Anita’s Vintage Fashion Fairs have been bringing the most beautiful vintage clothes to London shoppers for over eight years. Travelling between Battersea and Notting Hill, they bring together some of the capital’s chicest boutiques under one beautiful roof.
Stalls selling beautiful clothes and accessories fill the space with beads and sequins half a century old glittering in the light. Boxes crammed with unique finds beg to be rummaged through, revealing handcrafted brooches and opera glasses with a thousand stories to tell.
Elaine Bernstein’s Gorgeous Clothes stall brings together a selection of stunning designer pieces from across the 20th century, from 20s flapper dresses with delicate crystal embellishments to 80s cocktail gowns that have been drawn from the selection at her north London boutique.
A range of glittering accessories and divine designer shoes in perfect condition only add to the temptation.
For a lovingly picked selection of adorable day dresses and and sweet evening looks, Dorsanne has something to choose from. And since each item has a styling tip on its tag, you’ll never struggle to put a perfectly retro outfit together again.
If you need something altering there’s even dressmakers armed and ready with sewing machines waiting in the foyer. You can flick through a 50 year old Vogue while you wait.
If you live and breathe the vintage way of life, there’s more than just stylish treads on offer.
An amazing collection of original and replica prints are available from Antik Bar. Whether its adverts for ballet performances that pirouetted across the stage half a dozen decades ago or posters for air travel to the exotic Far East you’re looking for, there’s something beautiful and unique to see in this vast collection.
For your vintage beauty needs, Pincurls and Pout are on hand to give you the perfect eyeliner flick or victory curls (if you don’t mind wearing curlers in your hair while it sets).
If your new clothes, hair and gorgeous shoes get you in the mood for dancing, Swingland are on hand to offer swing classes twice a day.
And if all that gets a bit much, you can take time out with a coffee and a sizeable chunk of homemade cake.