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The 5 Best Vintage Gowns: Oscars Red Carpet

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The Five Best Vintage Gowns on the Oscars Red Carpet The 87th Academy Awards take place this Sunday 22nd February and we can’t wait to see the dresses that will be sweeping down the red carpet. Get the look right and it’ll go down in history, or, as we like to think, go for a [...]

Spring Fair 12th April, Vintage Fashion Fair 2015

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Spring Fair 12th April. 11am-5pm £4 entry £2 Student entry (with NUS card)  

The Vintage Collections Fair Preview


Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair is back with our first event of 2015 and a beautiful new campaign! Have you seen our new advert featuring the lovely Shauna? She’s a regular at the fair and we were so inspired by her style that we’ve made her our February campaign star. Glamorous, elegant and classic; Shauna really [...]

Thank you for saving vintage from Landfills!

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When you see as much beautiful vintage clothing as we do, it breaks your heart to think of these precious treasures of fashion history ending up in a landfill site. Since we started the fair almost six years ago, one of our key mottos has been ‘heirlooms not landfill’. It feels even more pertinent now [...]

Vintage Street Style at London Fashion Week


As we head into London Fashion Week (20th – 24th February), the new collections will be hitting the catwalk but the vintage style will be on the streets. The buzz at Somerset House is the perfect place to pick up outfit ideas and when it comes to the art of mixing vintage with new, the [...]

1960′s Fashion

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We’ve reached the swinging 1960s in our quick guides to each decade in vintage fashion and what an era to reach. It contributed youth influence, the birth of the supermodel and making London an epicentre for fashion to the industry and is one of the most referenced decades in fashion today from the luxury labels [...]

London Collections Men


Another season came rolling around last weekend for London Collections: Men, the menswear counterpart to London Fashion Week, and the styles and trends from days gone by came rolling round as well. Overwhelmingly, the trend for autumn/winter 15 in menswear comes straight out of the 1970s, which is great news for vintage lovers. If you’re [...]

Dame Mary Quant

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Congratulations to the enigmatic and timeless Mary Quant who has been named a Dame in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list. We certainly agree that the mini skirt has made a great contribution to British fashion! The South London-born, Goldsmith’s College of Art-trained designer is as quintessentially British as they come: creative, quirky and entrepreneurial. [...]

10 Vintage New Years Resolutions

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How have you started your 2015? Perhaps by signing up for a new gym membership, perhaps with a promise to get in touch with family and friends more often or perhaps you’re still stumped for what you want to improve this year. We looked for some sage advice from some vintage songs, diaries, letters and [...]

The Year in Vintage 2014

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Is it just us or has 2014 flown by?! It’s time again to look back on another amazing year for Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair and lots of interesting things happening in the world of vintage. Before we start making some very exciting plans for 2015, here’s a look back at another vintage year… Our 5th [...]