This is one of those every cloud has a silver lining kind of story. I very excitedly had won two tickets for Yardlife festival in East London for this weekend,however the festival got cancelled due to licensing problems. Not to let technicalities get in the way of my festival fun, me and boyfriend continued on our merry trip to London – mainly because we had booked an a-mazing airbnb property – a super trendy converted warehouse in Hackney.
Having never been to Old Spitalfields before ( I know, I call myself a vintage lover) We headed to Shoreditch in the rain and found Shelter in the wonderful market, made even better as it was hosted by the lovely Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair. Having been a trader with Judy before I knew it would be a great fair. The staff are always super friendly and chatty, and the stallholders always have the best vintage around. The market was packed full of traders selling amazing vintage clothing, furniture and as you can tell from the photos lots of beautiful handmade jewellery. I sometimes feel with fairs, that I get vintage overload, having looked at so much it all blends into one and I give up.Here though Judy’s lot had obviously made sure that there was a wide diversity amongst her traders – there was beautiful Edwardian gowns, war time suits through to 80’s sequins and even on trend customised denim – my fave being this ombre denim jacket pictured below!
What I found most amazing was the prices – so many stallholders had £5 rails, (cheaper than most charity shops) with even sequined mohair jumpers that usually cost £30. If I had the room in my bag I would have bought so so much, but I was good and only came away with 2 dresses. It was a brilliant market and I shall definitely go again. The location is perfect, as it was located on Shoreditch high-street it was only a 5 minute walk from Brick Lane for even more vintage wonder and delicious foods. Oh, and there were A LOT of puppies, which made my day! (I’ll do a seperate post on the dresses i bought, cause they obviously deserve there own) I wore my quite a few seasons old but very expensive green Topshop coat with a leopard print collar. However much I love it, it served little purpose on the very cold and rainy saturday!
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