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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 [...]

Vintage World Record Facts

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Every piece of vintage is a piece of history but there are some pieces that are more historic than others. From the most expensive to the oldest and beyond, we’re filling your brain with amazing vintage facts this Sunday to impress your style-loving friends: The richest fashion designer in the world right now is Giorgio [...]

The Vintage Collections 14th September, LFW Vintage Fashion Fair 2014

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Sunday 14th September 11am-5pm £4 entry (£2 with NUS card) To celebrate London Fashion Week, Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair returns in September with The Vintage Collections. Our highly regarded vendors have sourced some of the key iconic looks from different eras to illustrate the enduring allure of vintage fashion. Come and shop for pieces that don’t [...]

1930′s Fashion

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  The Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair blog has been taking our readers through a journey of fashion in every decade from 1900 to 1990. We’ve seen the invention of the zip, trousers for women, motorcar attire and flappers and now that we’ve razzle dazzled you with the decadent twenties, it’s time to move on to [...]

The June Fair Round Up & Vote for Us!

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We’re all going on a summer holiday! If you missed our last fair of the summer last weekend, you missed out on getting your hands on the dream summer wardrobe. There were swimsuits, straw hats, playsuits and picnic sets and much much more that left our customers walking away with big smiles. Vintage prints were [...]

June Fair Preview

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Holidays, festivals, evenings in the park and summer romance, we wonder what adventures the vintage clothing and accessories coming to Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair on Sunday have already had. Summer always brings back happy memories and there’s life left in these pieces yet! It’s our last fair for the summer so now is the time [...]

London Collections: Men

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London Collections: Men, the British Fashion Council’s biannual event to showcase the new season of menswear, may only be two years old but it celebrates Britain’s rich heritage in menswear. From Savile Row and tweed to Mods and Rockers, we’ve always led the way for men’s style. As the catwalk shows kick off today, it’s no surprise that a [...]

Woodstock Festival Fashion

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Forty five years ago in New York state, Woodstock set the trend for festival fashion. Janice Joplin’s flared jumpsuit and round sunglasses as she belted out Piece of my Heart and Jimi Hendrix’s white fringe tassel cape swinging as he strummed his guitar would still catch the eyes of today’s festival style paparazzi. It was [...]

Art Nouveau – so lovely!

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How do you create the special atmosphere that Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair is known for? Well, first you start with a stunning vintage venue. The Art Nouveau grandeur of The Old Finsbury Town Hall where we hold our fair is an inspirational space in which to shop some of the finest vintage in the UK. [...]