A Christmas gift should be something meaningful and hard to forget. So getting that special somebody a gift is a great way to show just how much they mean to you. As the Christmas Shopping season, we turn our spotlight to one of a kind gifts that are unlikely to be found elsewhere, like Vintage stuff. They’re unique, timeless and even though most Africans aren’t exactly lovers of all things Vintage as it’s seen as an English thing, but it’s certainly something to consider if you’re looking to get something different for your loved one especially if they love classic or timeless pieces.
Vintage fairs are great for this, and there’s also a high possibility of bagging yourself a timeless designer piece for a bargain.
Fortunately, The Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair is being hosted in Clerkenwell in North London on the 23rd Of November, from 11am-5pm. Tickets are £4 per person, however student discount is available. The fair started in 2009 with an aim to bring 1800-1980’s fashion back to life. With live music, personal shopping, same-day-alterations, a vintage salon, vintage experts, and 50 of the best vintage traders in the UK. From the likes of Dior, Vivienne Westwood, YSL, Chanel, Saville Row, Ossie Clark, Gaultier and Biba, The Vintage fair stocks it all.
A Gold heart Vivienne Westwood Brooch, A 1940’s embellished satin dress, a Revillon Fox wrap, and a 1950’s Christian Dior necklace are all up for grabs at the event, plus many more!
Savitri Coleman is the genius behind the fair, the award winning events organiser is known for her crazy and quirky vintage fashion. In the hope of convincing all you lovers of contemporary fashion, Coleman highlighted 5 reasons why a vintage gift will be the best idea this Christmas:
1) Vintage gifts are 100% unique
2) When you buy a vintage gift, it will be worth much more in the future, so its a great investment
3)the gifts have a great history to them, which would be intriguing to find out
4)Anyone would love a vintage gift
5) It shows that you put a lot of thought in the gift idea
Let us know if you agree or if you’re attending, send us pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org.