As is the usual and unfortunate norm, I meant to post something about this weeks ago, but never got around to it for myriad lame excuses and erstwhile valid reasons. Think of and choose your own!
Having said that, another edition of the Mercado de Motores - which takes place every second weekend of the month - will be held this Saturday and Sunday (12+ 13 October) at the Museo del Ferrocarril in Delicias.
We went with a few close friends last month and had a lovely and frankly more-than-tipsy afternoon sorting through trinkets, jewellery, sunglasses, records, and new and vintage clothing on sale by a variety of independent clothing retailers. A. actually bought a really nice Stephen Schneider green-and-white checked, zip-up, wool jacket from Mini. (If we’re lucky he won’t end up spilling something on it within the next two months).
I ordered a pair of bespoke suede shoes from Saint John Shoes for only 90 euros. Believe me, I would have done a fucking spit-take had I been drinking when the cute blonde boy working the stand told me their prices. That not being the case, and as none of their merchandise suffered any water damage, I didn’t hesitate to sort through their palette of suede swatches, and then try on and order a pair of their unisex shoe designs. I’ll be sure to post a picture once I get word of when I can pick them up.
Beyond that, the Mercado has assorted art installations, tons of tchotchkes, artisanal and baked goods, plenty of food and drink stalls, salvaged furniture and even a live band throughout a good portion of the event. In addition to the cider, beers and bites to eat, we basically just took advantage of the sun, the conversation and would-be thrift/vintage shopping. This is a definite weekend-filler for anyone, whether you live here or are only in town visiting, as there’s plenty to see and you can get a good feel for some of the city’s smaller shops and restaurants. I’m rather certain we’ll be making our way there again tomorrow at some point after lunch; and likely again in November.