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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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[14 Nov 2016 | 2 Comments]
Worthing Vintage Shops Guide

Far from its reputation as a sleepy retirement town, Worthing’s vibrant arts and independent shopping scene have breathed new life into its rich cultural and architectural heritage over the past few years. Here, owner of Pin-Up boutique Retro Daisy, Shar Daws explains why she’s in good company with a run down of five must-visit Worthing vintage shops.

Retro Daisy

Worthing’s One Stop Bombshell Shop, stocking reproduction vintage clothing from across the globe, including Vivien of Holloway and House of Foxy, all manufactured in the UK, Pin Up Girl Clothing from the USA and Miss Candyfloss from Sweden. In sizes 6 to 26, prices start from just £15.99 for a dress.

Encore Antiques & Vintage

Encore Antiques & Vintage is a heaven for fans of Art Deco and Art Nouveau details so evident in many beautiful buildings throughout the town. Owned by a second-generation antiques dealer, it boasts a wide range of items spanning the 1800s right up to the 1960s, including beautiful vanity sets and dressing tables.

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[21 Dec 2015 | No Comment]
Burgess Hill vintage shopping guide

Around 15 minutes from Brighton, Burgess Hill has plenty to offer the vintage and second-hand shopper. Fiona Friend, who has just relocated her vintage boutique Wear It Again Sam to the town, gives us the tour…

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[19 Jul 2015 | One Comment]
Dreamland: Margate’s Postmodern Park

The Brutalist Sixties’ block that towers over Margate’s Dreamland makes for a distinctly British seaside scene. And a fitting backdrop to a pleasure park that takes its theme from the good, bad and ugly of its own social history.

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[21 Apr 2015 | No Comment]
East Grinstead VE Day street party

To mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, East Grinstead will recreate the town’s original 1945 Victory in Europe (VE) Day street party on 10 May.

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[7 Mar 2015 | No Comment]
Vintage and antiques shops in Rye

Rye is one of those perfectly picturesque Sussex towns where every third person seems to own a vintage or antique shop. From the wood-paneled lock-ups down at the Quayside to mid-century Americana on the High Street, here are five of our favourites.

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[17 Oct 2014 | No Comment]
New York – look up architecture

The New York skyline is one familiar to us all, but away from the tourist landmarks some of the best architectural discoveries can be found by walking the streets and simply looking up.

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[21 Sep 2014 | No Comment]
Dieppe & Rouen – buildings with history

Looking back at the long summer we’ve been blessed with this year, the stand out photos are from our annual trip to Dieppe – a modest French seaside resort with a fascinating front.

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[31 May 2014 | No Comment]
The Blitz Party D-Day Anniversary Special

Organisers of London’s popular The Blitz Party are hosting a special event to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings on 7 June at The Vaults in South Bank.

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[18 Jan 2014 | 2 Comments]
Shoreham-by-Sea – day trip diary

A 15 minute train ride along the coast and at under £5 for an off-peak adult return, the estuary town of Shoreham-by-Sea is a must-visit for lovers of vintage, stunning scenery and interesting architecture. See what we got up to on our visit in this visual diary…

The new footbridge allows easy access over the River Adur to the coastal side of the town, where mid-century beach-front houses sit streets away from an eclectic collection of houseboats and you can enjoy views over to the imposing Lancing College.

This side of the estuary is also home to Shoreham’s Art Deco Airport, the oldest licensed airfield in the UK.

As well as a 1960s German minesweeper, concrete barge and landing crafts, the community of houseboats includes those transformed by their handy owners, such as this sculptural pair – modified with parts of an old bus, three-wheeler and bath among other salvaged items.

As all good small towns should, Shoreham boasts several charity shops, with three large stores on the central East Street alone. Vintage-lovers should make a beeline for Cancer Research, which has a dedicated section of men’s and women’s vintage, as well as interesting books, crockery and accessories.

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[29 Oct 2013 | No Comment]
Tarmount Studios, Shoreham

Tucked away in an enclave of small independent shops and cafes and heralded by a life-size Fifties-inspired ‘Aunt Sally’, Shoreham’s Tarmount Studios Vintage Emporium opens out into an Aladdin’s cave of retro and vintage gems.

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[8 Sep 2013 | No Comment]
Crafty Magazine – from blog to book

Vintage Brighton editor speaks to three craft bloggers who made the successful transition from blog to book in the current issue of Crafty Magazine.

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[11 Aug 2013 | No Comment]
Bexhill & St. Leonards – day trip diary

One of the plus points in Brighton’s bumper book of brilliance is easy access to delightful day trip destinations. An hour on the train and you’re in Bexhill-on-Sea…

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[11 Aug 2013 | No Comment]
Moose’s Kitchen – St. Leonards-on-Sea

We were so taken with Mid-Century inspired vegan hotspot Moose’s Kitchen on a recent visit to St. Leonards that we had to track down manager Maresa Bossano for a chat.

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[5 Aug 2013 | No Comment]
Vintage Brighton in The Fabulous Times

VB editor has been featured as The Fabulous Times’ blogger of the month, revealing her favourite sites, what she loves most about blogging and offering advice to aspiring writers.