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Annie’s Vintage comes to Clerkenwell

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After a break for the summer, Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair is back! Our fashion week special, The Vintage Collections, is just two weeks away with a number of fantastic traders old and new. Each of our traders is individually vetted for authenticity and quality so we’re excited to introduce you to a fresh face at [...]

Be a vintage model for a day…

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  Be a model for a day on a vintage fashion shoot… Come and say hello to one of our NEW traders at The Vintage Collections on Sunday 13th September. Skylon Creative/Photographic are offering a complete ‘one-stop-creative-shop’ for Retroheads and Vintage Entrepreneurs. Whether you are a large organisation, small business or sole trader, getting your [...]

Top 5 vintage wedding dresses

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Congratulations, you’ve almost made it through wedding season! Though we’ve over-indulged on cake and spent the equivalent of a week’s holiday in the South of France on gifts, there’s nothing quite like the magic of a wedding. We get a taste of that magic all year round at Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair as we’ve always [...]

Designer Biography: Jean Varon


It’s less than a month until our next fair! For our September edition of The Vintage Collections at Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair, we’ve launched a suitably stylish campaign. It only seemed appropriate to dress our model in a classic London designer for this campaign as we’ll be getting warmed up for London Fashion Week at [...]

Fashion Moments in 20th Century Literature

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There are countless iconic costumes and stylish characters that have emerged from television and film throughout the 20th century but what about those costumes and characters we imagined ourselves? Literature is full of fashion moments and the beauty of them is that they will all look slightly different in each of our minds. Sometimes though, [...]

Yesterday’s Musicians That Are Still Today’s World Record Holders

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Just as great fashion endures, so does great music. Its ability to transport us back to great memories and to continue to create new ones makes some songs, albums and bands have a special place in our hearts. It’s no wonder there are so many club nights around London dedicated to past eras. This week [...]

65th Anniversary of the Desert Boot

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This year the humble desert boot celebrates 65 years. You’ve probably got a pair in your wardrobe (or your partner’s wardrobe) and you’ve probably not given it much thought but it revolutionised practical and stylish, casual footwear for men. It is characterised primarily by its crepe sole – which was the first time such a [...]

Vintage fashion docs you have to watch

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Some weekends we love to pull on our petticoats and go out swing dancing, and others we just like to stay at home with a good movie. If you’re planning a quiet evening doing the latter, we’ve recommended the best vintage fashion documentaries you must see and are available to rent immediately online! Vidal Sassoon: [...]

1980s Fashion

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Over the past year on the blog we’ve been exploring each decade in vintage fashion and the impact it has had on fashion as we know it today. This week we come to the final decade: the 1980s. The 1980s was one of the most diverse decades in fashion. As we saw in the 1970s, [...]

Bloggers vintage summer style

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In what is turning out to be one of the hottest summers we’ve had in London in years, it can be difficult to decide what to wear. The perils of keeping cool and looking work appropriate or not wearing the same outfit for weeks on end seem even more real this year. Thankfully, we know [...]