- Valerie Brown
Having drawn a considerable crowd last month with an event showcasing local vendors selling on the buzzy e-commerce site Depop, vintage specialists Katalya Bustos, Mae Darrin and Kirstine Haynes are launching Shop Rare Marketplace, a monthly pop-up combining vendors, live music, DJ sets and a photo-booth outfitted with an artist-designed backdrop. At the inaugural shindig, guests can peruse wares from more than a dozen retailers based in San Antonio and Austin, including Poco A Poco (locally made accessories and fair-trade jewelry), In Search of Vintage (band T-shirts and sportswear), MaeLeaf (hand-painted denim and vintage finds), Katrollya (plus-size vintage women’s clothing), Grey Moon Vintage (attire spanning from the ’70s to the ‘90s), The Come Up SA (‘90s-era streetwear for men and women) and Angel Vintage (from goth to glam) while enjoying sets by outré cumbia duo Nag Champa, trip-hoppers Voodoo Boogaloo and DJs Johnny and Executive Realness, plus vegan tamales and paletas from Papi Agave. As Shop Rare’s inaugural artist, local illustrator and cyclops enthusiast, Valerie Brown created both the the alien-chic event flyer and what promises to be a playfully bizarre photo-booth background. Free, 5pm-midnight Thu, Sept. 1, Brick, 108 Blue Star, (210) 262-8653, facebook.com.