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Autumn Fair Preview

Autumn Fair Preview Sunday 14th October 11am-5:30pm £5 (£2 with NUS card)

There’s finally a wee chill in the air and scheduled rain on the weather forecast for Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair this Sunday so join us and our fine roster of traders for your autumn wardrobe edit! We’re full to the rafters with some of the very best traders who will be unwrapping their finest collections of knitwear, coats, capes, frocks and accessories from all your favourite eras so you can wrap up in style this autumn.

Over 50 traders will fill the stunning Freemasons Hall in Covent Garden with original, authentic vintage and pre-loved designer pieces many of which nail autumn/winter 18’s top trends including oversized coats, plaid, jazzy jumpers, embellishment, bold colours and animal prints but for those of you that have frequented our fairs over the years you will already know that our ethos is anything goes. Vintage doesn’t follow fashion but inspires today’s fashion so wear whatever makes you feel good, whatever the style or the era. Individuality is the biggest definer of British style and the beauty of vintage is that you can create your own look with pieces that no else will be wearing and without costing the earth.

Joining us this Sunday is conscious shopper and style muse Kate McGuire aka Converted Closet who shares our passion for vintage fashion and sustainability. We will be sharing our combined knowledge of vintage with Kate and her film crew for a documentary on vintage & sustainable fashion. We would love to hear some of your stories too and we can’t wait to see some of your purchases.

Many of you will be returning to some of your favourite traders this Sunday such as Lady Jane’s Vintage Bandwagon, London Vintage, The Antique and Vintage Wardrobe, Cloud Cuckoo Land, ChichiRaRa Vintage, Retrouve, Charm Vintage, Pret a Vintage who will have put pieces aside for you knowing your style preferences but do check out some of our returning traders and NEW traders too! First up on our roster is Frank Akinsete; stylist, collector and founder of the acclaimed vintage boutique Souled Out on Portobello Rd. Frank has styled everyone from Diana Ross to Kate Moss and Amy Winehouse. Frank will be styling our mannequins on Sunday too with eclectic, vibrant, global styles and textures. If your lost for inspiration this will be a great place to start! Menswear & womenswear.

Next up on our roster of traders is Tara Munro of Ooh La La Vintage. Formerly based in Paris with a gorgeous ‘by appointment only’ boutique Tara returns to CVFF bringing some Parisienne chic! Beautiful vintage womenswear and accessories from 1920s through to 1980s pre-loved designer fashion. Lot’s of wonderful pieces with great provenance.

Delve into the eclectic world of Sylke Joa on Sunday: we welcome back interior stylist, jewellery designer and vintage collector. You can get lost for hours on Pride and Prejudice London stand with pieces from the Victorian era through to 1940s workwear, traditional folk dresses and intricate pieces of jewellery created using fine vintage trimmings, fabric and curious that transform an outfit into a piece of art. Well worth adding to your list of go-see stands.

We’re delighted to welcome Yeugenia Kleiner to our family of traders for the 1st time. Yeugenia, otherwise known as Gen specializes in rare 1990s designer pieces but with a variety of decades and brands from 1920s kimonos to 1960s Paco Rabanne. They’ll be some real style steals on this stand on Sunday.


Looking for on-trend pieces? This will be a great stand to start browsing. Kerry Attwood founder of Sisters of the Moon Vintage joins our roster of cherry-picked traders offering true vintage womenswear and accessories with an eye for prints, colour, layering and textures and a passion for affordable vintage fashion making it accessible to all.

This little fellow needs a home! Jewels After Dusk return with a medley of vintage and antique jewellery from Victorian mourning lockets to antique Venetian glass beads and funky little tie pins like this one. Having a real Bulldog i might have to bag this one from Madeleine Lejeune as a keepsake.

London-based vintage fashion dealer with a soft spot for dazzling prints and all things emerald green. Jenny Baer of Star Plucker joins us on Sunday with exactly that. Vintage and designer pieces from 1940s through to the 90s with some lovely Laura Ashley maxi dresses and Liberty prints in the mix.

Bag some awesome autumn vintage attire from Dot & Dol at this Sundays fair. Kat & Emma, ex stylists and fashion journalists are rocking up from the suburbs (without the kids) offering up some fabulous vintage and second hand treasures sourced from all over the globe with a focus on current trends and fabulous prints.

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For more information on our autumn fair head to our event page HERE