With a vast array of amazing vintage fairs, London is a wonderful city for discovering vintage fashion. Read more >
London is the fashion capital for quirky mix & match fashion, and affordable vintage fairs allow you to add history and culture to your wardrobe. Vintage fashion can be a great way to express your unique and personal taste.
Vintage fairs are usually arranged by a company or particular organiser, and bring together a number of different vintage retailers - often covering different areas like vintage fashion, vintage jewellery, homeware, art, gadgets, music and more. However many vintage fairs are not just about uncovering wonderful things to buy - at many of London's vintage fairs you'll also find entertainment, food, drink and even live music - so they can make a great day out too.
Absolutely not. Some London vintage fairs go for the "stack it high and sell it cheap" type of approach, which can be awesome for picking up some super cheap clothing - and if you're a bargin hunter then you'll love it - but they can be quite chaotic and they're not for everyone.
Others are specially curated vintage fairs where London's top vintage retailers will carefully source genuinely high quality vintage and sell them to specialist buyers - and in this case you might be suprised by the prices, as they won't necessarily be cheap.
Finally, the more popular family-friendly vintage fairs have a more relaxed atmosphere, a healthy range of cheap-and-cheerful to curated-quality retailers and lots of friendly banter and entertainment.
Vintage kilo sales are increasingly popular in London, and it's no surprise why. For a set price per kilo you can pick up as much as you'd want from the fair, bundle it into a bag as you go, and then pay for it by weight when you leave. It's an amazing way to completely refresh your wardrobe for very little money.
You'll find vintage fairs all across London. Some happen in regular haunts - for example Judy's Vintage Fairs have regular sessions in Clapham or in Bethnal Green; Pop Up Vintage Fairs are always at Old Spitalfields Market, Alexandra Palace or Wilton's Music Room; and Frock Me are always at Chelsea Old Town Hall. However the scene is expanding - and Pop Up Vintage Fairs have even started an event in Canary Wharf!
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