In December, I popped just a short distance down the road to Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair. (I was tipped off by the lovely Abigail from the Snug Blog). An old Army Centre exterior temporarily held delights within. Pursuing vintage fashion whilst eating dainty cakes is my idea of heaven. Judy’s travels around the UK so you can see if it’s coming to a town near you anytime soon.
I went early so it was delightfully empty for my perusing. The 50’s tea dress is one of the silhouettes that I feel most comfortable in, and I have quite the affinity for some 60s draping as well. (Though I’d usually skip out of the 70s and 80s stylistically).
I left the fair empty-handed but only because of our upcoming 2016 money sinks, not because there weren’t some really affordable pieces. I did almost succumb to the siren song of a beautiful vintage fur coat for under £60. There were slightly fewer stalls than I expected, but you could still manage to find everything on sale: from clothing to accessories, to furniture to teacups.
You do need to pay an entry fee (usually around £2). But for the deals available, and the sheer entertainment valuing found in a morning of browsing, it’s well worth it.
What’s your favourite vintage fair / car-boot sale around?