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just another vintage market

The UK's Big Vintage and Fashion Fair, Manchester; 13th November.

Manchester is a city well known for it's love of vintage attire, you can't walk around the northern quarter without finding at least one vintage boutique nestled in between record shops and cafes. So it's no surprise that Liverpool's big vintage fair chose Manchester to hold their latest event.

just another vintage market

The big vintage fair started in Liverpool showcasing an abundance of vintage attire and independent designers whose style complements the vintage look. Having previously held events around Liverpool's city centre, the big vintage fair has took to the other great north west city Manchester, raiding The printworks for a day of stalls and treats.

With such a big day outlined by the big vintage fair it looked like buyers were set in for a treat. Stumbling into The printworks entrance to be greeted by the first selection of stalls dotted through the printworks street area. A little smaller a selection than was imagined for the street area, but plenty of stunning attire to browse was on show, from the stunning vintage faux fur coats of Snooky Ookums, to the outstanding jewellery designed by Angel v devil jewellery.

just another vintage market

Further stalls could be found further up the street and outside the entrance to Pure nightclub where the main part of the vintage fair was to be found.

Tucked away under the streets of The printworks, Pure nightclub was home to a wider selection of traders. Finally working my way through the winding tunnel of staircases to find the rest of the fair kicking off.

just another vintage market

Buyers could find plenty of stalls to tempt and treat, although a few empty spaces dotted throughout meaning that there was less stands and treats than anticipated. There was still plenty to browse around with an abundance of stunning vintage jewellery, clothing, & independent designers; from the quirky rockabilly jewellery of Lilly von pink whose moustache and pearl necklaces were an outstanding find, to Suicide dreams stunning array of jewellery and accessories, & some gorgeous glittery fascinators by Kiku boutique. The selection of designers on hand was a great introduction to just some of the outstanding alt talent growing in the north west.

Whilst it was a much quieter affair than anticipated it certainly made for a day out in Manchester to browse a more alternative selection of attire in the quarter of Manchester that's more familiar with high street fashion and restaurants, with the pop up shops amongst The printworks drawing in attention from passers by.

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