More than 80 vintage clothing and textile dealers will descend on the Metropolitan Pavilion this coming Friday and Saturday for the Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show, which is a bit like having an Auntie Mame-type relative fling open her closet for you two days a year.
Tickets to the show cost $20 (but you can get $5 off by joining the mailing list on the site), which is pennies when you think of the smorgasbord of vintage that'll be at your fingertips once you pass through those doors. Time Out New York has a preview gallery of selections from the event -- rugged leather belts, perfectly faded Liberty prints, cocktail rings straight out of the Breakfast at Tiffany's party scene -- which'll only make you more impatient for it to be Friday, already. (Oh, by the way: you're taking Friday afternoon off.)
Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show
4/24 1-8PM; 4/25 11AM-6PM
Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th Street, (212) 691-7297, manhattanvintage.com