Shopping event centered around sustainability and vintage style

Secondhand Wonderland

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Secondhand Wonderland was a shopping event held at Nazareth University on Saturday. It centered around sustainability and vintage-style gift-giving. Vendors offered home decor, jewelry, collectibles, clothes, and accessories perfect for gift-giving.

For The Op Shop owner, Jo Carroll, it’s all comes down to gift giving with a purpose.

“We have at Nazareth Golisano Training Center our third annual Secondhand Wonderland, which is an all second hand, vintage holiday market,” Carroll said.

It was a day to give post-black Friday shoppers a place to find gifts that can’t be found anywhere else.

“It puts me in the holiday mood. The gift giving mood. The quality and second hand and vintage clothing especially is unmatched with today’s market,” Carroll said.

Holiday shopping that Carroll said is bound to help anyone find something unique to give, while also supporting local businesses.

“With the prices too, and the fact that you are supporting a local small business, there’s nothing that puts you in a better mood,” Carroll said.

More than 100 vendors were on hand Saturday selling everything from clothing to antiques to plants. Lavender View was among the tents set up outside selling freshly grown flowers from their garden east of Monroe County.

Jack Parr said that his family loves seeing new faces and loves being at place where someone can find a Christmas gift.

“It’s just there’s lots of like people and there’s lots of people walking around today, and it’s just a good day for me and probably my sister too,” Parr said.

It’s an environment that Parr said is sure to bring holiday joy to shoppers and sellers alike.

“I’m expecting a lot of fun stuff to do with my family, and I’m really happy to see my family this month,” Parr said.