There is always a first time for everything especially when it comes to vintage shops. For the first time in over a year The Backroom was no longer in the back on Saturday, July 13th and Sunday, July 14th for the Sainte-Catherine sidewalk sale. Given it was The Backroom’s first appearance live on the street we decided not to blend in but instead be outcasts. Taking the advice of the famous Kelly Cutrone who said “normal gets you nowhere,” we setup shop by showcasing our merchandise on simple rolling racks and created a very outdoor homey ambiance by using our very own store furniture. The white tents were not our style and our furniture allowed our display to look odd making you wonder what exactly the crazy kids are selling.
A variety of new merchandise, old merchandise, and deadstock merchandise was available to the general public. Vintage designer items and brands that were available throughout the weekend included: Levi’s, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Lanvin, Yves Saint Laurent, Adidas and much more. Materials like pima cotton, silk, leather, denim, wool, and cashmere were also available.
We had the pleasure of roasting in the sun for hours but we did it all for the love of our loyal clients and amazing new comers. It was a pleasure to see many familiar faces and meet newcomers all weekend long. Again we cannot thank you enough for making our first sidewalk sale a success so this blog post is for you “TBR Lovers” although we joined you on the street for one weekend and loved your company we still stand by our motto … “because it’s better in the back.”