by Cristiane Roget, Sr. Correspondent Allfashion.press a division of AdAvenueGroup.com – rsvp 310-220-9118
FAD.D. West Wynwood-Miami/ Be the first! in South Florida to experience American Made Vintage from the Beat 50’s to the Disco 90’s – Purchased by the Pound at Flamingo, Vintage Pound Grand Opening! Guests are invited to attend the VIP Media Reception & Sneak Preview – Friday – September 21 from 4PM – 8PM. The Grand Open House is slated to un-spool Saturday – September 22 from 1 PM to 8PM.
Guests may r.s.v.p. at http://www.facebook.com/events/2018226851755227/?ti=icl
The debut opening weekend of Flamingo, Vintage Pound, brings a new breed of clothing retail that specializes in retro wearable’s and collectibles curated and sold by the pound. The all-day open house celebration features a vintage car display from South Beach Classics. Music by Jolt Radio, an online radio station based in the Fashion Allapattah Design District (FAD.D.) will showcase e-jays spinning eclectic and genre specific vinyl for your listening pleasure. Gourmet tasting menu’s with locally crafted libations will be served, so, come with an appetite and empty out the penny bank.
Flamingo’s Vintage Pound Grand Opening has the entire Wynwood and Miami community rallying around the sneak preview. “We received 100’s of RSVP’s even prior to this announcement,” confirms Daniel Martinez, Founder and CEO of Flamingo – Vintage Pound and Vintage Kilo in Europe. Daniel attributes this out pouring to their loyal customers “passing the word” from FVP’s outlets in Manhattan, Houston, New Mexico and Barcelona and now in the burgeoning Fashion Allapattah Design District, FAD.D. (1 block West of I-95)
Daniel says “Add up 2 years in the build out at 791 NW 29th Street on the corner of NW 7th Avenue/441-StateRoad 7 in Miami , 33127 and an onerous permitting process, this is one store whose time has come!” With T-shirt’s to Tuxedo’s the average age of our inventory is older than much of our loyal clientele. Our motto is to Restyle – Refashion and Revamp.”
“Good things never die. There is a new breed of shoppers that have made Flamingo, Vintage Pound their first stop on the search for what makes-up their sartorial statement,” says Carmen Brizuela and Alexandra Suarez , Flamingo’s Miami stylists. Carmen’s carefully curated looks change daily as bundles of new T’s, overalls, and slinky- sexy dresses arrive from America ports of call.
Among the co- hosts are Serge Achilles of “Hukilou“, Master Vegan Chef Rahien Jones and Patricia Jones author of the bestselling , ‘The New Vegan’ of Vegan’s Gone Wild. The food wise trifecta has made their name at their world famous ‘The New Vegan’ Delray Beach, Florida. The word is out additional gourmet food trucks are invited to participate.
Flamingo – Vintage Pound Grand Opening Menu include ‘tastes of chickn’, that isn’t – it is a succulent take on ‘jackfruit’ and chickpea. For those who love breakfast 24 hours a day order up the TNV toasty waffle delight with farm fresh organic strawberries and just a dollop of Pena Colada Yummii Frozen Liquor Bars on top.
Also on the menu is the debut of Monsieur Poutine , an unabashedly savory collage of french-fried potatoes, beef gravy, and squeaky-fresh cheese curds. “Did someone say low carb diet food?” says Catherine and Youri Milfort. This is the quickest fix for a case of the munchies or a dog sled trip across the frozen tundra. Youri, a native of Montreal, “hey”, boasts this is the province’s gastronomic achievement reaching dizzying heights. Let Quebec be forever known as the place where poutine began. Ask for a chaser of Code Rum on ice for the perfect pairing.
“The event serves as a follow-up to the 4 day Swim the Globe an official Swim Week activation, confirms Jennifer Sclafani, of Showroom 305 and the Miami Fashion Collective a founder of the burgeoning fashion-centric FAD District.
French – Spanish Vintners, from the Blue Bear International Corp, and purveyors of healthy edibles from gourmet organic baby food to plump Spanish olives will be sampling throughout the two days. The menu is paired with beverages that include a blissful blend of Soul Cachaca and Pure Brazilian Coconut Water poured pink from the sustainable coconut shell . For each bottle sold of PBCW the creators under the stewardship of CEO – Founder, Rob Paladino is replanting 1 square foot of the Amazon Rain Forest. Rum Barcelo is blending signature cocktails with infusions of tropical seasonal fruit from our back yards.
Pump up the volume on that unique fashion statement while being kind to our environment by reducing waste from fast disposable fashion. Confirms Daniel, “Many items sell within minutes of their arrival at a fraction of the cost one finds at posh boutiques and mass market outlets. Every item at Flamingo, Vintage Pound is one of a kind. No chance of seeing your body double at your next outing. Hesitate and that ‘must have’ is gone forever.”
Take Brielle, a recent Miami Ad School Graduate prepping for her first position at the esteemed Ogilvie Ad Agency or Axelle, a 18 year-old fashion model. The two are gearing up to win Flamingo’s mad dash at the Grand Opening sneak preview Saturday – September 22, 2018. Axelle admits she was on the hunt for a pair of tight distressed jeans with a boot cut and the only problem she encountered was the selection exceeded the need. Buying by the pound “I bought three pairs for what would be the average price at a mall or posh boutique. Two pairs for me and one for my bestie”. Confirm’s Jennifer Sclafani, of Miami Fashion Collective, and founder of Swim the Globe – “With the arrival of Flamingo Vintage Pound is just one more anxiously anticipated addition to our burgeoning fashion destination.
Special thank you- gratzie tanti – Merci Beaucoup -Gracias a – Printopia – Meishan, Nicole, Serge Achilles – James Quinlan –