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Shopping: Vintage fashion, cars, art and more come to Long Beach

February 4, 2012 |  7:02 am

Queen Mary
The Third Annual Inspiration Vintage, Fashion, Art & Kulture show is coming up Feb. 10 and 11, at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, and this time it will include an auction. More than 40 items will be up for bid from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 11, including a 1940s hand-painted U.S. Navy sailor jacket, a pair of 1940s Lee cowboy “Hair On Hide” jeans and a 1957 embroidered reversible Japanese “Iwo Jima” tour jacket with Tokyo Speed zipper. Tickets for the auction are $20.

But that's just one of the attractions of the show, which will highlight merchandise from 100 international vendors and exhibitors, including fashion, surf and skate exhibitors, artists and artisans.

The Feb. 11 agenda includes an exhibit of vintage Ford hot rods from the 1920s and 1930s.

The weekend begins with a preview party, open to the public, from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Inretrospect, 2122 E. Fourth St., Long Beach, featuring music, drinks and a chance to meet event promoter and author Rin Tanaka.

Show hours are 3 to 9 p.m. Feb. 10 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 11. Tickets are available at the door or online. Ticket prices are $50 for a two-day pass allowing entrance both Feb. 10 and Feb. 11; $40, Feb. 10 only;  $20, Feb. 11 all day; and $10, Feb. 11 afternoon (1-5 p.m.) only.


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Photo: The  Queen Mary, which will be the setting for the Third Annual Vintage, Fashion, Art & Kulture Show. Credit: Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times