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February Fair Preview

The Vintage Collections

Sunday 2nd 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 the decade on Sunday 2nd February. The Vintage Collections is our much celebrated biannual fair 2 weeks ahead of London Fashion Week at Freemasons’ Hall, in Covent Garden. We’ll have some of the best designer vintage labels and styles spanning over 100 years of fashion that inspire contemporary collections.

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 a vintage shopping spree at The Vintage Collections. Discover some new traders to our fair on Sunday 2nd February too such as Spoon Vintage, Annoushka Bryant, The House Down, Evelyn Jean Vintage and Nigel Preston along with returning traders Fuji Kimono, Retrouve Vintage, The Vintage HQ, Turner Vintage, Atelier Archive Vintage, Herbie Mensah Vintage and Black Pearl Vintage. From Victorian capes to 1920s flapper dresses, 60’s, 70’s & 80’s labels from Dior to Ossie Clark, Biba and Chanel to French workwear, 90’s streetwear & couture, our cherry-picked traders cater to every style hunter.

Our on-the-spot alterations 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. We’re all for make-do-and-mend NOT fast fashion. Drop your garments off with Heather McHale whilst you continue browsing the fair.

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

Spoon Vintage join us for our 1st fair of the year all the way from Paris. Founder and buyer Manon will have a well curated stand showcasing antique and vintage womenswear from 1920s through to 1980s with an eye for detail, unusual pattern cutting and asymmetric design. This stand will be mobbed!

Lauren Spanjar Hewitt aka The House Down join our family of traders for the 1st time with womenswear and menswear spanning over 100 years. Lauren is a favourite among design teams and stylists looking for unusual one-off pieces for fashion shoots or to reinterpret into pieces for today’s catwalks. Prints, denim, accessories and dresses galore. A great fashion resource.

Annoushka Bryant founder of Jilted Gems has been trading for over 10 years at some of the best antique and jewellery fairs in the country. Annoushka will be showcasing some beautiful fine and costume jewellery she has collected over the years at our fair dating from the late 1800s through to 1990s. Expect to find Georgian, Victorian, Arts & Crafts, Art Deco, 1950s and Designer vintage jewellery along with some accessories on her stand at The Vintage Collections. A lovely addition to our jewellery and accessories dealers.

Alma Lata Paris joins us with designer Nigel Preston’s huge archive of antique and vintage womenswear collected for over 30 years for inspiration for their collections. We’re delighted these pieces are finally being unleashed from their studio in France to be given a new lease of life at our fair. Whether you’re a stylist, vintage collector or designer there will be something for everyone to draw from on this stand before they head off to NY Fashion Week to showcase their next collection.

EvelynJean Vintage rock up for their debut at our much loved show with pretty pre-loved vintage womenswear and accessories. Tamzin focuses on ready to wear womenswear from 1950s Horrockses floral print dresses to Welsh tapestry capes, 70s maxi dresses and 80’s designer pieces with great price points.

Our regular traders that you know and love have been collecting pieces exlusive to our fair such as Lady Jane’s Vintage Bandwagon, The Antique and Vintage Wardrobe, Rebecca Sweeting, Cloud Cuckoo Land, London Vintage, Oliver Vintage, Audra’s Brooches, Luxe vintage London Cleo Vintage so come and join us all for The Vintage Collections on Sunday 2nd February and pick up a piece of fashion history. Some of our top picks:

1920s Embroidered Kimono – Oliver Vintage

1970s Chocolate Brown Leather Saint Laurent Belted Macintosh – Vintage Akimbo Finds

1930 Hungarian Embroidered Hand Made Waistcoat – Atelier Archive Vintage

1970s Ossie Clark for Radley Moss Crepe Dress – Crystal Vintage

Moschino Cheap and Chic Navy Wool Jacket – Madame E Vintage

1960s LOVE Smock – The House Down

Floral Patchwork Knitwear – Herbie Mensah Vintage

Vintage Chanel – Luxe Vintage London

1970s Pleated Maxi Dress – Spoon Vintage

1970s Gucci Bag – Luxe Vintage London

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See you on Sunday 2nd February for The Vintage Collections