Hello March! Our Vintage Line-Up

Call the police – it appears somebody has stolen the first quarter of the year! They say time flies when you’re having fun, and with a crazy-busy start to our vintage 2016, we simply can’t believe that we’re already heading in March.

The vintage fun isn’t letting up for any of our three brands – Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair, The Vintage Kilo Sale or The Furniture Flea. Read on to hear what we have in store for you this month…

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Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair
With an ethos of affordability, the formula for our fairs is a simple one; gather premiere vintage traders from all over the UK, check them for affordable, eclectic vintage stock and gather them together in the biggest cities across the UK. Expect everything from the 20s right through to the 90s – mens and womenswear, homeware and accessories, all topped off with lashings of cake from our exclusive tea party provider. Here are our dates for March –

5th March – Nottingham Trent Student’s Union (RSVP here)
12th March – Oxford University Catholic Chaplaincy (RSVP here)
19th March – Birmingham Custard Factory (RSVP here)
20th March – Clapham TA Centre 73 Kings Avenue (RSVP here)

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The Vintage Kilo Sale
Join the UK’s longest-serving vintage kilo sale for tonnes of retro fun. Pick and mix 1000s of mens and womenswear items from the 1970s-90s – all seasons and styles – and pay just £15 per kilo. Weigh more, pay more; weigh less, pay less. What’s not to love?

12th March – Liverpool Guild of Students (RSVP here)
13th March – Manchester The Union MMU (RSVP here)
20th March – Bristol Paintworks (RSVP here)

10978545_10153072229581798_6924005862900749957_nThe Furniture Flea
Founded in 2010 from a gap in the market and some serious love for old-world furnishings, The Furniture Flea covers furniture and homewares, textiles and electricals, a showcase of decoration from the fifties and beyond, all bound by affordability. Visitors can expect a good selection throughout the UK and to never go flat-pack again!

12th March – Leeds Corn Exchange (RSVP here)
20th March – Bethnal Green York Hall (RSVP here)

SS15 Worthy Trends To Look Out For At A Kilo Sale

Just like boomerangs, carousels and 2006 Justin Timberlake singles, what comes around in fashion always goes back around. Where the high street looks to exploit our desire for on-trend clothing by recreating looks from decades past – while slapping on a hefty price tag – a keen eye at a kilo sale can see you grab fashionable items as they were originally intended, in great condition.

With that in mind, we’ve scoured the upcoming fashion trends for 2015 and have put together our top five that you can easily recreate from our upcoming kilo sale stock. Not sure which event is closest to you? Just check out our Events page on Facebook – Sheffield, London, Leeds and Bristol are just some of the cities that will be getting the vintage treatment very soon.

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According to colour-palette heroes Pantone, blue is going to be a big hue for SS15, particularly the softer shades – aquamarine, scuba blue, and dusk blue. With so many fabrics to choose from, the kilo is the perfect place to snap up this trend – think flowy dresses, cashmere cardigans and pretty blouses.

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The weather may be a little glum for Woodstock wardrobes at the moment, but come spring, 70s is the decade that will be under the high fashion radar. Think bell bottom jeans, sweater vests, scarfs worn around the head, embroidered dresses… you name it, and you can find it lurking in our kilo tubs.

10849774_10152649882973737_1477916636550524680_nDOUBLE DENIM
Double denim is showing no signs of disappearing – Burberry and Gucci both went big on indigo washes for their SS15 shows. This is a trend to have fun with – layer a light denim dress under a darker shirt, go for a fur-lined jacket to stave off the cold or rock that full jumpsuit you’ve found on a rail but aren’t sure about. Take the risk – at just £15 a kilo, it could be the biggest bargain of the year!

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WEAR YOUR WORDS
From the Frosties tiger to your favourite sports team, 2015 is the year to say it loud and proud with logos and lettered statements. Plan off-duty chic in a slubby sweater or layer a tee over a collared shirt from a more fashion-forward yet formalized look – we love a bit of layering!

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The louder the better! In fitting with the 70s trend, ditsy florals are taking a backseat while the bigger loud prints bloom, full of Hawaiian boldness and juicy colours. Not sure where to start? A printed skirt or pair of cute culottes can be paired with more minimal items for a fun yet functional look, or go all out in our wide range of retro tea dresses.

Simply can’t wait to kilo your way into SS15? We got plenty of events happening this very month! Check out our events page here and don’t forget to show us your bargains with the hashtag #kilobargains on Twitter and Instagram.

Bethnal Green’s Affordable Vintage Fair – October 2014

Back on October 5th the Judy’s team set up shop at our old favourite York Hall – Bethnal Green! With 40+ stalls of vintage fashion, accessories and homewares PLUS an exclusive book launch of Style Me Vintage: Accessories. Check out what we go up to (all images Hanson Leatherby)! View the whole album here. DSC_1767

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Style Me Vintage: Accessories authors Naomi Thompson and Liz Tregenza with our competition winner!

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The Vintage Mafia ladies Jeni & Fleur

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Catherine Holm pans by trader Top Tat

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Fair Manager – Emily

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Trader – Cat from Vintage Fever

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Trader – Megan

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Trader – Liz from Easy Tiger Vintage

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A happy shopping with Holly from H.E.R. Vintage

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Trader – Adele from Tallulah Vintage

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Amber Jane from www.theatreoffashion.co.uk

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Our iconic venue – York Hall

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Fair Manager – Scarlett

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Happy customers at the tea party – courtesy of Pear of Peas!

L1051813 L1051819 L1052012 Did you join us in Bethnal Green? Why not share your snaps over on Twitter or Instagram! Miss out on our last event? Don’t worry, we’ll be back on DECEMBER 14th of a special festive edition of Bethnal Green’s Affordable Vintage Fair! Click on the flyer for more information! bethnalgreenchristmasflyer