With the open market season in Boston winding down, I decided to check out SOWA one last time. SOWA is Boston’s original art and indie design market and offers a shopping experience like no other. For example, today I saw a display of kitchenware from the 1950′s, adorable puppies in clothes, and Camryn Manheim. No, seriously. I saw Camryn Manheim. You never know what you’ll find at SOWA. And for the record, I did try to snap a photo but I didn’t want to bother her and her family/we made eye contact and I felt like a stalker.
With an ever-changing group of artisans and a central location in the South End it’s definitely a trip worth making. At SOWA you can meet the artists, designers, chefs and farmers behind the work. Every week offers shoppers something different and unique with original art of all mediums, gourmet food trucks, indie designer clothing and accessories, ceramics, glass, musicians, photography, jewelry, handbags, house wares, baked goods, local farmer’s produce and so much more. Literally, so much more. Like, stuff that makes you say “Aww” and “whuuu?” all at the same time. Enjoy!
From vintage cameras to ’50s-era serving dishes, you never know what you’re going to come across at SOWA.
I had an ooey gooey Vermont cheddar and bacon grilled cheese from this food truck. Delicious clogged arteries. I regret nothing. Mmmm.
SOWA had a wider array of vests than the wardrobe departments of Blossom and Glee combined.
Love the vintage trunks used for display and transport. Note: you are not allowed to play with the cheerleading megaphones. Noted.
Now that’s a grill
You know what really grinds my gears?
Who WOULDN’T want a glass cowboy hat?
Functional telephone booth…no. Badass staging prop…yes. Some may think of Superman, I think of the Spice Girls.
Ah yes, I’ll take that jar of sand and small animal skulls next to the lightbulbs, please.
As someone who loves organization but whose office often gets overwhelmed by boxes of tees, buttons, stickers and paperwork…DO want.
A vintage flask/shot glass set next to a book entitled, “When Everything Goes Wrong.”