Over the weekend I visited The Vintage Fair (Custard Factory, Birmingham)
On offer was a range of stalls, handmade jewellery, a vintage hair salon and tea and cake.
What more can a girl want? Tea, shopping and cake!
With A/W around the corner it’s more than likely time to update your winter wardrobe. Vintage fairs are the perfect way for any trendsetter or fashion follower to get hold of unique and current items for a fraction of the recommended retail price.
We all know the first rule of fashion is that it repeats itself.
The multiple number of times I’ve heard my mum tell me..“I used to have a pair of those when I was younger…”
So why not visit your local fair?
Current trends are more than likely inspired by styles adopted from previous generations.
It’s a fun diversion from your usual high street shopping schedule.
Retro inspired designs continuously re emerge on the catwalks so vintage clothes are great investments.
I managed to get my hands on a few goodies.. check out my best buys:
Vintage shirt in light salmon – Urban Village Sale Shop £3
Patent Horse Belt – £3
Love me do Vintage
Photo Frame Ring – £4
Chain Stone Ring – £5
Both from MACnificent
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Joy Division Vest -£15 (Variety of designs available in the Oasis Market)
Must have vintage inspired looks for A/W 2011.
1920′s - THINK FRINGING.
Keep your eye out for a 1920′s flapper dress
This frock stays timeless whatever the era.
Chanel Fall Runway 2011 at Grand Palais
Black Flapper Dress with transparent V neckline.
Photo courtesy of style.com
The Vintage Furniture Flea – 12th November The Cambridge Guidhall
The Vintage Kilo Sale
Saturday 15th October Headingly Methodist Church 10.00am – 4.00pm
Bethnal Green’s Affordable Vintage Fair
23rd Oct Bethnal Green
Early Bird 10.30
General 11.00 – 16.30
Manchester’s Affordable Vintage Fair
Sunday 30th October 2011
The New Cavern Emporium
17 Wrigley Head, Failsworth
Manchester, M35 9BS
10:00 – 5:00
Free entry/ Free Parking
The Vintage, Antiques and Arts Weekend
Fri 7th – 9th October 2011
The Hopkinson, 21 Station Street,
Fri – 19:00 – 23:00
Sat/Sun – 11:00 – 17:00
Judy’s affordable Vintage Fair – Saturday 26th November, Sheffield City Hall
If you missed the event, fear not as I managed to get the business cards on the stalls that caught my eye.
LOVE ME DO VINTAGE
THE VINTAGE DIRECTORY
ROCK FOLLIES VINTAGE
Stay posted for updates on the latest vintage fairs, student lock-ins and anything else that might tickle your fancy.