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More than 175 different vintage vendors will turn out to sell their wares at the Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market at WestWorld of Scottsdale this Friday through Sunday, April 28-30.
Coley Arnold and Lindsey Holt started the market when they noticed a lack of places to shop for vintage items in the Phoenix metro area. Their first market was held in a friend’s backyard with 23 vendors and about 600 guests showing up to shop. By 2015, the duo had moved their market to WestWorld and welcomed 35,000 shoppers to their event.
A special ‘Fixer Upper’ experience
New this year to the market are special guests Clint and Kelly Harp from the television show “Fixer Upper.” They will be speaking at the special VIP Shopping Experience on Friday night from 5-5:30 p.m. They will also make additional appearances on Saturday and Sunday.
With the special Friday night VIP ticket, guests will also receive one free drink (beer, wine, soda or water) and a Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market canvas bag, along with being the first through the doors for four hours of shopping.
With 175 vendors at the event, the items available including furniture, clothing, jewelry, signs and knick-knacks, seem endless.
“Right now the farmhouse style is very popular because of Chip and Joanna Gaines (from HGTV’s “Fixer Upper”). But mid-century modern items are also popular as is anything in brass,” Holt says.
‘I love junk.’
Rachel Hudgens, owner of Twenty 6 Designs, is a regular vendor at the market. This will be her sixth time. She started off selling hand-painted signs but had a hard time keeping up with the demand. Now she sells T-shirts, bags and hats with wording on them that she does freehand and then screen-prints on the items.
“I also throw in a few vintage things that I find along the way,” she says of her space at the market.
Most of the lettering are inspirational sayings, some are faith based and others center around a holiday or celebration.
“I love that (the market) brings community together. I also love the artists and the vendors,” Hudgens says of attending the shows. “I love junk. I’m a total picker myself.”
Just before Christmas last year, Holt and Arnold launched Vintage Market Home on their website, where people can go to look for specific vintage items.
“It’s the things we find as we are traveling. It’s a mix of stuff and gives people a place to go when we are not having a market,” Holt says.
A special prize
This year, the market has partnered with Mission One. By auctioning off a shopping package to the highest bidder, they will support the organization’s Kijabe Women’s Sewing Project.
The winner of the shopping package receives one hour of shopping before the market opens with the Harps, two Friday night VIP tickets and $250 in shopping cash.
Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market
When: 5:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, April 28-30.
Where: WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale.
Admission: $50 presale and $65 at gate (Friday), $20 presale and $25 at gate (Saturday early bird), $8 general admission (Saturday and Sunday).
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