Add a Little Vintage to Your Life

Clothes and props used to tell elegant stories can be yours.


Image courtesy of Twin City Stage

A close friend's daughter returns to campus in a few weeks as a senior at UNC School of the Arts in Winston-Salem. Among her many talents is costume design. Through the years, as we've attended performances after getting glimpses into the process behind costuming, I picked up on a few things. While I use a pen or keyboard to tell a story, our friend's daughter uses clothing and accessories.

Shoes, hats, coats, dresses and every zipper, button and pattern all help convey and move stories being told by actors, dancers and musicians. Each piece has within it a story of its own as well as an important message within a larger story. At least, that's how I've come to understand and appreciate what she does.

Meanwhile, I now look at thrift stores and rummage sales a bit differently. Hanging on the racks are not old, used clothes. Rather, now I see pieces of history and story threads that can lead an imagination wherever it dares to go.

If you're still reading, you just might be as drawn to drama — the theatrical kind — as I am. If so, you might also be interested in Twin City Stage's Costume and Scene Shop Sale.  On August 6 in the lobby of the Arts Council Theatre, the theater company will have a huge assortment of vintage wear, costume pieces, and clothing and accessories for men and women. In addition, used furniture, props and tools will be for sale in front of the scene shop, located directly behind the theater.

Whether you're looking for something to add to your wardrobe, your decor or to make your 2016 Halloween costume stand out, this sale is a unique opportunity for those who adore vintage pieces. And for serious shoppers who can really work up an appetite, the La Vie en Rose food truck will be onsite from 9-11 a.m. with French breakfast crepes available for purchase.

For more information about the sale, call 336-748-0857 x209 or visit

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