Not to just throw words of praise, there were, as I'd expected, stores that kind of rode on the wave of popularity vintage clothing has at the moment. But most of the stalls were not the case. As for the prices, it wasn't a thrift hunt, sometimes the items were quite overpriced, but in most cases I was pretty sure Urban Outfitters or Topshop had a manufactured version in stock for way more money. I remember thinking as I was browsing through all the great clothes and accessories for about two hours, and taking an unhealthy amount of photos, that even if I didn't buy anything, the £2 entry would be totally worth the inspiration flowing from all directions. I shouldn't get too sentimental about my relationship to fashion, but it wasn't unlike going to an art gallery.
Apart from the main part, that is vintage clothing and accessories, there were sewing patterns, posters from old movies, home decorations, and also a hairstyling parlour where you could turn yourself into your favourite star from the old days. And downstairs, there was a tearoom, which I sadly forgot to check out, as I was counting all my finds and working out what I actually do want to buy. Next time...
There were people with great style matching the event too. I asked a couple of them for a picture. Check out this lady's vintage store!
A perfect Sweet Lolita.
Another stylish lady with an amazing hairstyle
My friend Kana, whose style I love!
Here is what I got... 1980s Italian mask made into a necklace (£8), transparent round glasses (£5), transparent fan earring (my friend has the other one of the pair) (£3/pair), and a hand-made wool jumper (£20).