Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Los Angeles - Vintage Kimono Sale

A few years ago, we discovered an outfit called Texuba which holds semi-annual kimono sales, in several major US cities. In order to do this, they spend most of the year prowling all over Japan, from coast to coast, finding thousands of amazing kimono, obi, yukata, and textiles. Their sales are lavish and frenzied affairs, where designers, artists, and textile fans of all stripes can find beautiful works of wearable art, sometimes as low as $15, or exquisite embroidered wedding kimono starting at $300. Imagine dozens of shoppers with carts full of kimono, trying on multiple garments at a time, in textile heaven!

The next Texuba spectacular will be held for one day only, on Sunday April 3, from 10 to 5 pm at the Holiday Inn, Gateway Ballroom, 19800 S. Vermont Ave, Torrance, CA 90502. Serious shoppers are advised to come early, and be ready to be amazed at the beautiful assortment of handmade, authentic Japanese textiles for sale. Newcomers will also be surprised, that the kimono can be found in a wide variety of sizes, for children, women, and men. Although sadly, Texuba only has these galas in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, they are a must for serious kimono collectors, interior designers, anime cosplay fans… or anyone looking to add some authentic Japanese flare to their home décor. For those who enjoy sewing and home decorating, the variety of beautiful kimono remnants can be used to make clothing, pillows, wall hangings, or countless other lovely items for the home. For more information, please visit their website at (posted by J.)