A couple or so weeks ago, on the 8th November to be precise, I was invited along to review the East London Vintage fair, a monthly vintage fair held at Clapton Round Chapel. Obviously a dream come true for me, I put my best (vintage) dress on for the occasion. The fair, created by Dominique Miller of Rabbit Moon Vintage, has over 40 stalls with vintage traders selling clothing from every era, plus there’s tea coffee, cake and toasties, and a DJ who plays records from the pulpit.
I’m already a big fan of the fair, I’ve been nearly every Sunday since it started back in the summer, it’s just around the corner for me, and it’s such a treat to be able to head over to it and be able to shop some vintage for myself for a change! You can spend hours wandering around all the different stalls, although I would advise to get there early to grab the best vintage pieces! It’s the best one I’ve been to by far, and I’ve been to a lot, I never leave here empty handed and the pricing is so reasonable too. It’s like a little treasure trove and there’s loads of bargain rails and special offers too.
There’s always tons of dreamy boho vintage every time which I love, along with lots and lots of special pieces anywhere from the 1920s to the1990s, and there’s a few menswear stalls too. This time I found this amazing Liberty floral print shirt (below), a gorgeous cropped lace shirt and some insane MARY QUANT(!) burgundy cord trousers from Rabbit Moon Vintage-keep a lookout for these in upcoming blog posts. It was so hard not to buy so much more, as usual!
What I always find really lovely about this fair is everyone is so friendly, so if you what to know more about the era of an item, or anything like that- just ask away, all the sellers have years of experience selling vintage and they really know their stuff. There’s also changing rooms too, and I’d say to bring some cash with as most stalls are cash only, however a few do take card, but it’s just easier to have the cash I always find. The stalls are always changing too so it’s different every time.
13th December 12pm – 6pm
The Round Chapel
1D Glenarm Road, (Just off Lower Clapton road)