House Of Satin – with special Judy’s discount!

The lovely folks over at House Of Satin have kindly given Judy’s a special discount code for their beautiful, UK made lingerie! For 15% off your order just use judysvintagefair15 

unspecified-1A little bit about House Of Satin:

In 1948 Britain a charming young lady had an idea, to use the delicate and sumptuous off cuts from her bridal wear business. She whipped up delights of lacy brassieres and silky garter belts, and so a lingerie company was born…

Today, House of Satin is an independent company that is still creating beautiful vintage style lingerie, with satin soft bras that feel like air, and pretty shapewear that tames but never rolls!

This sweetly promising vintage lingerie is lovingly and consciously hand made to traditional methods, and every piece is as special and individual as the wearer.

unspecifiedWe absolutely LOVE that House Of Satin is a UK based brand with a lovely team of seamstress at the helm! We were sent some beautiful lingerie to take a look at and try…

HOSPictured is the foundation lace longline in black and foundation lace full brief in black! Both of these garments are made with gorgeous lace and create a lovely nipped in waist effect – perfect under those tricky 1950’s dresses!

Check out the rest of House Of Satin’s collections here!! Happy Shopping! 

Leeds Promoter Wanted

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Leeds based promoter required

We are looking for a Leeds based promoter to join our kilo team. If you have experience in social media promotion, PR and thrive working in a busy environment then we would like to hear from you. Here’s what our perfect person would look like: strong and confident, quick to learn, thinks on their feet, loves getting stuck into creative projects, loves vintage, likes cake and dogs (last two are essential).

What we offer: good rates of pay, interesting and fun work, full training, access to lots of vintage, work from home, team meetings in nice restaurants, the occasional team spa day…

You need to be available to work some weekends, some of the work requires evening hours, if you can drive and have a car then we would love you a little more..

If you think you’re suited for this job please send your cv, a good covering letter telling us a bit more about yourself, maybe a joke or your favourite dessert to judy@judysvintagefair.co.uk

Judy’s Resolutions for a Vintage 2017

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Well hello 2017! After celebrating another year of vintage with two weeks off, copious amount of Quality Street and all day Netflix binges, we are fully back in action for a new season. Armed with an array of new stationery (our favourite motivation), we’ve been busy planning and plotting for what we hope will be our best year yet!

While we can’t reveal all our special plans just yet, we do have a few resolutions we want to share with you…

More cities!
What better place to start than more dates? We’ve been listening carefully to all your suggestions and are pleased to have added several new cities to our roster – Reading, Durham, Southampton, Sheffield and plenty more to come across our three brands. Keep an eye out on our social media to see if we’re coming to your city, and always feel free to send us your suggestions.

Let’s get social 
Speaking of social, we want to bring the fun back to your Facebook feed. While we won’t be spamming you with the same dull memes and ‘tag a friend’ sessions, we will strive to share more of the things we love – think star buys from our events, upcycling inspiration and a few giggles to brighten your day.

Join the inner circle…
There’s going to be more ways than ever to get involved with our events this year. Whether it be taking up our 2-for-1 entry offers, being snapped by our street style team or even joining our staff team on an event day, your involvement goes above and beyond buying clothes – let’s start a revolution!

Want to make ethical shopping part of your 2017 mission? Check out our January events below –

Introducing Judy’s Affordable Vintage Digest Issue #9

screen-shot-2016-11-23-at-10-02-40Anybody else totally sick of winter weather already? It’s a good thing that today we’re bringing you a great excuse to stay inside – Judy’s Affordable Vintage Digest!

Now on it’s 9th issue, the digest is your peep behind the scenes at all things vintage fair, kilo sale and furniture flea. This season, we’re focusing on some serious nesting – from our top kitsch christmas decor ideas to blogger inspiration, there’s plenty of reasons to stay home! We also do our fair share of recollecting – check out our gallery of street style from some of our best events, learn from charitable celebrities through history or dream of summer days past with our postcards from Festival Number 6.

For those looking forward to the festive season, we also do our very own run-down of the seasons best fashion trends – the perfect ticklist to take with you to our next event.

So what are you waiting for? Pour that hot chocolate, stick on your christmas playlist and grab yourself a tablet, laptop or mobile – our mag is full optimised with live links to make finding further info that little bit easier.

As always, we’d love your feedback – if you have any comments, advice or would like to advertise and/or write for the magazine, do get in touch on magazine@judysvintagefair.co.uk. Happy reading!

Vintage Videos – Judy’s Hits YouTube

Over the years we’ve been lucky to receive our fair share of press – from blogs and social media tags to student papers right through to BBC Business, we always love seeing what you think of our events.

More recently though (we blame the long cold evenings), we’ve been dipping our toe into the eclectic world of YouTube, and are chuffed to see that we’re featured in a good few videos over there too! Whether you’re a newbie to our events or a seasoned pro, we’ve picked out some of our favourites that offer a great insight into our vintage fair and kilo sale. Who knows, maybe we’ll even make some videos of our own…

A Day At Judy’s Vintage Fair – Lola B Style Me

Vintage Kilo Sale Haul – Anna Primrose

Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair Haul – Get Fashioning

Huge London Vintage Haul – Fox & Feather

Feeling inspired to make some videos of your own? We’d love to see your haul, day in the lifes or video reviews! Why not visit one of our upcoming events and get started?

Something old, something borrowed…

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At the kilo sale we get our fair share of outfit inspiration from our customers – whether it’s a colourful hairstyle, a beautiful dress or a customised jacket. That said, sometimes we get a customer who goes that little bit further…how about a wedding dress?

If you were at our Birmingham kilo a few weeks back, you might have spotted Emma Gormally, or should we say, Emma Hutchinson. Delving deep into our kilo tubs, we suspected that her gorgeous frock might be the stuff of a photoshoot day out. Little did we know that it was actually Emma’s wedding day! An avid fan of the Custard Factory and it’s markets, we managed to track down the lady herself to find out about her fabulous vintage day out.

What brought you to The Custard Factory?
We got married in The Old Library. When Ben proposed this was the place he envisioned it would take place. We visit The Custard Factory a lot and I used to rent out art studios there in the past so we have lots of memories and associations with the place. I come to many markets at The Custard Factory as secondhand shopping is one of my favourite things to do – I will definitely be coming back for the kilo sale!

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img_9306 Tell us more about your day!
It was a truely beautiful day surrounded by our nearest and dearest. Our 18 month old son Arlowe wouldn’t leave his dads arms throughout the entire ceremony which actually made it all the more special. Our amazing photographer took some incredible shots in the streets surrounding the venue using street art and smoke bombs as our back drop.We then danced into the night…..

Was your wedding influenced by vintage in any other way? Your dress was absolutely beautiful, did this theme carry through the rest of the day?
I love all things vintage and some of my favourite vintage pieces from home became part of the decoration. Upon entering The Old Library for the first time I absolutely loved it but everything was white so I knew a huge injection of colour was needed. I am an Art tutor at a Special Needs College so I made the majority of the decorations myself but I did buy some Mexican picado flags online to really provide that sense of celebration and colour. I also used embroidery hoops in an alternative way as wall decorations with streams of ribbons cascading down from them. We also had a touch of Mills and Boon incorporated into the table signs to honour the original use of the building. Name cards were old library cards I stamped guests names onto.

I loved my dress and was really going for a vintagy look and was very happy to find this dress on ASOS for a bargain price.

img_9309What tips would you give brides-to-be on planning their big vintage wedding day?
My biggest tip would be just to take a moment where it’s just the two of you at some part of the day to catch your breath and take it all in. A friend of ours did just that, took both our hands and whisked us into a quite room, sat us down and it was such a lovely few moments.The day goes so unbelievably fast!

Advertise in Judy’s Vintage Digest #9

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Well hello vintage lovers, and happy October! We hope your Autumn has gotten off to a lovely start, whether that means settling into a new university term, a new school or perhaps even a new job.

As we draw towards the end of the year, we’re spending more and more cosy evenings inside, which is why we’re so excited to have started working on the 9th issue of our magazine. Ever wanted to get your vintage business, blog or project in front of the eyes of thousands? Of course you do! Your wish is our command, as this season we are looking for new advertisers in Judy’s Affordable Vintage Digest.

For those not in the know, the Digest is our official vintage magazine, allowing us to communicate ‘behind the scenes’ with our audience in the form of vintage style tips, interviews and of course, features from you, our wonderful traders. This magazine is then distributed to our extensive mailing list and across the social media networks of all three of our brands – Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair, The Vintage Kilo Sale and The Furniture Flea.

As of the first week of October 2016, our social channels are as follows –

Mailing List – 48,000

Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair
Facebook – 88.8K
Twitter – 17.3K
Instagram – 6.6K

The Vintage Kilo Sale
Facebook – 68K
Twitter – 1k
Instagram – 5.9k

The Vintage Furniture Flea
Facebook – 24.5K
Twitter – 700
Instagram – 3.8J

Advertise With Us!
Issue #9 is now firmly in production with an estimated launch date of November 21st 2016, and we’re looking to feature your business. A single classified spot costs just £10 and includes a live link to your business URL so customers can click through to your shop or page with ease. We welcome voucher codes and discount offers, but a strong striking image and a simple description works just as well. Classified spots are very limited so please be fast – you can email your interest to magazine@judysvintagefair.co.uk.

We also have options for full page, half page and quarter page ads as well as larger advertorials and on-the-blog content – please enquire with Jenessa for further details and negotiable pricing using the email address above.

Please see the link below for back issues of the Digest to give you an idea, and do not hesitate to get in touch with any questions!

AW16 Student Wardrobe Essentials

Freshers week is nearly over and it’s time to buckle down to some serious study – in serious style of course! We know well just how fashion-conscious student life can be, and rightly so – this is your time to express yourself, have fun and of course, flex that student discount!

All of that said, our entire ethos is affordability and we do believe that a great wardrobe can be achieved on a budget for those willing to hold out for the right pieces. Instead of buying cheap and often, we’re all about investing in well-made vintage that will look unique and see you through your undergrad years. Whether it’s an all-nighter in the library, a bar crawl or a lazy sunday in student halls, here are the vital vintage pieces that will see you through your degree years…

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Flannel Shirt
Our fairs and kilos are positively teaming with these beauties – pick your colour and fit and you’re good to go! Chuck on over a t shirt, jeans and converse for lectures, wear to bed or tuck into a skirt for casual drinks – or that inevitable cowboy-themed fancy dress night. Get a few of these beauties in your arsenal and the possibilities are endless.

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The first few weeks at Uni can be a little intimidating when it comes to making friends, which is why the classic band tee is such a perfection addition to our wardrobe – hello instant conversation starter! Whether you’re a pop fan or a heavy metaller, a cool tee is sure to see you getting a nod of appreciation from a likeminded fan on campus – just make sure that you’ve actually heard of the band you’re wearing!

Parka or Duffel Coat

No matter which part of the country you’ve decided to study in, chances are you’ll probably be in need of a practical coat (alright Mum). Say hello to the humble parka or duffel coat – practical in all weather, these classic designs go with everything and will keep you snug on those long walks to lectures when you’ve run out of bus fare. Patch yours up or add badges to make it super on-trend for AW16.

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Well-fitted Jeans
For days where you just can’t be bothered or days where you really can (we’re looking at that cutie in your 9am lecture), a well-fitting pair of jeans are the best place to start any uni outfit. Mom, Skinny, Bell-bottom…shop around until you find the fit that best suits you and run with it.

Party Dress/Outfit 
Whether you’re after an LBD or a more statement look, it’s so important to have an amazing out-out outfit that you feel great and confident in. A great party dress doesn’t have to be skintight and tiny – lots of vintage day dresses look fab when cinched in with a belt and paired with a statement shoe.

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Silk Scarf
For unwashed hair days or when your look needs a pop of colour, a jazzy scarf can elevate a boring outfit to a stylish one. Play about with patterns and colours – this is one shopping addiction that won’t take up too much room!

Need a bit of help with your capsule wardrobe? Check out our upcoming autumn events below where we will have all this stock and more…

 

Favourites from London Fashion Week SS17

Bet you thought we were all about vintage didn’t ya? Well, you’re obviously not wrong, but it has to be said that us fashiony types at Judy’s take a pretty hefty interest in new clothing too, especially when it comes to LFW. A place to champion new designers, celebrate the innovation of old ones and get a sneak peek into the classic designs of the future, what’s not to love?

While we haven’t quite made it to the cobbles ourselves, we have loved devouring the shows from the comfort of our own sofa and have picked out a myriad of favourite looks from this season. Whittling it down to just five, here are our top collections that showed more than a little nod to trends of yesteryear…

(all images courtesy of Wonderland Magazine)

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Mary Katrantzou
Eye-wateringly complex fabrics mixed with anakara-prints made for an electic look at Mary Katrantzou, indicative of a ‘more is more’ approach that has been creeping into fashion over recent years. We’re not sure we’d be brave enough to rock the whole look ourselves, but those psychedelic trousers definitely would have seen us right down a 70s disco.

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Comfy layers meets cutesy bunnies… Markus Lupfer stepped right into our 90s slumber parties for an interesting take on the ‘pyjamas as daywear’ look that’s been sweeping high fashion. Straight from the bedroom to the party – now this is some easy dressing we can get behind!

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Behold all things 80s! Chock-full of Kid’s-TV presenter worthy colours and tactile embellishments, this the collection we could see ourselves wearing best. Proof that the primary palette is definitely back in – geometric shapes and lots of black bring a high fashion edge to these play school shades to create something fun but still grown-up.

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H! by Henry Holland
Do we ever not love Henry Holland? Honouring his tenth anniversary at LFW by bringing back his now-classic slogan tees, we’re loving the nod to supermodels old and new in kitschy combos. ‘Let’s breed, Bella Hadid?’ Genius.

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Topshop Unique
Topshop Unique felt very 80s power mom this LFW season – whether dressed down in oversized denim and florals at home or vamped up in animal print for the office, the power play of the two different sides of woman felt clear and ultimately very wearable. Good news considering the fact that this is one of the few collections suitable for a less-than-decadent budget. Set us aside some zebra print – everyone knows that leopard is soooo last season.

Feeling inspired to make some wardrobe additions? Check out our upcoming events – you never know what styles you can find at a cut of the designer price!

Lincoln’s Affordable Vintage Fair – 24th Sep 2016

Hello AW16! A vintage what’s on guide

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Summer, you’ve been a blast – but our inner fashion geeks are beyond giddy to welcome in AW16! A time for thick tights, jewel tones and layering – and our busiest events season of the year.

For all the newbies out there, here’s what you can expect from our three brands…

Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair
The big daddy, the OG…Judy’s Vintage Fair has been going strong for nearly 11 years – once you’re inside one of our fairs, you’ll understand why! Bringing together some of the countries best and most eclectic traders, expect anything and everything from the 1920s-80s – we’re talking menswear, womenswear, accessories and homely knick knacks. Topped off with a tea party, this is your perfect weekend time travel day out – no flux capacitor needed.

Check us out on facebook here or select one of our autumn dates –

 

The Vintage Furniture Flea

Teak, Formica, Perspex…this is one for the retro homeware addicts. Sleek mid-century styles and kitsch designs live harmoniously together in our packed halls, sold at an absolute snip of online or high street boutiques. You go-to destination to get that ‘pinnable’ look you’ve been swooning over, it’s not just furniture either – there are home pieces galore to cater for even the smallest of budgets.

Check us out on facebook here or select one of our autumn dates:

The Vintage Kilo Sale

Time to pop some tags… The Vintage Kilo Sale is the UK’s original ‘by weight’ event, allowing thrifty shoppers to pick and mix stock from the 1960s-1990s – just like Woolworth’s Sweets! Charged at £15 per kilo, there is no minimum or maximum spend, with individual items weighing in as low as £1.

Check us out on facebook here or select one of our autumn dates: