A day in Florence always offers a wonderful discovery. Each time I am here, it is always a different and unique experience. My friends and I went off to the Vintage Selection n.25 , a vintage fashion fair held at the Leopolda Station, a former railway station now used as a warehouse and headquarter for summits, fair and exhibitions. The Vintage Fair is celebrating its 25th Silver edition. Numerous shops and brands showcase their clothes and vintage objects. Asking around, I came to know this fair takes place twice a year: in Winter and in Summer. The ticket cost 5 euro, but anyone has the chance to print an online voucher to have the entrance fee for 3 euro.
As it was celebrating its Silver Edition, there was a little bench packed with silver-glittered objects in order to honour the show. Despite the venue's bare external profile, the content inside was simply extraordinary.
Among the small stalls there was an outstanding display of authentic fashion frocks and gowns. The typical hippie and funny van of the 60s-70s was transformed in a gelato station and a smart lounge bar was set up at the back side of the exhibition. We spent almost four hours and we got out with: a Gucci Plus bag, a bow-shape brooch and a couple of outfits. Fashion buyers and common amateurs will find a heaven of glam between these bricked walls. Indeed, the programme of the Vintage 25 was more extended, as it included workshops and DJ sets.
After the shopping spree, I'll suggest everyone heads to the food court up to the Mercato Vecchio (the old open-air market at Piazza del Mercato Centrale, 50123 Florence, Italy), where you can choose among different kind of foods, from the typical Lampredotto sandwich to the vegetarian and vegan menu. We picked the veg menu and a healthy fresh-squeezed juice, before resuming our visit around the museums and art of Florence.