I am not a huge fan of shopping and despite the fact I work in fashion and love collecting things, a retail experience has to be extraordinary to get me excited (unless of course its COS, which makes me hyperventilate!). I do however love car boot sales, markets and jumble sales, as there is always the chance you may find a fabulously old and eccentric bargain.
The North London Vintage Market is a little like a carefully curated Village Fair – complete with cakes – and the last one I visited was so good I had to make an emergency dash to the cashpoint! The stalls offered a unique selection of one off vintage curiosities, accessories, kitchenalia, books, ephemera, clothing and homeware dating from the late 1800’s to the 1970’s. A number of the stallholders are also regulars at great Spitalfields Antique Market, meaning the diversity and standard is very high.
The next market will be on the 2nd of July and rather fabulously it’s going to be in Stoke Newington, literally minutes from my house! As a disciple of the Church of Stop Shopping, take it from me, it’s worth a visit!
North London Vintage Market – Sat 2nd July