The Vintage Fair experience

Frock Me, The vintage fair experience

If you think of yourself as a passionate Vintage lover, then you wouldn’t miss an occasion to spend a so-called Vintage Sunday.
Last Sunday I went on a little adventure to the Frock me Vintage Fashion Fair in Chelsea Old Town Hall. And literally, Frock me!!
This event has been a fixture on the Vintage scene for years now, and comprises 50 stands of the finest vintage clothing, jewellery, bags, and textiles.
Given that last Sunday was my first visit, my first impression was ‘Wow this place looks amazing!’
First of all, the venue is just sublime and they couldn’t have picked a better place to host such event. The old Victorian halls and high ceilings bring a unique vintage feel to the whole experience.
Secondly, every time you changed stands it was like being a guest in someone’s home. The people there were nice and made you feel comfortable in trying things or simply looking around.
Thirdly, if you want to find something really special, this is the place to be.

I’ve noticed that the quality of the products is impeccable, but of course if you are seeking really high quality products there is a price to pay. For the majority of the products the prices are pretty much identical to any other London Vintage fair/market (a 1950s dress will cost you about £50-£60). Then if you go to the Yves Saint Laurent stand you will find things to be more pricey – but then again it’s Vintage YSL – I mean, where else are you going to find such amazing items?

Also, what blew my mind was that every stand was very different from the previous one; you could find stands like:
-The Kimono stand – presented vintage Kimonos – How cool is that?
-The Luxury 1920s dresses stand - I saw this unbelievable 1920s Chanel dress - my jaw just dropped.
-The Vintage Fur Coats stand.
-The stand that assorted everything by colour.
-The only-white-items stand.
-The textile stand.
-The Vintage jewellery stand.
-The, I so call, ‘Nationalist’ stand – as it had clothes with English flags all over it – really interesting items!
And if I described all the stands I would probably write 5 pages.

Oh and of course, you cannot have a Vintage fair like this one without having a Tea Room. The food, service, and tea of course, were overall good - and obviously I had cake, as you cannot have tea without a piece of cake.

All in all, if you are seeking for a great Vintage experience Frock Me Vintage is the place to be. If you are a bit short on cash I would suggest to go there seeking accessories. The £4 entrance fee illustrates the quality of the products that are sold inside. However, it was an overall great experience and I would recommend it to anyone who is passionate about Vintage!

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