If you didn’t go to Thriftcon on Sunday, can you even call yourself a fashion icon? ;P But really, you missed out on some of Denver’s finest street wear, Vintage, collectibles, and also just a good ass time. There was music bumping all day, food trucks, a bar, and the best people watching money can buy. For only 8 bucks, you could have gained entry to a good kick off of summer shopping.
Thriftcon started last May with only 50 vendors and maybe 500 attendees. The next two events had about 55 vendors and 8-900 attendees, and Sunday there were 64 vendors and just over 1800 people. Founders expect the event to grow larger once they find a space that can accommodate that growth.
Co-founder of Thriftcon and Station, Mario Conte aka Mars expressed much gratitude for the steady incline of attendees as well as vendors, especially when it came to the clothing drive that was tied to this Sunday’s Thriftcon. “Over 125 people donated clothing yesterday resulting in over 1000 pieces of clothing to benefit The Denver Rescue Mission.” As the event continues to gain momentum, this is a wonderful way to give back to community that Station is a part of.
Conte left us with, “A giant thank to everyone for coming out and especially to those who donated! We ended up with 650 pounds of clothing to donate to The Denver Rescue Mission which was huge!”
This event is similar to many of the bazaars and clothing pop ups showing up all over Denver, but this one has a special air about it. Not only can you donate your old clothes to people who need them, but you can also trade or sell your more valuable pieces to people who are truly stoked on them. It really feels like a community of people, coming together in an environment unlike any other. Keep up with future events by following Thriftcon here.