A few weeks ago I spent a weekend in Los Angeles on a buying trip. I timed my trip to coincide with the Vintage Fashion Expo which is held three times a year in Los Angeles and twice a year in San Francisco (where I am a seller). The weekend of the Vintage Expo coincided with the monthly Long Beach Antique Market so I spent Sunday shopping there.
Buying at auction is a great way to furnish your home economically or acquire wonderful antiques for yourself or for resale. However, there are a lot of misconceptions that people have about buying at auction and I’ve written a Snapguide, a visual DIY guidebook, on how to shop at live auctions. Here’s the link to it: