Autumn Fair Preview
There’s finally a chill in the air and Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair is back this Sunday 22nd October just in time for the start of ‘sweater weather’. We’re unwrapping our finest collection of capes, knitwear, hats, coats, boots, and more from all your favourite decades so you can snuggle up in style this autumn.
Over 50 traders will fill the Victorian warehouse in Shoreditch with original, authentic vintage, many of which nail autumn/winter 17’s top trends including marabou trims, disco metallics, capes, and the key prints everyone will be wearing: tartan and folksy florals.
Regular customers will have made a list of their favourite traders to shop with this Sunday as many of our traders return again including Charm Vintage Jewels, May Cottage Prints, Squirrel Vintage, Biba Boys, Retrouve, Vintage Gisele, Paula Roberedo Rondon, June Nevin, Lady Jane’s Vintage Bandwagon and Bimp Tulip.
As usual our cherry-picked traders offer 100% authentic designer pieces and top quality vintage apparel, with a few returning traders joining the roster.
We’re delighted to welcome back Cloud Cuckoo Land who have sadly closed their doors on Camden Passage after 35 years of trading. This shop has a special place in our hearts being one of the 1st traders to join us when we launched in 2009. Come and meet the founder Chrissie Harper and shop their entire collection this Sunday at our autumn fair. They’ll be everything from 20’s assuit tabards to 50’s cocktail dresses and accessories to die for! This stand will be mobbed by collectors so we strongly advise to arrive early.
We’ve got the boys wrapped up too. Fresh from their buying trip in the States Goldrush Vintage also return after a long stint at festivals like Glastonbury and Twinwood with a well curated stand for the vintage coinnoisseur. From 1940’s US Army smocks to Pendleton jackets, Navajo rugs and Swiss Army rucksacks. They’ll be small sizes for the girls too.
Stylist and collector of exquisite antique clothing and costumes Rebecca Sweeting returns after a long sabbatical raising a family and opening a successful vintage shop Sanderson and Sweeting Antiques in Clapton. A favourite with design teams looking for inspiration, film, television and theatre wardrobe buyers. Expect to find silk Chinese robes, Edwardian lace, Afghan dresses, 1920s kimonos and Victorian underwear. A real feast for the senses.
Ginger Bygones are back with plenty of on-trend boho womenswear to snuggle up in this autumn/winter. Colourful knitwear, folksy floral print maxi dresses, 70’s winter coats, wool capes and hippy velvet, embroidered waistcoats.
Banana Orange Vintage has a penchant for the 60’s so if you’re looking for some bold statement floral or stripey prints to brighten up your autumn wardrobe or labels like Lanvin, Radley & Mary Quant look no further. Midi dresses, maxi dresses, capes and evening wear. They’ll be something for everyone with price points to suit every budget plus lot’s of dressmaking patterns if you’re feeling crafty.
Paris Poster Boy joins us for the very 1st time with French fashion and travel advertising posters from the 1950’s-2000 as well as 50’s & 60’s original artist illustrations from Picasso to Andy Warhol. Meet Michael Jouchet this Sunday and peruse his highly sort after collection to decorate your home.
In the courtyard, Roving Café London will be serving up delicious warm food, teas, coffee, and prosecco cocktails from their vintage Piaggio. Catering to all dietary requirements, and using locally-sourced produce, it’s the perfect pit stop to refuel and head back in to grab some more style steals.
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