Jul
1
7:00 pm19:00

ART PARTY: Alice Wilsey

Featured artist for the month of July is Alice Wilsey.  Currently in the grad program for architecture, she agreed to make time for us to do an Art Party!  This show will feature her new sculpture work and statement jewelry pieces.  Dj D (Diana Williams) will play records for the opening reception.  Alice's artwork and jewelry will be on display and for purchase in the shop through the month of July.


Jun
3
7:00 pm19:00

ART PARTY: Titus Castanza

Featured artist for the month of June is painter Titus Castanza.  One of our favorite artists (and people) in town, we are extra excited about this one!  Opening reception will feature a live music set by Mike Richardson.  Drinks, friends, and shopping.  Titus' artwork will be up through the month of June.  Everyone is invited.  We hope to see you!

May
6
7:00 pm19:00

ART PARTY: Alix Fallows

Alix Fallows is a woman of many creative talents.  Currently, she has been working on hand-made silver and copper statement jewelry pieces and unique embroideries.  Her jewelry will be available in the shop through the month of May.  The opening reception will feature a live music set of freshly written songs by her husband, Forrest Fallows.  Not to be missed!  Beverages and shopping as always.  We hope you can make it!

Apr
20
Apr 23

Barrio Vintage Pop-Up Shop Hawaiian Luau

Our friends from Honolulu are coming into town!  How Sweet It Was will host a pop-up rack from Barrio Vintage all weekend.  Opening reception will include an island-themed DJ set by DJ Carl Hanni, tropical refreshments, and projections of classic Hawaiian movies.

Apr
1
7:00 pm19:00

ART PARTY: Kitty's Specialty Shop

April's Art Party is a little unconventional in that it will not feature an artist, but rather a shop from the past.  "Kitty's Specialty Shop" was a women's lingerie shop in Brooklyn, NY that closed in the early 1970's.  The owners moved to Tucson in 1973 with their incredible inventory in-tow.  The Tucson location never opened and the contents of the shop were stored away.  Fast forward 40+ years.  How Sweet It Was Vintage is invited to the house to view the inventory:

This photo taken after we had already taken a few truckloads and can finally see the ground.

This photo taken after we had already taken a few truckloads and can finally see the ground.

This was such a special buy, not only in terms of volume and that it is ALL deadstock; but also in how it so perfectly encapsulates a specific time, place and taste.  To just piece it out in our own shop didn't feel like enough.  

For the month of April we will re-open Kitty's Specialty Shop.  Late 1960's-early 1970's fashion illustrations and original vintage advertisements for the brands available will be on display.  Please join us for the opening reception and find your next favorite lounge outfit, jammies, panties, slips, you name it.  All sizes!  Drinks, shopping and a DJ set by Alix Fallows & Alice Wilsey.  We hope to see you for this special unveiling.

Mar
4
7:00 pm19:00

ART PARTY: Peter Davidson

Peter Davidson kicks off our Art Party series with his abstract peripatetic geometry art.  Opening reception sounds by Need, performing a live ambient trap soul set with a follow-up DJ set.  Beverages and shopping as always.  Peter Davidson's art will be on display through the month of March.

Feb
6
Feb 11

Pop-Up Shop @barriovintage in Honolulu, Hawaii

  • Barrio Vintage

We are thrilled to join our friends at Barrio Vintage in Honolulu, Hawaii with a specially curated rack from home.  Reception party Monday 4pm-7pm.  Tucson shop will be open normal hours.  #hsiwdoeshawaii

Check out there amazing shop ^ and follow them on social media @barriovintage :)

Check out there amazing shop ^ and follow them on social media @barriovintage :)

GRAND RE-OPENING PARTY!
Sep
3
7:00 pm19:00

GRAND RE-OPENING PARTY!

So excited to present the new shop to you in full force!  Join us for the official party.  We will have DJs, beverages, and a 15% off sale.  Thank you for all your support as we usher How Sweet It Was Vintage into a new era.

Jul
9
11:00 am11:00

Soft Opening

First day opening our doors at the new location.  We still have a lot of work to do, but invite you in to shop and get a sneak peak of the new space!

Jul
1
Jul 8

MOVING

Sorry but the shop will be closed the first week of July as we move to 424 E 6th St.

Jun
1
Jun 26

MOVING SALE!!!

In preparation for our move to 424 E 6th Street, we will be offering 20% OFF store-wide of our current location for the entire month of June!  Help us not have to move some of this amazing inventory and we'll cut you a deal.