The Weekly View
"“Give a girl the right pair of shoes, and she can conquer the world” — Marilyn Monroe Shoes reflect our personality, our fashion sense, our role in society and our mood on any given day. Without a word they say, soccer mom, corporate executive, medical technician or ‘going nowhere..doin’ nothing.’ Last year in the U.S. over 350 million pairs of shoes were sold, and while “new” shoes comprise the majority of those sales, retro and vintage shoes (1960-1980) are gaining in popularity with nearly 20 percent of the market. For the Baby Boomers the styles from this era are a vivid memory. For those of you who arrived on planet Earth more recently, here is a brief history lesson.."
The Weekly View
"The long winter months behind us, and summer right around the corner, I am ready to head to the great outdoors. While fishing, camping and backpacking may be how some commune with nature, I take a slightly different approach. I go junkin’! If you would care to join me, here are some of my favorite Indiana “pop-up” market places."
"I have a few other bargain beauties from VSAI, which sells works in a gallery at the Harrison Center, and for a minute this morning I thought I should write a blog plugging student artwork. Then I got swept up in the workday without even jotting down the idea on my Teux Deux list homepage. (Get it? To-do, only Frenchy?) But Piper Voge from the Southport Antique Mall rang me up and—what do you know?—this weekend’s Southside Vintage Marketplace will feature a student art group called Art with a Heart. Serendipity!"
"We’re serious about our antiques here in Indy. The Southport Antique Mall is already one of the largest antique malls in the city, but they don’t stop there. New this year is the Southside Vintage Marketplace, an open-air shopping experience held every second Saturday of the Month from April to October, 9 am-4 pm. In addition to booths within the mall itself, 25 vendors will set-up outside, offering everything from original artwork, handmade goods, and re-purposed materials to traditional antique finds and collectibles. Enjoy the guest DJs and food trucks as you hang out with your friends and family at this free event."
The Indy Star
"Mary Christian calls her daughter, Emily Christian, 15, an "old soul." The teen recently added a coat of lilac paint to her bedroom and headed to Southport Antique Mall in search of a vintage lamp. "We live in a world where we just throw things away," said Emily. Like her daughter, Mary Christian appreciates the quality and nostalgia of vintage treasures. She's part of a growing movement of environmentally conscious shoppers looking at vintage as trendy and cool."
The Southside Voice
"In honor of 9/11, Patriot Day, the Southport Antique Mall (SAM) will recognize all first responders at it;s monthly vintage marketplace on Saturday, Sept. 13, 9 am to 4pm."
"Alice Green, a designer who stages homes, has a secret weapon when it comes to finding that unique item to make a home a little more memorable: the Southport Antique Mall. "I have been really impressed with just how much stuff there is to look at and how big it is," said Green, who lives in Greenwood. "I've found some really fantastic buys here."
"Hundreds of Indianapolis voters have chosen the Southport Antique Mall (SAM) as the best antiques in Indy. After weeks of voting, Indy A-List announced the winners of the Best of Indy shopping category. Southport Antique Mall was honored to be chosen number one out of 47 highly competitive nominees in the antiques category, while also securing fourth place in the A-List’s Top 10 Nominees in Shopping."
The Weekly View
"The Southport Antique Mall and Southside Vintage Marketplace partnered this year to create a new and dynamic way to shop local this summer. They brought together unique antiques and repurposed artisan creations from local artisans at the mall’s west parking lot, to resounding success."
The Southside Times
"When Alissa Thompson begins to feel exhausted, she says she just thinks of the people she gets to see every day, the ideas she’ll hear or the support she will receive from the antique dealers, staff and customers at Southport Antique Mall (SAM). When her parents, Jim and Jane Haganman, started SAM in 1994, Alissa says her dad’s only rule was that they have a good time. Twenty years later, she says she feels lucky to run a retail establishment with such great employees, customers and unique products, still finding happiness inside the store every day."