Clerkenwell Established in 2009, Showcasing 50 of the very best dealers in 'quality' vintage apparel. The vision behind Clerkenwell was a vintage ‘experience’ offering not only 50 of the finest traders from all over the globe but on-the-spot alterations, a vintage salon, personal shoppers & vintage style experts, resident artists, a florist & live music.
Spring Fair Sunday 22nd April 11am-5:30pm £5 entry
The next edition of Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair takes place on Sunday 22nd April, marking nine years since its founding and making it one of the longest-running and most respected fairs in London.
This year is a particularly poignant one, as the fair has moved to the Freemasons Hall Covent Garden.
Recognising the need for London to have a premium vintage event in Central London selling unique pieces from little known-brands to pre-loved designer labels such as Chanel, Dior, Burberry, and Vivienne Westwood, Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair is establishing itself as the go-to fair for fashion lovers. Already a top destination with industry insiders including design houses, stylists, costume designers and more, our aim is to further cement ourselves as an essential service to the industry, with the important role that vintage plays within it, while also creating an enjoyable shopping experience for London’s style enthusiasts.
Fair-goers can expect to find 50 traders selling womenswear, menswear, accessories and textiles dating from the Victorian era to 1990s.
Mannequins styled by Rebecca Sweeting (Please email for further details or to purchase)
London Fashion Weekend is here and the The Vintage Collections are at Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair this Sunday. In our new Central London venue, Freemasons’ Hall, regularly used for fashion shows, award ceremonies and dinner dances, most notably, the Fashion Scout emerging designer catwalks during London Fashion Week, who have just hosted another season. We’ll have styles spanning over 100 years of fashion that inspire contemporary collections and the best designer vintage labels.
Whether you’re scouting for new-season inspiration, sourcing for your next photo shoot or need a fresh wardrobe update our 50+ traders will have you sorted from head to toe with sensational vintage apparel. Come and visit us in our NEW home in the heart of Covent Garden and enjoy the beautiful architecture while discovering knowledgeable traders with decades of combined experience including product development for major fashion houses, costume design for theatre, film and television, as well as styling for fashion editorial and music videos.
Regular customers to our fairs will no doubt have their list of favourite regular traders picked out such as Lady Jane’s Vintage Bandwagon, May Cottage Prints, Chi Chi Ra Ra Vintage, A Loose Arrangement, Little Venice Vintage, Viva Vintage Jewels, June Nevin, Paulo Portobello, The Antique and Vintage Wardrobe, Squirrel Vintage, Cloud Cuckoo Land, Miniola Vintage, Rebecca Sweeting, HDO Vintage, Vintage Gisela and Bimp Tulip. From 1920s flapper dresses to 70’s Biba coats, French workwear and 90s couture, our cherry-picked traders have varying expertise and specialisms to cater to every style hunter.
1940’s Motorcycle Jacket – Bimp Tulip
Miss Mouse 70s Chenille 2 Piece – Chichirara Vintage
Vintage Sating Pants & Decorative Ironwork – Linda Powell
Vintage Tiara & Hair Pin – The Antique and Vintage Wardrobe
We’re delighted to welcome back some returning traders to include Mimi Lem founder of I-Wear Vintage all the way from Brussels with 100’s of pairs of statement sunglasses like these 1980’s Givenchy tortoiseshell frames with organic lenses. Nothing says ”no camera’s please” like a pair of sunglasses…
Fuji Kimono returns with her unequaled collection of vintage kimonos, shibori, boro, hakama and tabi boots. From delicate cherry blossom prints to bold geometric designs there will be something for everyone.
Label lovers you’ll find everything from 70’s Halston to Pucci, Fiorucci and Bill Gibb on this stand. Chloe Lefay of Crystal Vintage returns from East Sussex in her Horse Truck full to the brim of special pieces amassed for our fair. With an eye for style and design over revival trends expect a well curated stand with fresh approach.
Also travelling up to Central London from the South West coast is Lynda Ryan with 1940s & 50s womenswear & accessories as well as her collection of high end designer vintage from labels such as Dior, Chanel, Balenciaga, YSL and Gucci.
90’s Chanel Leather Runway Jacket
Swans & Donkeys return with their enchanting collection of jewellery and fashion dating from 1930s-1970s. The entire collection was amassed from their late mother and grandmother to society events in London and Paris. Some of the pieces come with photographs of them wearing the garments.
Details of a 1930’s chiffon, lame and lace dress
NEW to our fair but certainly not new to the industry is Naomi Leigh who has been trading for nearly 40 years at fairs and the antique market on Camden Passage. Naomi sells exquisite antique and costume jewellery dating from 1900’s-1970’s and collectible handbags. Naomi will be bringing her finest collection to our show to include these HUGE paste earrings…
Laura Von Behr is relatively new to the vintage scene joining our family of traders this year with a well curated stand of womenswear dating from 1920s-1980s with an eye for great design and print. Laura’s favourite era’s are 1930’s and 70’s. This fabulous 1970’s Pucci number will be among her rails this Sunday…
Promoting everyday affordable vintage is Viva Soul London. Menswear & womenswear ranging from 1960s-1990s. Bag yourself a bargain this Sunday to include this fuschia pink grosse grain Bob Mackie suit.
Lastly we welcome legendary designer Malcolm Hall to our show this Sunday who designed costumes for the Rock Icons of the 1970’s. Among Malcolm’s clientele were The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Abba, Mott the Hoople, Slade and Mud. Malcolm will be bringing his flamboyant collection of silk and satin circa 1975 suits and leather jackets as well as pieces from his vintage bridal collection. This stand will be mobbed with collectors, stylists and vintage dealers looking for pieces with great provenance. Yuo couldn’t get a better story than this hand-painted satin and gold suit designed for Jimmy Page!
Concerned about the perfect fit? No need! Bespoke local tailoring service Faustus London will be on hand to discuss your needs so you won’t need to compromise on the dream dress or suit. Just pop in the dressing room and let them pin you in. They’ll have the garment back to you by the time you’ve finished browsing the fair.
It’s the most fashionable time of the year in London! We’re looking forward to greeting many stylists, designers, and industry guests this Sunday, as well as sharp-eyed vintage shoppers, to Freemasons’ Hall in Covent Garden.
There’s ample FREE parking in the surrounding area from 06:30-12 midnight.
We welcome legendary designer Malcolm Hall to our show this Sunday 25th February who designed costumes for the Rock Icons of the 1970’s! Among Malcolm’s clientele were The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Abba, Mot The Hoople, Slade and Mud. Malcolm will be bringing his notably flamboyant circa 1975 silk and satin suits, leather jackets designed in 1979 and pieces from his vintage bridal wear collection.
This stand will no doubt be mobbed with collectors, stylists, rock n rollers and vintage dealers who are always on the lookout for pieces with great provenance. Well you couldn’t get a better story than this hand-painted satin and gold cord suit designed exclusively for Jimmy Page…
Today and everyday is for loving yourself and that significant other. Here’s our Top 10 list of vintage gifts for him, for her and for you that have withstood the test of time to include 10 ‘2 for 1 tickets’ to our fair on 25th February…
Bellstaff Storm Coat
Cowichan Totem Pole Cardigan
Alaia Shoes 8. Statement Designer Sunglasses 9. Diamonds 10. The Vintage Collections (Join our facebook event HERE for ‘2 for 1’ ticket deal) Enjoy a romantic day out browsing menswear, womenswear, accessories and textiles in our stunning NEW venue in the heart of Covent Garden. They’ll be something for everyone and plenty of places to dine and sip cocktails afterwards. Love from CVFF x
Looking to the street-style stars and A-list FROW at London Fashion Week nothing says ”no cameras please” like a pair of sunglasses! i-wear vintage return to our 1st show of the year next Sunday 25th February all the way from Brussels with 100’s of pairs of statement vintage eyewear including these 1980s Givenchy tortoiseshell frames with organic lenses.
Teeny weeny 90’s sunnies might be ‘in’ but if you want to stand out from the crowd the bigger the better!
Keep your eyes peeled for our Fair Preview next week and bag yourself some new season vintage classics from an era of your choice.
Electric eclectic! We had so much fun shooting our 2018 campaign. Lot’s of embroidery, colour and textures to set the mood styled by one of our much loved traders, Rebecca Sweeting. Rebecca has been trading with us since we launched our fair in 2009 specializing in mainly Victorian through to 1920’s womenswear, unusual tribal accessories and trimmings. All these pieces can be yours at our 1st fair of the year on Sunday 25th February in our stunning NEW venue – Freemason’s Hall in Covent Garden.
Also based in Covent Garden is Faustus London where we shot our campaign who offer a bespoke tailoring and alterations service. Jonathan Loe, founder of Faustus London and his team will be joining us at the fair for those handy nips n tucks so you don’t have to compromise on that dream dress or suit.
A very big thank you to photographer Pat Little, make up Magdalena Krzyzostaniak, models Oyin Carew and Giulia Zangrillo and some of our traders: Linda Powell, Chrissie Harper, Enric Jorbe, Rebecca Sweeting and Paulo Portobello for providing the vintage pieces for our shoot. You can find these traders among 50 more showcasing their collections spanning over 100 years of fashion.
2018 – Freemasons’ Hall 60 Great Queen St, London, WC2B 5AZ
Our award winning fair will be the first Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair of 2018 and the first time our vintage shopping event will be held in a Central London location. Moving from Shoreditch to the stunning Freemasons’ Hall in the heart of Covent Garden, conveniently located for locals and tourists seeking out the fashion capital’s famous vintage scene, we’ll be bringing a taste of the East London scene to a much wider audience.
The Art Deco, Grade 11-listed building was designed by Henry Victor Ashley and F. Winton Newman and is regularly used for fashion shows, award ceremonies and dinner dances, most notably, the Fashion Scout emerging designer catwalks during London Fashion Week, which will have just hosted another season.
Join us in our NEW home and be inspired by the beautiful architecture and West End neighbourhood while discovering 50 traders, each cherry-picked for their excellent design eye, quality vintage, and plethora of choice.
Freemasons Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, WC2B 5AZ
Inspiring the catwalks!
London’s leading vintage fair arrives at its new home, the stunning Freemasons Hall, Covent Garden on 25th February 2018.
Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair will be bringing its award-winning shopping event brimming with 50 cherry-picked traders, selling womenswear, menswear, accessories, jewellery and textiles dating from the 1900s-1990s to the Grade II-listed, Art Deco building designed by Henry Victor Ashley and F. Winton Newman.
Already a popular event during London Fashion Week, particularly with designers, stylists and fashion editors hunting for new-season inspiration, they’ll now be able to book their stay at one of central London’s chic fashion hotels and fit in a shopping trip with their favourite vintage fair after hitting the catwalk shows.
Also a firm favourite with shopaholics looking for an enjoyable day out to update their wardrobes with unique fashion, they’ll be able to meet with our expert traders who can tell you about each garment’s history and then relax with a cocktail or afternoon tea.
Surely the most stylish vintage shopping event in the capital, come and discover our exciting new location!
Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair’s London Fashion Week special takes place on Sunday 25th February 2018 from 11am until 5:30pm at Freemasons Hall, 60 Great Queen St, London, WC2B 5AZ. Entry to the fair is £5 (£2 for students) on the door.
We’re feeling festive for our last fair of the year on Sunday 3rd December with sensational party dresses and gifts galore! With such a great selection of present ideas for him and for her, we hope you’ll find that something special for that someone special.
We’ll also be getting you in the mood with festive music and delicious home baked Christmas treats and tipples too from Roving Café London served up all day in the courtyard.
With over 50 of the very best cherry-picked traders they’ll be a great selection of antique and vintage fashion, accessories and textiles for you to browse and tick off your Christmas shopping list.
Many of our regular traders are back including Annie Curtis-Jones with designer fashion from the likes of Chanel and Thierry Mugler, June Nevin with classic menswear, Nicky Press from Viva Vintage Jewels who specialises in designer jewellery from brands such as Givenchy, YSL & Chanel as well as cultured pearls and art deco pieces, Denise Liparoto from Beauty in Utility with unique vintage fabrics perfect for your Christmas table, kimonos and full length mohair wraps big enough to snuggle up in front of the fire together this winter. HDO Vintage will be going all bling with original 80’s handbags in mint condition and men’s 1930’s cuff links, Bimp Tulip will have the boys well kitted out from head to toe in American knitwear, 40’s suits, 50’s shoes and silk neck ties and Lady Janes Vintage Bandwagon will have those boho party dresses from labels such as Biba, Ossie Clark and Janice Wainwright.
Joining them will be some fantastic new names to the fair.
Hornets Vintage is the stand to stop by to pick up outstanding quality and truly luxurious Christmas gifts. Bill Hornets, founder of Hornets Vintage on Kensington Church St is a veteran fashion and accessories collector. The 1st shop specialised in menswear and was one of the 1st vintage shops in London branching out this year with shop number 2 dedicated to high end vintage womenswear. This will be the very 1st time Hornets trade at a London fair so be sure to visit their stand while you can.
Annelie is a serious textiles, fashion and accessories dealer from Paris with a particular passion for quirky 1920s and 1930s pieces. Her range of clients include notable collectors and designers. Annelie can usually be found in flea markets and brocante fairs in France and very rarely trades in London so well worth visiting her stand whilst she’s here.
Peep Eyewear debut at our Christmas Special with their fantastic range of quality vintage sunglasses as well as frames for prescriptive lenses. Yes, Jo Skelton’s hubby and business partner is an optician so you couldn’t be in better hands when it comes to purchasing a pair of shades or reading glasses. Don’t forget to find out what strength is needed 1st or take a seat and get tested!
Olivia Alexander will be bringing a well curated selection of vintage womenswear, pieces so on-trend you’d think they were made yesterday but of course with the quality and craftsmanship of yesteryear.
Coming all the way from the Kent coast to join us, Jan Walker from Peticoat Lane Emporium in Ramsgate are here to get you all wrapped up for winter. Affordable vintage menswear & womenswear from the 50s-60s.
Laura Ferry of Hello Lolly Vintage will be bringing an array of vintage womenswear from 70’s sequin disco dazzlers to 80’s Kenzo coats, Welsh Tweed and pieces by Victor Edelstein best known for THE black dress he designed for Princess Diana worn when she danced with John Travolta.
With even more exquisite designer womenswear and accessories,
Madeleine Lejeune from Jewels After Dusk will be a must-visit for those Christmas shopping with an array of antique and costume jewellery dating from as early as 1870’s Victorian Cameo’s through to Deco rings and 1970s enamel pendants.
Henrietta Burton of Swans & Donkeys also debut at our Christmas Special with a really beautiful collection of jewellery mainly early to mid 20th century to include Victorian to 70’s disco! What’s more they all come beautifully packaged and ready to pop under the tree.
Nick Reed returns with a selection of uber cool poster art to deck your halls this Christmas. Perfect for the film buffs, rock n roll fans and graphic artists. What’s more there’s still time to get them framed in time for Christmas.
On top of that we’ve got some familiar faces returning once more. We’re warmly welcoming back Smashing Things with stunning antique & collectible jewellery, haute couture and vintage handbags, Rebecca Sweeting with exquisite early 20th century womenswear, accessories and tribal pieces all ready-to-wear and ripe for reinvention, Chota Bazaar with novelty Christmas brooches and a great range of quirky 1970s styles, House of Vintage UK with their well coveted collection of menswear & womenswear dating as early as 1900-1970s and Cloud Cuckoo Land with costumes and early century womenswear including New Year’s Eve-ready flapper dresses.
So, what are you waiting for? Purchase your pre-booked tickets to our Christmas fair on 3rd December HERE
Tickets are also available on the door at £4 (£2 for students). We’ll be at The Yard, 89 & ½ Worship St, London, EC2A 2BF from 11am until 5pm (10am entry for trade buyers only). See you there!
Well this is it folks! Our final fair of the year. This is your last chance to find the perfect party dress for the festive season and unique, antique and vintage gifts that won’t double up under the tree.
The Yard in Shoreditch will be decked with festive spirit and beautiful vintage wares. Make it a Christmas she won’t forget with a sentimental gift that has great provenance and meaning.
They’ll be plenty to choose from with over 50 cherry-picked traders offering antique an vintage designer jewellery, silk designer scarves in original boxes, sunglasses, vintage and designer bags, coats, stunning party dresses for the festive season dating from 1920s – 1900s and plenty of labels for that extra special woman in your life such as Dior, YSL, Biba, Ossie Clark, Chanel and Balenciaga.