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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 [...]

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


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


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 & [...]