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.