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Guys and Dolls Vintage Pop Up Shop Recap

Hey Cuties,

On Saturday I hung out with some really dope vendors. Guys and Dolls moving and shaking in the fashion industry. They are taking you back and making you current all at the same time. Calling all thrift-ers, fashionistas, fashion lovers and vintage dreamers.

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Dressed and ready to go…

I told yall about my top after wearing it to a wedding. I couldn’t wait to wear it separately.

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The Dj killed it…

The Dj straight killed it, I need to get his name. He played current music, old school, way back and he totally set the tone of the event. I was singing and dancing the entire time. I love me a good jam.

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Bespoke Not Broke @BeSpokeNotBroke

Be Spoke Not Broke: This dope vendor got into the vintage game after dropping 50 lbs. He had to get a new wardrobe and then people began to ask him where he got his clothes from. After people asked several times he made it a thing and Be Spoke Not Broke was born.

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Dope threads… @BeSpokeNotBroke

Be Spoke Not Broke was the only male vendor and he held his own with these dope threads.

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3 Shades Chic @3shades_chic

Designer Cynthia the owner of 3Shades Chic she got started by creating one-of-a-kind pieces using a variety of quality gemstones. She had some dope jewels on display. You need some accessories to set off your vintage fashion.

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Kurated by Kizzy Evae @kuratedbyke

Kurated by Kizzy Evae is a collection of historical content using fashion as a medium. I don’t know if the dress she was wearing is vintage or not but it was so freaking cute.  She had clothes and shoes honey. I love that she had a mirror, a lot of other vendors didn’t have a mirror. We want to see if our look is cute before we make a purchase.

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Kurated by Kizzy Evae @kuratedbyke

Her lamp was so cute; it totally gave me a vintage feel. After the event I found out we are in some of the same networking groups. I had no idea, I look forward to hooking up with her.

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Terminology @ShopTerminology

Terminology is owned by Ms. Latasha Carter, she birthed this business out of the desire to merge love of fashion and trend-transient styling that inspired individuality.

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Terminology @ShopTerminology

Terminology had a really dope set up, this U.S. Army bag was so freaking cute.

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Terminology @ShopTerminology

Attending this event hipped me to the vintage, thrifting game. I didn’t thing I knew much about it but the truth is I used to do it when I was in High School on a different level. Fun Fact I used to do Beauty Pageants as a teen and my dresses and interview suits was high end thrift finds.  My Mom and I would spend our Saturday morning in some of our favorite thrift shops and estate sales.

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The Keepers Shop @thekeepersshop @loveallievintagesessions

The Keepers Shop had me with this dress form. It is so cute; it is so me. I want one so bad, but I have to wait for my dream closet.

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The Keepers Shop @thekeepersshop @loveallievintagesessions

I had a game plan before I stepped into the building because I already knew that they were going to come for my coins. I’m a sucker for a handbag of any kind. I don’t mind spending a lot for my muffler either; they last forever.

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The Keepers Shop @thekeepersshop @loveallievintagesessions

See, this tall tan tote right here was begging me to take her picture. So I agreed and took her picture, but then she wanted me to try her on. I was like look lady I can’t even temp myself in that manner. So I just slowly backed away.

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@kingorqueenme & @hairkouture_

I met the dope ladies of KoutureLippies and UniqueLocJewels at the Love the Hair You Wear event. It was nice to see them again so soon, this is how you build your network. It just happens, the ladies remembered me as well and we chatted a bit.

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Carpe Luxe @carpe_luxevintage

Carpe Luxe was also at the Love the Hair You Wear event. I love that she and the ladies above decided to collaborate for this event. That is business done smart. I loved this denim purse she had, I made one when I was a teen and seeing this took me back. The fury cell phone cases were hilariously cute.

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Carpe Luxe @carpe_luxevintage

How cute is this telephone purse from Carpe Luxe? This is so my style.

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Kenny KAS @kennykas_custom

Kenny Kas designs custom clothing for men and women. He is all about individual style, he has been in the fashion game solidly for many years now. He was the MC of the event.

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The Only 1 Image @theonly1image

The talented make-up artist and esthetician The Only 1 Image was beating faces on the spot. She was up their changing lives. If you needed your browns done she could hook you up and send you on your cute little way.

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Instant Vintage 78 @instantvintage78

A big shout out to Instant Vintage 78 for putting on their third annual Guys and Dolls Vintage Pop Up Shop event.

Guys and Dolls Vintage Pop Up Shop Recap

Do you thrift or shop vintage? Chat with me in the comment below or FB, IG or Twitter.

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Article written by:

Mimi Green is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a mother of two and a girlfriend to one. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Stacie

    Pop-up shops are the new thing! i love the idea of having a hip dj there too. Nothing like good music to make me spend my money!

  2. Pam

    I love thrifting and vintage shopping. This sounds like a really neat event. I love the furry cell phone cases. I don’t think a I would have one but they’re still cool!

  3. Jeanine

    Wow this looks like a great time. All this stuff looks pretty awesome, I’ve never been to a pop up shop before but have heard a lot about them lately! So fun!

  4. Tiaras & Tantrums

    I do not thrift shop – I don’t have the patience to “look” for things. That being said, I think I would have liked this event, it looks well laid out and cohesive.

  5. Jeanette

    Looks like a fun event to attend! I love the variety of clothing and the other items. The telephone purse is way cute!

  6. Chubskulit Rose

    I have never been in a Vintahe shop before but I would love to try it. I love the top you are wearing by the way.

  7. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    What a fun event! This definitely looks like a wonderful place to get fabulous clothing! This would have been so much fun to attend!

  8. natalie z

    I am jealous! I love anything vintage and thrift shopping is my favorite! I need to find a good store now that we have relocated.

  9. Kemkem

    I love thrift shopping, especially hardbacks and old jewelry. I also loved mixing old and new furniture. This looks like it would have been awesome. Love the handbag with the studded circles 🙂

  10. Sarah

    What a unique place, I am loving all of the vintage options there. The clothing is really adorable, throws you back in time almost!

  11. Amanda Simkin

    I just love exploring pop up shops in my area. You never know what you are going to find, especially when shopping vintage. Looks like you checked out a great sale!

  12. Tammilee Tips

    What a fun party to attend!! I love DJs that play such a variety it really makes the party more fun to have a variety!

  13. Kim

    This looks like a cute little event. I love your top. It looks like the MUA was doing her thing, but is that hair weave glue on her station?

  14. Liz Mays

    They really had some beautiful pieces there! It’s awesome that they had a good DJ to set the mood for the event!

  15. Dawn McAlexander

    I saw some cute purses in there that I would have like to have gotten my hands on. That’s my thing: purses. I will buy one, use it for about two weeks, then put it away and buy another one. I have a pretty good collection as you could imagine.

  16. Kathleen Kennedy-Leon

    what a great shop–I love to look around and fnd treasures in shops like these. I think Guys and Dolls will do really well-they are chic and comtempory

  17. Amanda Love

    There are a lot of great shops here and it’s nice that they try their best to make their own unique pieces. I enjoyed reading how each brand originated and it’s always inspiring!

  18. Rebecca Swenor

    I love shopping at the thrift stores. The thrift stores here sale a lot of vintage clothing and items which I really like looking through. Thanks for sharing your experience and I love the outfit.

  19. Heather

    I love vintage clothing so much. I used to sell it on Etsy. This looks like a fun time and you look so cute!

  20. Joanna

    I need to look this up. I love pop up shops and vintage clothes. Your top is super cute

  21. Demetria Zinga

    Wish I was there, wish I was there! I’m with you on the studded purse and I really like that cell phone case. I wish we had more events like this in my area (Bay area, California) because now I either need to travel or move- lol!

    • MimiCuteLips

      Demetria, I would love a partner in crime too. I go out to events by myself a lot of times. You need to travel girl, when are you East Coasting?

  22. Tanya

    Girl! 1st off–I love that top. Secondly, how do you find these dope events???? I would have spent all my money there. I absolutely love this. Please let me know when they have another.

    • MimiCuteLips

      Thanks Tanya.

      Sometimes the events find me, sometimes I find them.

      I will let you know if they decide to do it again. If nothing else they will do it again this time next year.

  23. Toya

    You always go to the best events!!! I need to get my life together! This looks like such a dope event and your top was very cute!!! Im.still not sure how you left that bag on the table, great way to show will power.

    • MimiCuteLips

      Toya I’m all about trying out life and seeing where it takes me. I must say it has taken me to some really dope places.

      Girl that bag was everything, I didn’t even know I could walk away from buying stuff. I learned something too. hahahaha

  24. Christina Aliperti

    I love stuff like this! Anything vintage or thrift shop calls out to me. what a fun way to spend the day!

  25. Martine - MeUnfinished

    That would be a really cool place for me to go! I am not a shopper, however I appreciate unique experiences like this one. I really liked the “arm chic” term 🙂 and the Keeper’s Shop looked really neat. This was interesting Mimi, liked much!

    • MimiCuteLips

      Martine this was a unique experience, I like the way you put it. Right, I could totally get into the “arm chic” term.

  26. Christine @MomsNCharge

    First of all, lemme get your whole entire outfit, please and thank you! I keep saying I’m gonna start going to the thrift store. I’ve gone a few times but I don’t think I have enough patience. This event looks like a perfect opportunity to thrift shop and not necessarily be overwhelmed.

  27. Eva

    I love your top! I feel like I want to go through all of the blazers that dude has there. Looks like some great shopping 🙂

  28. Holly

    Once again you are at another cool event. Nice outfit!

  29. Marielle Altenor

    Shopping, in general, is my favorite thing to do! Lol, If I had my way, I’d be at the thrift store every day. I’ve always wanted to attend a pop-up shop such as this!

    • MimiCuteLips

      I’m with you on the shopping, it is one of my favorite things to do next to eating. You should check them out, they are really cool.

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