I just got back from a trade show that was supposed to have "the finest" vintage clothing. What I walked into was a disasterous display of moth-ball smelling frumpy/dumpy moo-moos from the 70s. How can anyone call that "vintage" when it isn't even attractive? They weren't even displayed to sell.
I am amazed at how some people define "antique" and "vintage". Although I have a lot to learn, when I displayed the PPD line at the NY International Gift Fair I busted my butt to paint, hang and make the space look semi-suitable (see pic). If anyone knows of some decent shows I can go to please point me in the right direction!