Do I even have to tell you to go?
Memphians are lucky to have two opportunities to shop excellent vintage clothing in the next few days. The best part? Someone else has done the pile-sifting for you.
Crew of the movie Losers Take All spent weeks looking for the best '80s clothing in Memphis thrift stores, and this afternoon they're selling everything they found. The sale starts at 2 PM at 515 S. Main. Cash only.
For more info check out the event's Facebook page.
UPDATE: The sale will run until 10 PM, and I can personally verify that they have some great pieces. Click after the jump to see my finds!
And Saturday, Theatre Memphis is unloading a ton of old costumes and props they've collected over the years to clean out their closets and raise some money for improvements. At their Overstock Yard Sale, you'll be able to find great pieces (many from the '50s, '60s, and '70s) for sale prices.
Be sure to arrive at 630 Perkins Extended early: the sale runs from 8 AM - 1 PM, and for the last hour they'll have "grab bags" available - all you can fit inside for $5.
I've been tipped off a few times about historian Jimmy Ogle's beloved walking tours, and this month provides the perfect opportunity for me (and you!) to give them a try. The Memphis chapter of the American Institute of Architects has declared September their seventh annual Architecture Month, and in addition to showing films and hosting lectures and events, they've partnered with Ogle to offer a weekly tour of different areas of downtown.
They kicked off last Tuesday with a walk around Court Square, and today's will take you through the historic South Main district. The tours continue each Tuesday this month, assembling at 11:45 at the designated meeting place.
As with Ogle's usual tours, these Tuesday walks are free as well as educational. So put your lunch break to good use - get out there and enjoy this beautiful weather we're having.
The rest of the schedule:
Historic South Main (meet at corner of Linden & South Main)
Union Avenue Manhole Cover & History Tour (meet at corner of Front & Union)
Front Street - Cotton Row (meet at corner of Front & Union)