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Winter Fair Preview

Sunday 25th November Freemasons’ Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AZ        £5 entry (£2 with NUS card)

We’re feeling festive! It’s our last fair of the year on Sunday 25th November just 4 weeks before Christmas! It will be your last chance to pick up a sensational party dress and vintage gifts galore. With such a great selection for him and for her, we hope you’ll find that something special that you won’t find on the high street. Shop local and shop vintage this Christmas for a gift that has authenticity and meaning…

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 Lynda Ryan with designer fashion from the likes of Chanel and Prada, 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, Heather Johns from Chichirara Vintage with unique fashion vintage pieces to include labels like Marimeko, Comme Des Garcons and Galliano, perfect for the discerning fashionistas and lot’s of cozy knitwear from oversized sweaters to multicoloured scarves to snuggle up in. Luxe Vintage London will be going all bling with original 70’s & 80’s designer handbags in mint condition, silk Hermes scarves in their original boxes and Chanel jewellery, Paulo Portobello will have the boys well kitted out from head to toe in American & Canadian vintage apparel, French workwear and military pieces. Lady Janes Vintage Bandwagon has a penchant for knitwear by 70’s designer Mary Farrin, rare Zandra Rhodes pieces and those boho party dresses from labels such as Biba, Ossie Clark and Janice Wainwright. Rebecca Sweeting brings her exquisite early 20th century womenswear, accessories and tribal pieces all ready-to-wear and ripe for reinvention. Cloud Cuckoo Land will have costumes and early century womenswear including New Year’s Eve-ready flapper dresses.

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

Chelsea Vintage Couture is the stand to stop by to pick up some truly luxurious Christmas gifts. Pre-owned French designer clothing & accessories from 1970s-1990s. Pieces so on-trend you would think they were made yesterday but of course with quality and craftsmanship of yesteryear.

Lucy Ead of Claith is a textiles, fashion and accessories dealer with a passion for antique and tribal textiles. They’ll be bringing a great selection of textiles, trimmings, antique mens & womenswear and folkloric dress.

Marlene Williams will be bringing a well curated selection of vintage womenswear, accessories and textiles from 1950s through to 1970s.

Aubourg Vintage debut at our Christmas Special with their fantastic range of cherry-picked vintage apparel from 1930’s through to 1980’s to include labels such as Jean Muir & Missoni.

Designer, manufacturer and collector Jan Woodford joins us with her personal collection gathered over the years that has inspired the catwalks today. Womenswear, accessories, sewing patterns and buttons galore from the 50’s-80’s.

Clifton Vintage Boutique Cleo Holyoak-Heatley makes her debut at our Christmas Special all the way from Bridport with a really eclectic mix of early vintage and antique womenswear as well as exquisite antique and fine costume jewellery. A favourite among design teams and lovers of true vintage.

Anje Dietze of Top of the Shops Vintage will be bringing an array of vintage womenswear from 1960’s – 1970’s boutique labels and high end women’s fashion like this fabulous 70’s pop Deco print ruffle skirt designed by Celia Birtwell.

With even more exquisite womenswear and accessories,

Hannah Colfer founder of Forgotten Tales Vintage will be bringing a lovely new range of baby and children’s vintage alongside their vintage womenswear. A great addition to the fair and Christmas is all about the children.

Naomi Leigh of Vintage Be Dazzle Jewellery will be a must-visit for those Christmas shopping with an array of antique and costume jewellery dating from as early as Deco rings to 1970s enamel pendants and 80’s bling as well as handbags to die for all sourced from her recent buying trip in LA.

Henrietta Burton of Swans & Donkeys will be trading with us for the very last time with a really beautiful collection of jewellery mainly early to mid 20th century to include Victorian to 70’s disco and antique and vintage womenswear all with great Provenance. What’s more everything comes 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, Chota Bazaar with novelty Christmas brooches and a great range of quirky 1970s styles, Fola Solanke with her well coveted collection of womenswear and accessories dating as early as 1900-1970s, the lovely Joanna Smyth of Banana Orange Vintage with fabulous prints and fantastic original sewing patterns and last but not least the hardest working woman in the industry…Sarah Horrillo aka London Vintage with everything a girl could need dating from 1920s-1980s.

So, what are you waiting for? Purchase your pre-booked tickets to our Christmas fair on 25th November HERE 

Join our facebook event HERE for 1st dibbs on anything we post before the fair and pick it up on Sunday

Tickets are also available on the door at £5 (£2 for students). We’ll be at Freemasons’ Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AZ from 11am until 5:30pm. See you there!