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Autumn Fair 19th October, Vintage Fashion Fair 2014

Autumn Coat

Brighten up your autumn and revamp your wardrobe at Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair Sunday 19th October 11am-5pm £4 entry (£2 with NUS card) There’s no need to feel gloomy that the summer is over, it’s time to get excited about a new knitted two piece, a winter fur coat and some lace up ankle boots [...]

The Vintage Collections fair preview

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The Vintage Collections returns to Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair to celebrate London Fashion Week and offer you a beautiful setting to browse and buy authentic pieces from the 20th century which still inspire the catwalks today. We’re pleased to introduce you to some brand new traders who will be arriving in style at The Old [...]

Fraubraun Pop-Up Photo Studio

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We have something very exciting lined up for you at next weekend’s Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair: The Vintage Collections. As well as amazing shopping and our fabulous (and scrumptious) tearoom complete with live music, we’re welcoming Fraubraun’s vintage photo studio! Part art project, part vintage fashion shop, Fraubraun lets you model her beautiful collection of [...]

AW14 Vintage Trend Report

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    Alice Pollock 1970′s 2 piece from Sarah Horrillo (@londonvintage) There are just two weeks to go until our next fair! After a short summer break it’s time to get ready for the new season with some old favourites with #TheVintageCollections – our London Fashion Week special. It’s hard to feel sad about the [...]

1940′s Fashion

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It’s time for the next part in our mini-series of quick guides to each decade of the 20th century in fashion. We’re moving on to wartime rationing and Dior’s ‘New Look’ in the 1940s. With the outbreak of war in 1939, it became poor taste to look affluent and utilitarian style was not only practical [...]

How to care for vintage clothes

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The very special items you buy at Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair deserve a little extra tender loving care. From beaded flapper dresses to military jackets to lace boleros, these delicate items have lasted the test of time in both style and durability and there’s no reason why they shouldn’t last longer if they’re looked after [...]

Best Dressed Vintage Weddings

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  1924 Chanel Wedding Dress It’s wedding season! Our weekends are currently booked up until October with visiting every country estate in the UK, clearing John Lewis out of Le Creuset cookware and trying to accessorise our favourite ‘wedding appropriate’ dress in as many ways possible for each wedding. In our opinion, vintage is always [...]

Historical Headlines in August

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The newspapers usually call August ‘silly season’. It’s the time of year when nothing exciting happens, politics takes a break for the summer, and they’re forced to dig up stories about the weather and cats stuck up trees. We beg to differ though. We’ve opened up our ‘big book of monumental events from the vintage [...]

The History of the Bikini

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Bikini or one-piece? It’s the crucial decision whilst packing for your holidays this summer. Whilst an all-in-one has been the staple ‘go to’ swimming costume since it was acceptable to flash a bit of ankle on the beach, the bikini was a controversial new rival on the beachwear scene and still remains saucy and stylish [...]

Demains Nails talk Vintage Beauty

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Our fairs always promise to be just a little bit more than just a day of shopping. Demains Nails have been indulging our customers in a little r&r at our recent fairs, leaving them going home feeling truly spoilt. Elizabeth van der Lande started deMains Nails two years ago as an online nail polish retailer [...]