Saturday, 10 April 2010

The Vintage Kilo Sale - 24th & 25th April 2010 London

If you want to update and renew your wardrobe follow a new approach: buy by weight!

This is the ultimate trend for vintage lovers: filling the wardrobe with kilos of vintage pieces. Thanks to a collaboration between the folks behind Glass Onion Wholesale Vintage Clothing and The Affordable Vintage Fair, the Vintage Kilo Clothing Sale is a unique event bringing together over 2.5 tonnes of good quality, on-trend vintage clothing.  

The next one will be held Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th April at the Rag Factory just off Brick Lane.

The system is easy: pick and mix the vintage clothing you want, have it weighed and pay 15£ per kilo.

And, just in case you want to buy only  one or two items and don't want to buy by weight,  the Vintage Clothing Kilo Sale also has a separate price list. 

The Rag Factory
16 Heneage Street
E1 5LJ
(Just off Brick Lane, Whitechapel end)
Saturday 24th April:
Trade only 1pm - 2pm
Public: 1pm - 5pm
Gallery 1 stocked full of vintage
clothing to buy @ £15 per kilo.

Sunday 25th April:
Trade only: 11am - 12pm
Public: 12pm - 5pm
Gallery 1 & 2 open with tea & cake served up
by lady Luck's pop up tea shoppe.

£1.00 Admission on both days.
Free entry to trade buyers, trade must buy a minimum of 10kg to warrant the discount of £10 per kilo

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Essex Vintage Fashion Fair - 28 March 2010

When you move to London from abroad, you have so many new and exciting places to go and visit, events to join, people to meet...that you hardly go outside the city.

Having moved from Italy just a few months ago, I must confess that I've never gone further than Richmond! So, when I found out about the Essex Vintage Fashion Fair I thought, yes, this is the right occasion to go and see the rest of the country. Vintage fashion and short break...sounds a good union!

So, leaving from Liverpool Street Station, next 28th March I'll be heading  to Brentwood, Essex.

The Fair is organised by Michele and Stephen and is open to entrepreneurs, traders, collectors and just about anyone who has an interest in vintage and vintage inspired clothing, fashion accessories and fashion-related items covering the period 1920's to the 1980's.

The fair is quite young and to  celebrate the first birthday, a contest gives chance of winning £200.00 worth of vintage clothing!! Be there or be square.

Where:The Sports Centre
Brentwood School
Middleton Hall Lane
Essex CM15 8EE
28th March 2010

Friday, 5 March 2010

Hammersmith Vintage Fashion Fair - 21st March 2010

The Vintage Fashion, Textiles and Accessories Fair  is one of the oldest vintage fashion fairs in London, organised since 1999 by Paola Francia-Gardiner and Alberto Ricca from P&A Antiques Ltd specialists in vintage events.  Held at Hammersmith Town Hall this fair puts  together over hundred leading vintage fashion clothing and accessories dealers, from all over the UK and abroad, with items ranging from 1800 to 1980.

Defined by many as "the Rolls Royce of the Vintage Fashion Fairs", this unique event takes place approximately every five to six weeks and the next one is on 21st March. Ticket is £5.00 from 10am to 5pm. See ya there!

More info at the official London Vintage Fashion Fair website.

Hammersmith Town Hall
King Street
London W6
21st March 2010
Admission fee:
£5.00 from 10am to 5pm
£10.00 from 8am to 10am

Sunday, 28 February 2010

Swap and Bop Clothing Swap London 4th March 2010

I spotted this event in Rough Trade shop in Brike Lane. It is a clothing swap at Apples and Pears Bar organised by Hannah Jean, stylist and director of Hannah J Image Consultancy, for next Thursday 4th March 2010 from 7pm.

To get in you must bring along at least 3 good quality items of clothing and pay 5£ for the ticket.
Advanced bookings is recommended.

More info at Swap and Bop website

26 Osborn Street
London, E1 6TD
4h March 2010

Chanel Tattoos in Selfridges

Chanel is with no doubt one of my favourite brands for vintage clothing and accessories but I also love the current Chanel style and, of course, Karl Lagerfeld's  genius.

But...but, to be sincere, I really can't understand and appreciate these Chanel temporary tattoos. Designed  by Peter Philips, Global Creative Director of Chanel Makeup, the transfers tattoos called Les Trompe L'Oeil de Chanel  can be found online at 75$ on the Chanel website and, starting tomorrow, they will also be available in Selfridges at 49£.

I wonder if wearing this temporary skin art  with 'double C' logo included is really in line with the idea of luxury and quality that a customer (and authentic Chanel lover) would expect from  the Chanel brand. What do you think?

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Fashion and Accessories Vintage Kerry Taylor Auction - 16 March 2010

A Kerry Taylor auction is guarantee of authentic, pure and sublime vintage. One of the youngest auctioneers in the history, after years working for Sotheby's, Kerry Taylor started up her own  independent auction house specialising in the costume and textiles in 2003. Since then, she's been holding the best vintage auctions in the world. Last auction in December 2009 included many items from Audrey Hepburn's wordrobe

The next aution is scheduled for March 16th. Some 300 lots will be on sale including pieces from every decade from the 18th century to the 1990s. Don't miss out a stylish 1960s Balenciaga coat, and Thierry Mugler suits from 1980s.


For the first Kelly Taylor action of 2010, a charity event will be opening  the sale, a  collection of celebrity-owned dresses, auctioned by Topshop, in support  of  Help the Aged and Age Concern, including dresses worn by Kate Moss, Dita Von Teese and Scarlett Johannson.

Kerry  Taylor Warehouse
Unit C25, (second floor)
40 Martell Road
London, SE21 8EN
16h March 2010

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Frock Me! Vintage Fair - Chelsea 14th February 2010

Tomorrow don't miss out Frock Me!, vintage fashion fair at the Chelsea Town Hall. Held several times a year in London and Brighton (check next dates here) Frock Me! brings together top vintage dealers and collections including vintage clothing and accessories from 1920s to 1980s.

Started off in the mid 90s by Matthew Adams, Frock Me! has become one of the most important and beloved fairs in London for the high quality of items you can find there.  Top designers and celebrities can often be spotted amongst the crowds searching for one-off fashion finds.

Personally, I went to Frock Me! for the first time last December and made a very good deal: a Bottega Veneta leather bag for just 35£! Simply beautiful!

Doors open at 11 and entrance ticket  is £ 4 (2£ for students)

After shopping, don't forget to have  tea and cupcakes at the Vintage Tea Room as all profits will go to Oxfam's Haiti Earthquake Appeal.

Chelsea Town Hall
Kings Rd, Chelsea
14th February 2010