Loads 040 | A Tip from Rik

This week he can be found at the Aalsterweg in Loads040: an old warehouse that has been transformed into a paradise for vintage lovers.

From metal to a mishmash

Vintage lovers, day-trippers, and collectors, there’s no such thing as a regular visitor at Loads040. That's a good thing because if there's nothing regular it has to be this place. This former storage space houses no less than seven entrepreneurs and their love for vintage, retro, and antiques, each with their own taste. The location is as unique as the products that can be found here. Before it was rebranded as Loads040, it was used for metal business by MCB - Metaal Company Brabant. This piece of history can be derived from the deviating heights; metal beams were stored in places with low ceilings. When the MCB moved, the old owner stored his own vintage showpieces in the warehouse, as an unforeseen glance at the future.

A Paradise for Vintage Lovers

Loads 040

Vintage collectibles

Nowadays this old warehouse is filled with an eclectic collection. From furniture to clothing and everything in between. Where one dealer is more specialized in vintage design, antiques, or even products from Scandinavian descent, the other, like Vintage Vêtements, is more focused on branded clothing of Italian origin. This hodgepodge cannot be compared to a flea market. The products you find here may be pre-loved but can last for years to come. Just like the showstopper that Rik has spotted: an eighties boxing ball known from fairs with leather details. You spot it yourself on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, but be quick because the collections change weekly! 

More vintage fashion? Rik has dived into the city's vintage world before at YATVA

Rik studied architecture and is a city guide in Eindhoven. Every two weeks he shares a tip.​

 

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