Monthly events across south London (Catford, Beckenham and Tooting)
Established by friends Alan Old and Alison Davis in 2015, the wittily named So Last Century has gained a reputation for organised, friendly events, that are always well publicised and attract a good number of south London’s vintage loving community. What sets these fairs apart is the emphasis on reasonably priced vintage goods from homeware to fashion. You’ll find lamps, artwork and furniture with lots of original 20th century design on display for a fraction of the price of high-end vintage stores. Among the recent bargains was a fantastic Marcel Breuer style leather and steel armchair for just £130 and a beautiful wooden train and carriages for just £35. The regular vintage art and print seller is worth seeking out with his great stock and bespoke framing service. There are a number of vintage fashion specialists with large, well chosen stock, so fashionistas will not be disappointed and many of the other traders also sell good quality, affordable jewellery and accessories. The fair also features a clutch of original designer-makers and artists
So Last Century takes place at a number of venues across south London, with St Dunstan’s College in Catford being the largest. Whichever one you attend you’re bound to have a great time and there is always a good in-house café to enjoy a break and admire your latest purchases. Take a look at their website for forthcoming events.
This feature is taken from our forthcoming book:
by Andrew Kershman