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“VINTAGE WORKSHOP® Bologna for LUXURY FASHION”, at Savhotel on the occasion of Lineapelle, April 3 to 4 2013

The exclusive event “Luxury Vintage Workshop® Bologna”, organized by the Italian Association of the Vintage Hunters will be held again in Bologna to exhibit for sale (and rent) a wide range of period accessories, shoes, purses, travel bags, belts, buckles and metal ware (studs, fastenings, hooks…). The show is dedicated to inspire and help focusing creativity for the top Haute Couture collections, for the limited editions of luxury fashion and for the extreme researches aimed at the Ready-to-Wear catwalks.

This technical event, based in Italy and unique in its genre all over Europe, has reached its 35th edition in the different formats presented in Milano (see the official web of Milanofashioncity), Bologna and Firenze. It is especially addressed at fashion professionals, designers, stylists, buyers and manufacturers of shoes, purses, accessories and/or metal ware fashion parts but also welcomes private fans of top quality Vintage.

Luxury Vintage Workshop® Bologna will take place in a brand new venue location, the Savhotel, at few hundreds meters from the LINEAPELLE Fair entrance “Costituzione”, offering to an international audience a great chance to see several extraordinary period exemplars impossible to see elsewhere, lending a variety of creativity hints, ideas, clues, atmospheres, moods focused on the future collections Spring/Summer 2014.

This collective exhibition is able to always display a good choice of one of the European largest and most comprehensive Vintage purses and shoes collections, a selection which is steadily in progress and constantly enhanced with new assortments by its founders.
Visitors will also have the chance to review a total new selection of recently discovered Vintage artworks, one-of-a-kind pieces, as well as the newly acquired rarest or most unique exemplars from the Vintage Workshop® Accessories
Archives that will immediately be available for rent with ready pick-up on the spot.

The exhibited accessories are in different materials and come from world over with a special attention to “made in Italy” and European period pieces.

A special area will be dedicated to shoes and bags of the “austerity” time range among the two WWs, from the ’20’s to the late ‘40’s.

In the morning Vintage Workshop® will be turned into private (closed-doors) and accessible  upon pre-arranged individual appointment from 9am to 1pm while it will open to both public and fashion operators from 2 through to 9 pm on April 3rd as well as on April 4th with no need to fix an appointment.   
This way, the show will offer a view opportunity not to be missed to connoisseurs, Vintage addicts, collectors, shoppers and in general to very discerning visitors extremely keen on quality original Vintage.

A highly skilled multilingual staff, well experienced in Vintage research, will be at disposal of all visitors for any pieces of information and knowledgeable explanation concerning the goods on display, for short-term enquiries of style consultancy as well as for any requests to organize presentations, workshops or exhibitions on demand about different topics of period fashion.   

Courtesy service by Vintage Workshop®: during the pre-registration, the applicant will have the opportunity to indicate his wish list of types of models, brands, details, materials, moods and particular periods of the accessories he would like to see. This way, a “magic box” will be especially reserved for his individual view.

We remind that Vintage Workshop® isn’t either a fair or a market, it is rather a technical event unique in its genre, patented with registered trademark, with the format of both a working/commercial show and an educational workshop offering to visitors the privilege to view and eventually buy or rent highly creative period accessories.

AN EVEN GREATER CARE FOR VISITORS: free Wireless + Internet Point available in the next-door Lounge of the hotel. The event organizers will supplementary honor guests with two extra services: free luggage deposit and complimentary guarded parking can be requested directly at the Vintage Workshop hospitality desk on the spot.


- Usual ongoing customers: free entrance on both days during the plenary public admission times from 2 to 9 pm or possibility to book in advance an appointment during the private closed-doors admission form 9 am to 1pm on April 3rd or April the 4th (sending an e-mail request at the address espositori (at) vintageworkshop (dot)it indicating the preferred time and date (access limited to 2 persons per each Company) specifying name in full, name of Company/Studio, job position.

Attention: meetings at set times last 1 hour and are limited, so, be sure to book at your earliest convenience and anyway no later than March the 30th. The appointments will be granted in chronological order of arrival of the requests on a first-come-first-served basis. 

- professional and private visitors, specialty stores owners (non-clients): admission fee €20/each payable cash on the spot with entrance in the time range from 1 to 9 pm of both days. To ask for a pre-arranged meeting, follow the steps above for usual customers.

Possibility of entrance fee full refund by the 1st purchase of a minimum of €70.

The entrance fee at regular price will enable to receive a free gadget that will be handed over directly at the hospitality desk (subject to availability).

Reduced fare at €16 for Seniors over 65 and for students attending any Fashion Institute, Fashion University Faculties, DAMS and Academies of Arts, provided they show their student badge and identity card at the hospitality desk (mandatory).

Organizers emphasize the unmissable opportunity for students and recent graduates of the fashion Universities and Institutes to take part in a workshop at a minimum token price and, besides, the chance of entrance fee refund on a minimum basis of €70 purchase.

DATES: April 3-4 2013 (during the first two days of LineaPelle Fair)

Opening times: see section “Admission Policy”.

Location: de-luxe exhibition hall at the ground floor of the SAVHOTEL, modern 4-stars hotel premise in the neighbourhoods of the Fair Center district, at few hundreds meters from Expo Entrance “Costituzione”. The venue is on Via Ferruccio Parri,9 40128 Bologna, Italy.

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Event signed by "Comunicazione e Marketing Perla", special projects and Development Division of the cultural Vintage Fashion Hunters Association (Ricercatori Moda d'Epoca).
Contact: espositori (at) vintageworkshop (dot) it
Infoline (via Text sms messages): +39 339-6729704
Phone contact via Savhotel switchboard:

(only during the event):   +39-051-361361

Official Website:   

Released by  "Comunicazione e Marketing Perla", Vicenza, 03.23.2013