Fashion at Vintage is a truly bespoke offering, an experience that fits your passion like a 1950s glove and lets us celebrate the very best of British fashion creativity. Whichever decade excites you - fashion at Vintage addresses the era’s dresses and suits (for all our gents out there) in a mesmerising display of catwalk shows, hands-on-creative workshops and touching vignettes from designers, models and noted vintage experts.
Only at Vintage can you spot the iconic creations of Mary Quant, Ossie Clark and Vivienne Westwood on the Vintage Fashion Theatre runway, see the fashion loves of a Sixties cover girl revealed before your very eyes, and turn your hand to sewing a 1950s circle skirt or a spot of Saville Row pattern cutting.
All this before you’ve even had a chance to look around the Vintage Marketplace or have your hair backcombed and sprayed in the Vintage Hair & Beauty Salon! The Vintage Marketplace hosts purveyors of fashion and accessories brings together couture labels with prêt a porter and street style from the 1920s through to the 1980s. There is no excuse to miss out on a bit of vintage shopping!
Vintage provides hair and beauty makeovers to keep you looking and feeling fabulous, day and night. Decade specific looks from 1920s to the 1980s, iconic styles and glamorous touch ups are available from our dedicated hair and beauty salon.
Our hair and beauty salon offer Vintage goers, hair styling and makeup needs from 1940s finger wave, 50s liquid liner flick, 60s bouffant Beehive to 80s New Romantic curls and high volume waves.
“Although the festival embraces music, film, art and design, the primary focus is fashion, with a pop-up high street and rows of tents selling everything from prim twinsets to vintage lingerie” - The Guardian
The Vintage Marketplace, hosts purveyors of fashion and accessories, brings together the finest purveyors of vintage clothes, accessories, mid century modern homewares, records, music memorabilia and up-cycled ephemera.
Think of this as a veritable vintage playground, without paying through the mouth, incorporating fashion to furniture, up-cycled and craft, perhaps the biggest gathering of vintage vendors that Europe has ever seen. Ossie Clark to Mary Quant, cocktail shakers to leather, over 200 stalls all dedicated to the eclecticism of our history; swinging sixties to thirties glam, the kitsch and the collectible, a testament to the way we dress, without paying an arm and a leg. That’s what we’re all about.
"From dapper chaps to sixties hellcats, land girls through to flappers, where better to source British style than in the homes and wardrobes of the past. Celebrating a century of trends from the hanger to the street, welcome to the Vintage Marketplace!"
"Integral to the festival, the Marketplace is much more than its stalls, offering the stomping ground of the stylish, constant inspiration and the perfect stylish runway on which all of our revelers walk. From the mod to the rockabilly, the punk to the pristine, it’s a nod of the cap to the history of fashion , retail therapy, the best vintage traders - a walking, talking chronicle of cool – we hope to see you there!" - Judy Berger The Vintage Marketplace Curator
Style hunters roam the Vintage site to snap the most fashion-savvy festival goers. Watch out for our special ‘fash-mob’ catwalks, where our chosen ‘style hunted’ gather for a one-off event.