The Yard Shoreditch
891/2 Worship Street, EC2A 2BF
Clerkenwell Vintage Fair was set up by vintage fashion enthusiast Savitri Coleman back in 2009 and has since then gained an international reputation and a loyal following. The event has recently relocated to a large Victorian warehouse just 5 minutes from Liverpool Station, but the move has not dampened the enthusiasm of the 50 vintage specialists that set up here or their clientele, who trek from far and wide in search of stylish additions to their wardrobe.
The fairs are not just a meeting place for buyers and sellers of vintage clothing and accessories, but a real celebration of classic style and glamour with quite a few of the traders and visitors taking the opportunity to strut out in their glad rags and enjoy themselves. If you’re looking for an authentic 1940’s zoot suit, a raw silk kimono or a 70’s Biba outfit, there’s a good chance you’ll find it here and there’s also an alteration service if your beloved new garment needs a nip and tuck. If you are after vintage style, without the vintage, Elaine Bernstein offers her own classic designs off the peg.
The Roving Café London park their vintage Piaggio in the courtyard on the day, serving delicious and comforting food for all tastes and dietary requirements using locally-sourced produce and prosecco cocktails for just a fiver!
Clerkenwell Vintage is a monthly event that is well worth seeking out, once you’ve been to one you’re sure to come back for more. Take a look at their website for forthcoming events.
this in a feature taken from our forthcoming book:
by Andrew Kershman