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Christmas Fair Preview

We’re feeling festive for our last fair of the year on Sunday 3rd December with sensational party dresses and gifts galore! With such a great selection of present ideas for him and for her, we hope you’ll find that something special for that someone special.

We’ll also be getting you in the mood with festive music and delicious home baked Christmas treats and tipples too from Roving Café London served up all day in the courtyard.

With over 50 of the very best cherry-picked traders they’ll be a great selection of antique and vintage fashion, accessories and textiles for you to browse and tick off your Christmas shopping list.

Many of our regular traders are back including Annie Curtis-Jones with designer fashion from the likes of Chanel and Thierry Mugler, June Nevin with classic menswear, Nicky Press from Viva Vintage Jewels who specialises in designer jewellery from brands such as Givenchy, YSL & Chanel as well as cultured pearls and art deco pieces, Denise Liparoto from Beauty in Utility with unique vintage fabrics perfect for your Christmas table, kimonos and full length mohair wraps big enough to snuggle up in front of the fire together this winter. HDO Vintage will be going all bling with original 80’s handbags in mint condition and men’s 1930’s cuff links, Bimp Tulip will have the boys well kitted out from head to toe in American knitwear, 40’s suits, 50’s shoes and silk neck ties and Lady Janes Vintage Bandwagon will have those boho party dresses from labels such as Biba, Ossie Clark and Janice Wainwright.

Joining them will be some fantastic new names to the fair.

Hornets Vintage is the stand to stop by to pick up outstanding quality and truly luxurious Christmas gifts. Bill Hornets, founder of Hornets Vintage on Kensington Church St is a veteran fashion and accessories collector. The 1st shop specialised in menswear and was one of the 1st vintage shops in London branching out this year with shop number 2 dedicated to high end vintage womenswear. This will be the very 1st time Hornets trade at a London fair so be sure to visit their stand while you can.

Annelie is a serious textiles, fashion and accessories dealer from Paris with a particular passion for quirky 1920s and 1930s pieces. Her range of clients include notable collectors and designers. Annelie can usually be found in flea markets and brocante fairs in France and very rarely trades in London so well worth visiting her stand whilst she’s here.

Peep Eyewear debut at our Christmas Special with their fantastic range of quality vintage sunglasses as well as frames for prescriptive lenses. Yes, Jo Skelton’s hubby and business partner is an optician so you couldn’t be in better hands when it comes to purchasing a pair of shades or reading glasses. Don’t forget to find out what strength is needed 1st or take a seat and get tested!

Olivia Alexander will be bringing a well curated selection of vintage womenswear, pieces so on-trend you’d think they were made yesterday but of course with the quality and craftsmanship of yesteryear.

Coming all the way from the Kent coast to join us, Jan Walker from Peticoat Lane Emporium in Ramsgate are here to get you all wrapped up for winter. Affordable vintage menswear & womenswear from the 50s-60s.

Laura Ferry of Hello Lolly Vintage will be bringing an array of vintage womenswear from 70’s sequin disco dazzlers to 80’s Kenzo coats, Welsh Tweed and pieces by Victor Edelstein best known for THE black dress he designed for Princess Diana worn when she danced with John Travolta.

With even more exquisite designer womenswear and accessories,

Madeleine Lejeune from Jewels After Dusk will be a must-visit for those Christmas shopping with an array of antique and costume jewellery dating from as early as 1870’s Victorian Cameo’s through to Deco rings and 1970s enamel pendants.

Henrietta Burton of Swans & Donkeys also debut at our Christmas Special with a really beautiful collection of jewellery mainly early to mid 20th century to include Victorian to 70’s disco! What’s more they all come beautifully packaged and ready to pop under the tree.

Nick Reed returns with a selection of uber cool poster art to deck your halls this Christmas. Perfect for the film buffs, rock n roll fans and graphic artists. What’s more there’s still time to get them framed in time for Christmas.

On top of that we’ve got some familiar faces returning once more. We’re warmly welcoming back Smashing Things with stunning antique & collectible jewellery, haute couture and vintage handbags, Rebecca Sweeting with exquisite early 20th century womenswear, accessories and tribal pieces all ready-to-wear and ripe for reinvention, Chota Bazaar with novelty Christmas brooches and a great range of quirky 1970s styles, House of Vintage UK with their well coveted collection of menswear & womenswear dating as early as 1900-1970s and Cloud Cuckoo Land with costumes and early century womenswear including New Year’s Eve-ready flapper dresses.

So, what are you waiting for? Purchase your pre-booked tickets to our Christmas fair on 3rd December HERE

Tickets are also available on the door at £4 (£2 for students). We’ll be at The Yard, 89 & ½ Worship St, London, EC2A 2BF from 11am until 5pm (10am entry for trade buyers only). See you there!