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Retro Design &
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These fun Sunday fairs feature 175 tables and booths of fabulous finds for you and your eclectic abode -- 175 different vendors equals a super selection to suit every taste and budget! Come see why so many designers, collectors and antiques dealers consider this the place to buy...

• Mid-century Modernist decor • Vintage & estate jewelry • Pop culture classics • Boho & shabby chic accents • French country collectibles • Old dolls & toys • Retro glam accessories • Decorative art pottery & glass • Funky 50's kitsch • Art Deco & Art Nouveau • Space age design • Paintings & prints • Antiquarian books • Advertising & memorabilia • Depression-era kitchenware • Period lighting & fixtures • Ephemera • Textiles & linens • Timepieces • Sterling & silver-plate • General store items • Folk art & primitives • Militaria • and much more…

2014 Dates
February 16
June 22
October 19
December 7
 

Croatian Cultural Centre
3250 Commercial Drive at 16th Avenue
Vancouver, BC  •  Click here for directions


General Admission $5 at Door 10am-3pm • Special Early-Bird Admission $20 at Door 7am-10am • Children Under 13 Free with Adult Admission • Free Parking • Snack Bar • ATM • Wheelchair Accessible


Learn All About Your Vintage and Collectible Treasures!

Ever wonder about the history of that funky old lamp you inherited, or the value of that brightly colored glass vase you snapped up at a garage sale? Drop-in appraisals will be held from 10am-3pm at all Retro Design & Antiques Fairs, on a first-come-first-served basis. Items should be small enough to carry, with a maximum of three items per person allowed, and the cost of each verbal appraisal is $10 per item or 3 items for $25 (cash only please). We cannot accept responsibility for the safety of your items, so please take care to wrap fragile pieces well.

The appraisals will be conducted by Gale Pirie, an independent, accredited member of the Canadian Personal Property Appraisers Group with many years of experience in valuing estate goods. She's previously worked as an appraiser with the CBC's Canadian Antiques Roadshow, and we're delighted to offer her knowledge and expertise at all Retro Design & Antiques Fairs! For more information on Gale's work, read these features in the Burnaby Now, New Westminster Record, Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times, The Agassiz Harrison Observer, Lloydminster Meridian Booster and Lloydminster Source.

Appraiser Gale Pirie

Appraiser Gale Pirie


Click here for a sampling of some of the many treasures found at past fairs... Vendor Information
Please contact us for full vendor information, application forms and availability of dates.

Getting There • Croatian Cultural Centre • 3250 Commercial Drive at 16th Avenue • Vancouver • BC

 
BY BUS Take Bus #20 Victoria/Downtown (south/northbound) and get off at the corner of Commercial Drive and 14th Avenue. Walk south on Commercial Drive two blocks to 16th Avenue.
 
BY SKYTRAIN From the Broadway Skytrain Station, take Bus #20 Victoria southbound on Commercial and follow the directions above.
BY CAR From Highway #1 westbound, take the Grandview Highway Exit #28B. Continue along Grandview Highway westbound, which eventually becomes 12th Avenue, and turn left onto Commercial Drive, then left again onto 16th Avenue.
 
From Highway #99 northbound, take the Westminster Highway Exit #36. Keep right onto Westminster Highway east, then follow the signs for Vancouver via Knight Street. Continue along Knight Street northbound, which eventually becomes Clark Drive. Turn right onto 12th Avenue, right again onto Commercial Drive, then left onto 16th Avenue.
 
PARKING

The centre has 2 complimentary parking lots, with entrances on 16th Avenue and Findlay Street. Free parking is also available on the street (check signage for any restrictions).

 
Be sure to allow enough time after the antiques fair to explore Commercial Drive, ranked as one of North America's hippest neighborhoods. Affectionately known as The Drive, this culturally diverse area is brimming with funky, eclectic shops and galleries, specialty restaurants and bakeries, trendy sidewalk coffee bars...not to be missed! For more information on Commercial Drive, check the following websites:
www.thedrive.ca
www.bcpassport.com
 
 

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