A Place To Go Shopping If You Don’t Have Anything Better To Do

pill1.gif The Midwest Vintage Clothing, Jewelry and Textile Show and Sale (boy that was a mouthful) in Elgin, Ill. is the place to go tonight if you like to shop and you adore vintage clothing. Got an itch for Alfred Shaheen sheaths or Dior dresses? Dealers can cure what ails you. Ditto a fetish for 1940s platform peep-toe shoes, hats, blouses, pins, stockings and even undergarments. You can even find quite a few old Victorian floor-length gowns here. Yet you don’t have to drop a penny just to have fun. Plenty of shoppers dress up in head-to-toe vintage in a chance to win a pair of tickets to the next sale. So that’s a hoot and a half to watch. If you can’t get in on the action this weekend, you can always save the date for the Minneapolis show in June.