Last month I participated in the vintage fashion fair Toast Jam where I hosted the etsy booth with three other vintage Berlin-based sellers. I was proud to have my shop Curious Knopf represented there and was also really glad I got a chance to meet the Berlin etsy team and the other sellers all of whom were ridiculously nice and friendly. As a shout out to Tania, Caroline, Olivier and Sabine, I decided to write this post.
Sabine from Belgium also runs a vintage clothing shop called Spelfenmeisje. Along with great vintage clothing finds she also carries lots of vintage purses, boots and shoes.
Her clothing ranges from classic finds from the 50s to trendy clothing from the 80s with some vintage designer pieces mixed in.
My ex-boyfriend is from Holland, so I already knew that meisje means girl in Dutch but I always wondered what the heck Spelfen might mean. I asked Sabine and it ends up it's a play on a nickname she had when she was growing up.
Tania from Italy runs the vintage housewares and decor shop GoGo Berlinette. Although she specializes in vintage West German pottery, she also does have a lot of great mid century finds and Scandinavian and other design finds like WMF, Goebel and Hans Bølling.
She had this lovely Goebel ceramic pelican for sale at the fair and he's a lot larger than he appears in the photographs. I've been thinking about buying him for a while, so if you're inspired, then act fast. ;)
Tania also makes most of her finds at flea markets in the truly wildest corners of Berlin where tourists generally would never tread, so all of her pieces must have quite an interesting story behind them.
The shop Oppning is run by the French couple Caroline and Olivier. They have 9 lovely page listing of great vintage housewares and home decor.
Like Tania, they also have a lot West and East German vintage pieces and mid century design but also lots of ceramic clocks and vintage children finds.
If there name sounds Scandinavian that's because it is. Olivier told me Öppning means something like open spaces in Swedish.
Happy vintage shopping! xo xo Rebeccah