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Pop-Up Vintage in Hassocks

9 March 2013 One Comment

Just a ten minute train journey away from Brighton, Pop-Up Vintage in Hassocks offers a great excuse to get out of the city on a busy Saturday.

Pop-Up Vintage Fair - Hassocks

The vintage fair at Adastra Hall has gone to strength to strength since the first event organised by friends Katie Ashworth and Annabelle Southall (above) in April last year, with traders and shoppers travelling from surrounding villages, towns, cities and even counties to enjoy shopping, indulgent snacks and live music.

Pop-Up Vintage Fair - Hassocks

The £1 entrance fee grants access to over 50 stalls offering vintage fashion, furniture, ceramics, soft furnishings, jewellery, books, flowers, handmade gifts and cards and much more.

Pop-Up Vintage Fair - Hassocks

As you would expect at an event in the Sussex countryside, many stalls cater for lovers of ‘shabby chic’, floral tea dresses and classic china – the type of finds that make up an idyllic cottage kitchen scene.

Pop-Up Vintage Fair - Hassocks

Pop-Up Vintage Fair - Hassocks

Yet for those who like their vintage a little bit more modern, there is also a wide range of Mid-Century fabrics, fashions and homewares available at affordable prices. We were particularly taken with a table boasting cute ceramic animals, wallpaper and kitchenware from the 1960s, where we spent a good ten minutes discussing Biba and Horrockses fashions with the stallholder (and adopted the little deer in the above photo).

Pop-Up Vintage Fair - Hassocks

If you’re a regular at Brighton vintage events, you’re likely to spot a few familiar faces and even make some new friends and acquaintances at this sociable fair – it’s so popular you often have no choice but to stop and chat until there’s space to move on.

Pop-Up Vintage Fair - Hassocks

With the price of a return train ticket from Brighton (£4.50 adult) and the entrance fee totalling just over £5, it’s a small price to pay for a change of scenery, a unique shopping experience and a good excuse to raid Hassocks’ charity shops on your way back to the station. Well, it’d be rude not to…

Pop-Up Vintage Fair - Hassocks

See more photos from Pop-Up Vintage on the Vintage Brighton Facebook page and if you’ve been to the fair let us know what you thought by leaving a comment below. 

Pop-Up Vintage Fair - Hassocks

Pop-Up Vintage Fair - Hassocks

Pop-Up Vintage Fair - Hassocks

Pop-Up Vintage Fair - Hassocks

Pop-Up Vintage Fair - Hassocks

Pop-Up Vintage Fair - Hassocks

Pop-Up Vintage Fair - Hassocks

Pop-Up Vintage Fair - Hassocks

Pop-Up Vintage Fair - Hassocks

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