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Nominate us for the London Vintage Awards

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It’s the Oscars of the capital’s vintage scene and the nominations are now open for this year’s London Vintage Awards! Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair won Best Vintage Fair in 2012 and we’d love to win it again, but we need you to nominate us! The nomination form can be found on the Vintage Guide to [...]

Menswear Vintage Trend Report

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The boys were back in town last weekend for London Collections: Men, the biannual showcase of menswear in our fashion capital, and so were some old style favourites. Do you ever get a sense of déjà vu watching the catwalks? Had a pair ‘just like it’ in the 50s/60s/70s? As the starting point for a [...]

CVFF interviews Barbara Hulanicki

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We’re always drooling over the amazing BIBA pieces that come through our doors so we couldn’t turn down a chance to speak to the woman who started it all. Barbara Hulanicki OBE helped define the 1960s and is still working as tirelessly as ever today! She’s just launched a new scarf collection for her fashion [...]

The Vintage Collections Fair (LFW) 13th September, Vintage Fashion Fair 2015

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Warm up for London Fashion Week at Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair 13th September 2015 Doors open to public at 11am-5pm £4 entry (£2 with NUS card) Trade buyers entry at 10am Less than a week before London’s top designers take to the catwalks for the SS16 edition of London Fashion Week, Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair [...]

The history of iconic sunglasses

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June is here and the sun is out (almost) and that means it’s officially acceptable to wear your sunglasses no matter the weather. We know many of you picked up some gorgeous vintage sunnies at the fair last week to see you through the summer. One of the many reasons we love shopping for shades [...]

6th anniversary fair preview

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Have you got Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair booked in your diary this weekend? If not, why not?! It’s your last chance to buy yourself some beautiful new additions for your summer wardrobe as we won’t be back until September. Joining us and our traders is the glamorous Kitty Mazinsky who’ll be singing classic jazz & [...]

Vintage summer fashion inspiration

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Our anniversary fair on 31st May is also your last chance to get your hands on some beautiful vintage at Clerkenwell until September! Our traders will be bringing their finest summer dresses, bathing suits and polo shirts to kit you out for the sunny months ahead before we take a break for the holidays. If [...]

20th century icons we share a birthday with

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Our May fair is always a special one for us; it’s our birthday! This year Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair turns six years old (only 19 more to go until we officially become vintage). On 31st May we’ll be donning our party frocks to celebrate with our 50 vintage traders, many of whom have been with [...]

Afternoon tea etiquette

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It’s a great British tradition, and one of the highlights of our day at the fair. Yes, it wouldn’t be a true day out at Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair without a spot of afternoon tea. Our delightful tearoom serves delicious homemade sandwiches and cakes and tea served in delicate vintage cups, all whilst our glamorous [...]

Suffragette symbols in jewellery and accessories

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Next week, in case you’d somehow managed to avoid it, is poling day for the UK. At the 2010 general election, almost 30 million people turned out to vote, imagine if that had been half? Ninety-seven years ago, that would have been the case with a large number of the UK’s voice not being heard [...]