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UNG Baseball Club Bringing Vintage Back

Brady Anderson

The University of North Georgia Baseball Club is hosting the second-ever Nighthawk Vintage Market. The event will be held on the promenade field located at the Dahlonega campus on Feb. 22.

The event will host 13 unique vendors selling clothing items and collectibles from the 70s to the early 2000s. A wide range of products will be available at the market including graphic t-shirts, outerwear, hats, pants and decorations.

Photo by Brady Anderson

“The best way I can describe a vintage market is like an art gallery… There’s such a diverse amount of pieces around the market which allows someone to almost always find something to collect or wear.” – Brady Anderson, Senior Marketing Major and Event Organizer

The market is a great way to support small business and fellow students as multiple vendors are UNG students trying to grow their own brands. Anderson is a vendor himself as well as being responsible for the founding of this unique campus event. In recent years, many students have taken a deep interest in the vintage world. Anderson saw this and wanted to create an outlet for a rapidly growing community on and around campus.

“Vintage clothing has always been a passion for me, and I’ve always dreamed of having [a market] here at UNG,” Anderson said. “I knew right away that having a vintage market that included not only my small business but also others would be an amazing opportunity to grow the love for vintage on campus.”

The market was initially located at the drill field but has now been moved to the promenade field. Photo by Brady Anderson

Shopping vintage is an interesting approach to mitigating the consequences of the fast fashion industry according to Anderson. Recent data from shows that 87 percent out of the 150 billion garments produced by the fast fashion industry end up in landfills and release countless amounts of pollution every year. “Each vintage piece bought is one step closer to a more sustainable, thrifty lifestyle,” Anderson said.



Anderson wishes to see this market grow into something larger than just selling vintage items.

“I hope this market can help bring out other entrepreneurial minds and people that do want to be involved with future campus events. We already have a few of our vendors that are alumni and current students like myself, but this could grow into more than just vintage. I hope to leave this campus with something positive for everyone to enjoy and eventually hope our club can branch into more events like art, music, pop culture, etc.”- Brady Anderson, Senior Marketing Major and Event Organizer

The UNG Baseball Club plans to host two other markets this semester. The next Nighthawk Vintage Market will be held on March 21 and the final event of the semester will be on April 18.

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