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The Vintage Collections Fair Preview

The Vintage Collections

Sunday 3rd February

11am-5pm £5 entry (£2 with NUS card)

Freemasons Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AZ 

After our Christmas break we’re back with our 1st fair of new season this Sunday 3rd February. The Vintage Collections is our much celebrated biannual fair 2 weeks ahead of London Fashion Week in our fabulous Central London venue, Freemasons’ Hall, in Covent Garden. We’ll have styles spanning over 100 years of fashion that inspire contemporary collections and the best designer vintage labels.

Whether you’re on the hunt for new-season inspiration, sourcing one-off pieces for your next photo shoot or need a fresh wardrobe update our 50+ traders will have you sorted from head to toe with sensational vintage fashion, accessories and trimmings. Our traders have years of combined experience and knowledge from product development for major fashion houses, costume design for theatre, film and television, as well as styling for fashion editorial, music videos and celebrities.

Regular customers to our fairs will no doubt have their list of favourite regular traders picked out for this Sunday’s vintage shopping spree. Discover some new traders to our fair this Sunday too such as Deborah Wolf Vintage, Catherine Newton, Lelong Designs, Simply Vintage, Heidi Miller and The Old Watch Company along with returning traders Vintwear, The Saturday Dress, Crystal Vintage, Gigi’s Dressing Room, Hope & Harlequinn and Vintage Gisela. From Victorian capes to 1920s flapper dresses, 60’s, 70’s & 80’s Dior and 70’s Ossie Clark dresses, Chanel handbags, French workwear, American men’s apparel and 90’s streetwear & couture, our cherry-picked traders cater to every style hunter.

Our on-the-spot alterations team will be on hand so you won’t have to compromise on the dream dress. There is nothing they can’t do to ensure your new purchases fit like a glove. From simple hems, to zips, new linings or some tlc to your existing wardrobe.

New traders and our top picks for this Sunday’s fair:

Deborah Woolf Vintage

Deborah has been collecting and selling at fairs, museums and markets for over 30 years and opened her London shop 10 years ago selling womenswear and accessories specializing in 60’s & 70’s British fashion as well as French and American design from 1920s through to 1950s. Deborah will be bringing some of her coveted collection along with vintage menswear, trimmings fabrics and shoes to include labels such as Bus Stop, Dior and YSL…

Chloe Lefay founder of Crystal Vintage returns with some Stella pieces with a focus on prints and Label Love such as this iconic British design team – Ossie Clark and Celia Birtwell

New to our fair Jess Lelong of Lelong Designs brings an exquisite collection of Art Deco and Art Noveau jewellery. Some that have been restored to their former glory and other pieces designed and created using original Deco pieces in a contemporary style.

Next up on our fine roster of traders is The Saturday Dress with a really eclectic mix of fashion and textiles but mainly fashion. Kate has a great eye for detail being an artist as well as a vintage fashion collector and dealer with quirky one-off inspirational womenswear as well as original on-trend pieces like these two patchwork beauties…

Simply Vintage join us for the 1st time with uber cool on-trend menswear from 90’s street wear to 80’s designer pieces, 70’s disco shirts and American 1950’s embroidered tour jackets. Expect to pick up labels such as Fendi, Burberry, YSL, Lacoste and Fila.

Team one of these disco shirts or a Fila sweatshirt with one of Luxe Vintage London‘s Chanel bum bags you’ll be totally hip and totally now. Isobel returns to our 1st fair of the season this Sunday with lot’s of designer bling from Chanel jewellery to belt bags, shoulder bags, purses and key rings. Many styles that haven’t been repeated so hard to come by.

Catherine Newton joins our family of traders with antique and vintage menswear, womenswear, childrenswear and accessories. Catherine will also be styling our mannequins for The Vintage Collections this Sunday with pieces from The Catherine Collection dating from 1900s right through to 1990s. Everything is available to purchase!

The Antique and Vintage Wardrobe return with off the scale vintage fashion and accessories from Chinese opera headdresses to 20’s flapper dresses, tiaras and HUGE Deco velvet bags like this one! This stand is a favourite with collectors, design teams and celebrity stylists.

Joining The Antique and Vintage Wardrobe stand for the 1st time will be The Old Watch Company with highly collectible wrist watches for him and for her from 1920’s Movado platinum and diamond cocktail watches to rare 1950’s Bulova automatics and classic gold Omega’s all with there original cases.

The Dior exhibition opens this weekend and Galina Sherry founder of Gigi’s Dressing Room returns with womenswear and accessories dating from 1930’s – 1980s to include some original Dior pieces like this gorgeous 1960’s cocktail dress. Katy of My Vintage Gift will be joining her with some of her ‘breakfast in bed’ vintage crockery sets all boxed up and ready to go. What more could a girl want!

Whilst still on the subject of Dior and the most anticipated fashion exhibition in London this year we welcome back one of our much loved traders London Vintage with a vast collection of womenswear and accessories from 1920s-1980s to include this stunning 1950’s Toile de Jouy dress by the infamous designer.

Embroidery designer Dena & Tim join us with huge intricate embroidery designs, funky patches and samples of high end designers pieces. Dena has worked as a fashion agent for 18 years with a focus on embroidery, helping designers develop their ideas into their next seasons collection. Pick up a one of these creations from Dena’s sample sale on Sunday and support ‘Yes Helping Hands, Nepal’

Costume designer Heidi Miller will be offering vintage textiles, trimmings, accessories and clothing she has amassed over the years for period film and television productions specializing in mainly 1960s-1980s apparel with labels such as Missoni and Donna Karen.

Lastly the lovely Freddie’s Flowers will be stalling out in our foyer. A nice addition to vintage fashion and so uplifting! Pick up some info from the team and get seasonal flowers delivered to your door every week.

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See you on Sunday for our 1st of 7 fairs for 2019!