2012 may not be a vintage year yet, but don’t let that stop you from popping open the cork on some thrifty fashion bargains.
Pop Up Vintage Fairs London host magical monthly vintage fairs in Hampstead Heath, where attending their events is like being the proverbial kid in the candy store. Prepare to salivate at their unusually wide array of quality retro garb, accessories, homeware and antiques with over 35 different stalls set to peddle their wares.
There will also be live music and a pop-up beauty parlour to help you to get the authentic 1940s starlet look to accompany your new high octane vintage glam. Think Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Liz Taylor. ’50s pinups and ’60s go go girls. Or if you need a quick breather from all the bargains, you can always pop into their charming tea rooms for a sweet slice of red velveteen.
Bring your galpals, boypals or that special someone and try and convince them you need that vintage Chanel bag. Like, really really badly.
Admission to the fair is £3 for adults and £2 for students. Visit the Pop Up Vintage Fairs’ Facebook page: www.facebook.com/popupvintagefairs for more details. (Words: Aoife Moriarty, Pics: stylesight.com)