Southern in the CityMay 25, 2011
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If the steady rate at which vintage and vintage-inspired clothing and home stores (think Rogue Wave Surf Shop and Indigo and Cotton in Charleston, Palmer Trading Co. in New York, and Oak Leaf and Acorn outside of Atlanta) are opening is any indication, the past is back in a big way. And where better to find the looks that inspire designers, or scout furniture and accessories for your apartment or house, than at the Brimfield Antiques Show. Three times each year, the population of Brimfield, Massachusetts swells to unnatural numbers as shoppers from all over the country descend upon the town. I made my maiden voyage to the show a few weeks back, and though I've done my fair share of antiquing and vintage-hunting, I was woefully underprepared for the experience.