There's Something About Asia

You can always expect something a little out of the ordinary from Andrew Novick, whose Gimme Gimme Pillow Toast pop-up store popped open again earlier this fall at the mid-century emporium Mod Livin'. As always, GGPT is swimming with Asian pop imports and Gothic Lolita-wear, but at least for today, the store will expand into Mod Livin' proper for an Anime/J-Rock/Lolita/Japanese Clothing and Accessories Bazaar featuring booths manned by outside vendors/collectors who, to quote Novick, "need to purge every now and then." At least ten vendors will offer everything from obscure anime and baked goods to Fairy Kei pom pom bracelets and gently used fashions for Gothic Lolitas; GGPT will throw in free snacks for shoppers. "We'll have stuff collected from trips to Japan that you won't find anywhere else," Novick says. "It's time to pass it all on to the next generation."

The bazaar is also quite possibly the ultimate in alternatives for the requisite after-Thanksgiving shopping spree, he adds: "It's a way for people who feel like they have to get out and go shopping to avoid the mall. It'll be more like a party." Party while you shop? That's too good to be true. Visit the bazaar from 3 to 6 p.m. at Mod Livin', 5327 East Colfax Avenue; admission is free. For information, go to www.gimmegimmepillowtoast.com.
Sat., Nov. 26, 3-6 p.m., 2011

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