If you love vintage, up-cycled and repurposed items or are looking for a piece to make a statement in your house, you won't want to miss Junkstock.
The large outdoor flea market featuring more than 30 “junk” vendors from Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri will be held June 22-24 at 315 S. 192nd St. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 22 and 23 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 24.
Junkstock is being hosted by Sara Alexander of the Junque Factory in Papillion and Scout: Dry Goods & Trade in Omaha.
“I felt like Omaha was lacking in the junk department, and we don't really have that many flea markets here,” Alexander said.
Each vendor will bring his or her own “twist” on repurposing everything from vintage jewelry and children's clothing made from recycled materials to home decor made from scrap metals, Alexander said. The event also will feature live music, food and a kids play area with face painting, balloon creations and a bounce house.
There is a $5 admission fee. Children under 12 are free. A portion of the admission fees will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Roxy Padilla, owner of Ice Pink Boutique, and local clothing designer Tiffany Headley are teaming up to make unique fashions more available for Omaha women.
Headley's line, Donna Faye Couture, will be sold at Ice Pink Boutique near 19th and Farnam Streets later this month. This is the first time Headley's line is being sold in a retail setting rather than through private sales. Some of Headley's pieces are already available at the store.
Padilla and Headley are hosting a fashion show Saturday at Bar 415, 415 S. 13th St., to kick off their partnership and promote Ice Pink and Donna Faye Couture, which is named after Headley's grandmother.
Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. There is a $5 cover for the event.
More spending on dads
Dads are finally getting more love, though still not as much as moms.
The National Retail Federation said gift givers are planning to spend more than ever for Father's Day on Sunday. According to the retail group's 2012 Father's Day spending survey conducted by BIGinsight, the average person will spend $117.14 on dad's gifts this year, up 10 percent from $106.49 last year. Father's Day is closing the gap between it and its biggest competitor, Mother's Day, in which consumers planned to spend an average of $152. Total spending for Father's Day is expected to reach $12.7 billion.
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