 hour.
If a pro visitor wants to take part in with a 2nd or 3rd mate, he will need to indicate for each of them the complete name and Company name.
HOW CAN I BOOK A VISIT?
You can apply for a free visit by sending an e-mail no later than Monday June the 30th with all the above requested pieces of info to the organizers (Italian Association of the Vintage Fashion Researchers)
at: info @ vintageworkshop . it
You will receive an e-mail confirmation within 24/48 hrs with all data, show-room address and map. If you are travelling during the days immediately before the Workshop, you will need to add your handy phone N. in order to get your appointment confirm.
Remember, the sooner you book the easier will be to assign you the preferred day and time to set your date.
AND IF I WANT TO SEE AND DON'T KNOW IF I WILL BUY?
Ok ok, really and truly, no obligations to buy at all. Our format though is so well tested that by no means a really interested person will leave the Workshop with empty hands, and you know why, the accessories on show are way too good, almost impossible to even be found at specialized markets or shows, so we have experienced whole customer satisfaction, particularly when a visitor becomes a frequent repeat visitor and customer.
YES, COOL BUT...IF I AM UNLUCKY and don't find what I was looking for?
Oh well, never mind, keine Uhrsache, il n'y a pas de quoi! You are welcome to ask the Workshop multilingual staff about specific themes and inputs and you will have a great chance to know and become familiar with the event that will follow up your requests in a short time, you will be able to ask for a meeting in different Vintage archives and shops, to set another date or even to ask for pieces that will be researched and especially kept apart for you to view and select at the following Vintage Workshop in Milano *** which will take place in September, same dates as Anteprima Pelle and Milano Unica Moda-In.
CAN I SHOOT ANY PICS AT THE WORKSHOP?
Frankly speaking, we are so customer oriented that in neither ways pictures of any accessories on show will be done or disclosed by any means, especially on the Internet. Any piece on show can only and exclusively be photographed by the person or Company who bought or rented it. The members of our Association (Associazione Culturale Ricercatori Moda d'Epoca) are the only vintage hunters, dealers or collectors who grant in Italy a special GUARANTEE: no info about customers as well as no pictures about Vintage pieces on show will ever be disclosed. After a rented piece is sent back home, the same will NOT be on show any more for at least one year. We think every buyer should put this on count when buying or renting and keep in mind that this fact is so challenging to have made the Vintage Workshop the only really professional Vintage event of research in Italy.
Your satisfaction is our goal and consequent reciprocal success!
However, just to give an eye on a panoramic view of a small portion of an accessories stand taken from a Workshop some years ago see below ;-)
*** The 15th edition of the VINTAGE Workshop® Milano, will take place next Sept. as always at the Admiral Hotel. For more info, write us or
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