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[22 Oct 2017 | No Comment]
How to sell at vintage fairs, markets & festivals

Taking the step from shopper to trader can seem a natural one for many vintage fashion fans – especially if your home is groaning under the weight of your magpie finds. And while eBay, Depop and Etsy let you set-up shop from the comfort of your sofa; vintage markets, fairs and events offer a different kind of lure. If you want to shift stock at volume, minus the hassle of P&P and plus the personal rewards that face-to-face trading can bring, market trading could add up for you. So where do you start and what do you have to consider before you book your first stall? Always best to ask the experts…

Audrey Taylor, owns of All About Aud vintage boutique in Brighton’s North Laine, selling boho-style vintage and handmade clothing and accessories every Saturday at Upper Gardner Street Market as well as seasonally at local vintage events and festivals including Love Supreme, Wilderness, Bestival, Glastonbury, Isle of White, Secret Garden Party and V Fest.

Gemma Cockshott, founder of Just Vintage Clothing, sells vintage clothing and accessories regularly at fairs in Brighton and London, as well as at events such as Goodwood Revival and War and Peace Revival. Here they share their experiences:

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[20 Aug 2017 | 2 Comments]
Swing Patrol Brighton | Scott Cupit Q&A

Dance teacher and entrepreneur Scott Cupit founded Swing Patrol with business partner Claudia Funder back in 1998 and this Summer made the move to Brighton to grow this swing thing by the sea.

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[5 Aug 2017 | No Comment]
The Stanmer Revue | The Betty Lou Gin Club

It was a warm Saturday night in July as we followed a burlesque dancer through a crowd dressed in top hats and braces, flapper dresses and feather boas, shimming to a wild Bugsy Malone number with moonshine concoctions in hand.

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[4 Jun 2017 | No Comment]
Brighton Preloved Vintage Kilo

As the Preloved Vintage Kilo comes to Brighton for the first time on 11 June, events manager Jessica Gregory shares insider info on how it all works, what’s on offer on how to get the most from the sale.

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[17 Feb 2017 | 2 Comments]
New Road Brighton Vintage Market

A new vintage market debuts on Brighton’s New Road next month, bringing 50 vintage traders plus independent food vendors to the pedestrianised heart of the city.

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[8 Jan 2017 | No Comment]
Brighton Royal Pavilion Tunnel Tour

Imagine if while you were working off that Christmas weight you could stay out of sight by building yourself a tunnel from your house to wherever you needed to go…

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[31 Jul 2016 | No Comment]
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A new display at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery will celebrate the birth of UK punk this autumn to mark the cultural movement’s 40th anniversary.

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[14 Jun 2016 | No Comment]
Thrift Social: Fashion Cities Africa

Nairobi-based, thrift-loving fashion bloggers 2manysiblings share style tips at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery as part of the Fashion Cities Africa exhibition.

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[8 Jun 2016 | No Comment]
Vintage Kilo Sale: Vine Street Warehouse

There’s a new monthly vintage kilo sale in Brighton’s North Laine, selling dresses, skirts, shorts, jackets, knits, T-shirts, blouses and flannel shirts for just £15 per kilo and Swedish military jackets and shirts at £20 each.

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[15 May 2016 | No Comment]
My Vintage Brighton – Louise O’Mahony

Fifties-inspired dress designer Louise O’Mahony creates wedding, bridesmaid and party frocks for local brand Oh My Honey. Here she shares her tips on all things vintage and Brighton…

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[24 Apr 2016 | No Comment]
Vintage Airsteam bar comes to Hove Lawns

Events company Deco Noir is bringing a vintage Airstream bar to Brighton’s Foodies Festival in May, with cocktails and a photo booth served up inside an Art Deco-themed silver bullet trailer.

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[31 Mar 2016 | No Comment]
Big Day Planning with Belle’s Events

Belle’s Events is under new management, and owner and wedding photographer Sue Kwiatkowska plans to build on a celebratory start with vintage wedding fairs in both spring and autumn.

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[15 Mar 2016 | One Comment]
Brighton gets a photobooth emporium

A popular draw at retro venues and events, the retro photobooth is taking the the spotlight with its own premises in the heart of Brighton’s North Laine.

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[3 Mar 2016 | No Comment]
East Grinstead vintage stock clearance

If you were disappointed to miss out on the vintage retirement sale that attracted so much attention in January, we have another tip off for local vintage traders…

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[18 Feb 2016 | 3 Comments]
Fashion blogger opens Brighton vintage shop

A Brighton-based fashion blogger has opened a vintage “concept store” in the North Laine, mixing high-end vintage with independent designer fashion and accessories.