Founded through love, lust and a little frustration ["I had nothing to wear!" declares founder Judy Berger "and vintage was through the roof!" ] The Affordable Vintage Fair was born in 2005 in our Yorkshire hometown of Leeds.
After much pondering, caffeine [and of course a spot of chocolate!] a formula for the fair was born; source amazing vintage traders from all over the UK, check them for affordable, incredible, knock-off-your-socks-stock, and then get them all together, if only for a day. Innovative, exciting and [for the first time!] accessible, the rest is vintage history!
Covering taxidermy to tea sets, shifts to whisks to vinyl, eclectic is the word over at Judy HQ. From dandy to land-girl to 1960s hellcat, we get that history is a melting-pot and our wardrobes are too Featuring fashion, furniture, homewares and handmade, every event should be a treasure-trove with the only guarantee being savings, selection and stock you’re going to love. From kidney tables at Bethnal Green to florals over at Norwich, expect mystery, variety [and wares that won't cost you the earth.]
Seven years since our beginnings, the journey has been a good one; running around Goodwood & the South Bank as marketplace curators, enjoying sun, mud and wonderful traders at Lovebox and End of the Road, working with everyone from Benefit to Crabbie’s Alchoholic Ginger Beer to BBC Homes & Antiques. Featuring in Elle, Grazia, Stylist to Marie Claire, everyday we’re more thankful that our bubble hasn’t burst [and we certainly owe that to you.]
30+ cities, 6 major festivals and always an idea up our sleeves, the future looks frantic for Judy HQ; running Europe’s largest market every month down in Spitalfields, getting lost amongst the rails in our regular Kilo Sales and even a cheeky festival.. Sourcing traders, scouring cities and living our lives a mile a minute -we wouldn’t change it for the world.
For all of our events, news and musings please take a look at our site, and if you have any questions, queries or even requests, we’re always here so give us a shout. Bringing you old-world glamour that’s never old-hat, we hope to see you soon!