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The Vintage Collections – Fair Preview

The shadows are getting longer and it’s time to start thinking about a wardrobe change. We return to Freemasons Hall this Sunday 8th September with The Vintage Collections – our 1st fair of the new season just 1 week ahead of London Fashion Week. With over 50 of the very best vintage traders you won’t be spoilt for choice. There will be styles spanning from over 100 years of fashion, many of which inspire the catwalks today.

We know you will have your favourite traders marked down on your go-to list such as Crystal Vintage, Lady Janes Vintage Bandwagon, June Nevin, Cloud Cuckoo Land, Retrouve Vintage, Vintwear, Pigsty 71, Maycottage Prints, Chichirara Vintage and Luxe Vintage London many of which have been with us since the very beginning but do check out some of our new and returning traders too starting with Oliver Vintage who specialises in womenswear and accessories from the 20s & 30s with an eye for exquisite detail. Oliver will be bringing some of his rare early 20th century finds as well as some eveningwear from the 1970s.

Next up on our roster of returning traders is Shelley Jukes founder of Atelier Archive Vintage with a well curated, fashion influenced collection of beautiful vintage clothing and accessories hailing from the 1920s through to 1970s

New to our family of traders this month is Simon Harrison UK with fine and costume jewellery dating back to their collections from the 1980s. We love this gold acorn leaf necklace designed for a Vivienne Westwood catwalk show.

This stunning 1940s dress with it’s beautiful autumnal print will be making it’s debut on Aubourg Vintage stand this Sunday among many more to include some Biba dresses too which regularly frequent our fairs and Layla’s rails.

We’re delighted to welcome Shoeporium to our fair for the very 1st time. Andrea will be bringing a high quality range of vintage shoes and bags with a hint of spice to include this fabulous black satin box bag with a wide handle and metal. A girl just can’t ever have enough!

Next up on our list of new traders is Amanda Bhatia aka Dottie Annies Vintage with stunning antique jewellery from the Regency period through to fantastic American vintage and costume jewellery hailing from 1940s-1980s. Amanda has been trading for many years and featured in an article on our fair in this weeks issue of the Antique Trade Gazette. This stunning Trifari set will be among her collection this Sunday. 1st dibs at 11am

This 1940s haute couture oyster dress by Marcel of Knightsbridge will be gracing the stand of collector and dealer Julie Moss who also joins our family of traders this Sunday for the very 1st time. It’s style and shape speaks of many eras including today and very Vivienne Westwood with it’s sexy feminine shaping. Julie will have plenty of other styles from different eras as well some beautiful accessories to include original Christian Dior hats representing 3 very different styles.

This delightfully Deco 1930s wool coat with fur pockets can be found on RSVP Vintage stand who joins us for the 1st time this Sunday too. Rachel Diamond is a collector and dealer in vintage deadstock from as early as the 30s through to the 1990s. Expect to find fashion forward styles from unknown brands as well as labels such as Dior, Louis Ferraud, Mary Quant and Gabicci. A favourite among the stylists and design teams.

This rare 1930s flame dress will be heading to our fair with the lovely Madame E Vintage who’s stalling out for the 1st time with Trendlistr with lot’s of beautiful pieces from as early as 1900s through to 1940s all exclusive to our fair this Sunday. We think this will be a winning combo we their design eye’s hauling in antique and vintage finds together for our style savvy shoppers and design teams.

Lest not forget the boys! Paulo Portobello returns with French & American workwear, Dutch fisherman’s shirts, WW2 military pieces, 80s & 90s designer labels such as Yohji Yamamoto, Vivienne Westwood and Comme des Garcon alongside some awesome American apparel like this 1970’s Rodeo leather jacket with fabulous stitching details ripe for reinvention.

Stunningly silky soft ivory 1970s changsan. Similar style to a cheongsam but a jacket rather than a dress or top. Paired with black jeans and chunky retro shades, its the perfect transitional top layer which is just light enough. Available from Trendlistr

What better way to take shade from the sun than under a silk vintage parasol? This beauty can be found on  The Antique and Vintage Wardrobe stand who source unusual and highly covetable true vintage and antique clothing. It’s in great condition for it’s age with tassels and a pom pom!

Joining them on their stand again are The Old Watch Company with antique and vintage mens and womens watches like this extremely rare Omega Geneve. A lovely retro style with automatic date, stainless steal and clean blue dial with white hands from the late 60’s along with brands such as Bulova, Garrard, Rolex’s and many more…

London Vintage return from their recent buying trip in France with lot’s of womenswear and accessories to include this fabulous 1960s vinyl bag with a matching purse that has been featured in this months issue of The Covent Gardener Magazine. 1st dibbs on Sunday at 11am

Joining our fine roster of traders is Fat Faced Cat Shop with menswear & womenswear dating from 1900s-1990s. Angela Zdero has a great eye for design led pieces that really speak of there era. This bold chunky knit 1980s jumper will among her rails.

One of our much loved traders and stylist Rebecca Sweeting is back with antique and vintage apparel dating from as early as 1900s with a penchant for fine embroidery, organza and bodices. A favourite among design teams, film and theatre wardrobe.

If all of that isn’t enough to whet your appetite for our 1st fair of the new season don’t trip out but Nick Reed Film Posters is also back after a long summer break with 1960s vintage poster art from the US Esoteric Poster Company.

Cheri Moore Vintage and Trudie French are also joining our traders this month with womenswear and accessories from 1940s to the 1970s.

Don’t forget it’s #secondhandseptember so no ‘new’ clothes this month but antique, vintage and pre-loved only and there will lot’s to choose from this Sunday with prices starting from £5 to over £100! Slinky Drawers will be on hand to revamp your existing wardrobes with her on-the-spot alterations as well as making sure your vintage garments fit like a glove.

Head over to Event Page for further information, pre-book your tickets HERE and join our Facebook Event to get 1st dibs otherwise see you all on Sunday 8th September at Freemasons Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AZ