Whilst the sun was beating down on Sunday, I decided to step inside fashion’s past. I took a trip to Pavillions in Birmingham to enjoy their fabulous vintage fair, and suffice to say, there were bargains galore to be picked up.
In this time of recession, Pavillions deserves praise for being able to provide shoppers with extra-special experiences to enhance their shopping trip, and placing a free entry vintage fair inside the centre was a great way of encouraging new customers to visit. Over 60 stores were involved in the fair, selling a whole range of vintage, and vintage inspired goods. There were stores focused on jewellery created using old pieces that had been reworked and remodelled, amazing period fashions, glamorous evening bags from a bygone era and gorgeous chintzy crockery and china.
I loved the fact that all eras were covered, from 1950s prom dresses, to 60s shifts, 70s maxi’s with original Dotty P labels, and 80s glitter and shoulder pads. The other amazing thing about this fair, which had attracted traders from all over the UK, was that it was so very cheap. One store had an amazing array of vintage dresses all priced at just £5, whilst another was selling a 1980s Burberry mac for £70 – an absolute steal.
This was a great vintage treat which I hope Pavillions repeat sometime soon..maybe close to Christmas time!(Hint!)