Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Affordable Vintage

In the North East of England, vintage choice is not that extensive. There are a few vintage shops and a few more charity shops and car boot sales. This weekend however, the event Affordable Vintage Fair hits Northumbria University.

Organised by the founders of new ethical online magazine Daisy Green, the aim is to look at ways of buying quality clothes at affordable prices, remaining kind to the environment. Buying cheap throw-away fashion does not give the same buzz as finding a special one off piece for roughly the same amount of money.

There is a Make Create & Customise area, a Vintage Tea Party and Vintage Style Advisers on hand to make the vintage experience that much sweeter! The vintage fair is expected to have a high turn out. Main organiser Nicola Alexander says,

"I think vintage has been creeping into the mainstream for a a while now. Certainly I noticed it this year and with all the credit crunch talk and the suggestion that fashion needs to slow down, I think it's attracting a wider audience who aren't necessarily students".

So if you're in the area, it's a definite must-see, Saturday 10am-4pm.

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