A new antique-sales collective, called Sonoma Vintage, has opened in the storefront on First Street West next to the Red Grape restaurant, in the space previously occupied by Bon Marche thrift store.
“It’s been decades since Sonoma has had a shop collective of this sort,” said Bon Marche owner Anna Bimenyimana, who organized the new collective, “and several years since we’ve had an antique store downtown.
“People have stopped in and they are so excited to see what we’re doing here.”
The store now features seven vintage clothing and collectibles dealers who have joined Bimenyimana in the space – including Lori McGovern of A Certain Look, Linda Wright of Bungalow, Emily Fitzpatrick of Emily’s Cottage, Steve Hagstrom of Popular Demand, Margaret Schumann of French Market, Karen Cross of Prairie Girl Botanicals and Andrea Raymond of Sonoma Home.
Between the half-dozen vendors, the collective offers vintage and unique housewares, clothing, and jewelry.
The store had a soft opening on March 15 and is now open for business from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays, at 539 First St. W.