For Bangor resident Logan Hanson, thrift and vintage shopping and collecting is about more than just finding cool old stuff. It’s about taking things that might otherwise be thrown away and giving them new life in the hands of someone else.

Those are the dual aims behind the Maine Vintage Collective Market that Hanson founded and organizes. It’s a new, monthly pop-up market in the Bangor area that features a curated selection of vendors selling used, vintage and upcycled clothing, shoes, accessories, records and home decor.

“We all kind of have the same mindset, that there’s so much stuff out there that with just a little attention can have a new life,” Hanson said. “And yeah, I think we all love cool old stuff.”

The next Maine Vintage Collective Market is set for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 24 at the Bangor Arts Exchange, on Exchange Street in downtown Bangor. In addition to 14 vendors from all over Maine and New England, the event will feature a DJ, a bar and ample opportunity to peruse and hang out.

“You will see a lot of different types of things, from really old, classic stuff, to more contemporary items,” she said. “We’re really trying to up the amount of home decor available. I think since the pandemic, and people spending more time at home, they want things in their homes that are unique, and that not everyone else has. If that’s the kind of thing you want, that’s what we try to offer.”





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