Scotland Ahoy!

Greetings vintage fans!

The wind in our hair. Dusty on the speakers. Vans packed like sardine cans filled with vintage bits – it’s official, we LOVE a road trip! This very afternoon, we’re off on a spot of travelling, bringing our vintage fair to one of our all-time faves – EDINBURGH! Part of the official Fringe festival festivities, we’re filling Lothian Road’s Picture House with a spot of this (and couldn’t resist sharing…)

Salvating? We thought so! If you’re in the neighbourhood, come say hello and if not, click here to see if we’ll be seeing you soon!

Retro Regards,

Judy HQ x

Hopping the border once more, it’s Edinburgh’s Affordable Vintage Fair!

Greetings vintage fans!

Never ones to stay away long, this very Saturday we’re thrilled to be packing our kilts and heading for the hills, bringing Edinburgh’s Affordable Vintage Fair to town!

Feeling like keeping things visual, we wanted to give your peepers a few reasons to pencil it in the diary by showing off the stock shots below…

 

Bringing a retro treasure trove for one day only, click here to get involved!

Retro Regards [and see you Saturday!]

Judy HQ x

Blogger Undercover at The Vintage Kilo Sale

Greetings vintage fans!

Always ones to offer-up a platform for the myriad of bloggers, photographers and out-and-out fashion fans who get in touch, the other week we recruited the lovely Ema from wonder blog ‘Is it vintage?‘ to sleuth through our sister event, The Vintage Kilo Sale Edinburgh! A no-frills, no holds barred paradise for scavenging vintage fans, let’s see what she found…

“Today I went to Judy’s Vintage Kilo Fair! It was a brilliant day, as usual and it was jammed packed with Edinburgh vintage lovers. There was so much to choose from, from knitwear to gorgeous cream blouses. It is £15 per kilogram, so you are going to get about 4/5 items for that amount which is fab. I got up super early as I got entry at 10 o’clock & we were all rumaging through heaps of clothes, minus the movie style arguments!

I got a plaid shirt, a green maxi skirt, a tartan clueless style skirt and a green blouse all for £20. See below for photo! I was buying so much green today. I wonder what that means?

Anyhoo, I decided to mix it up a bit and do a short video so everyone that wasn’t able to make it, not from Edinburgh or just fancies a look at how it was set up can have a gander.”

Video —> Welcome to The Vintage Kilo Sale <— Video

Well there we have it –  a retro sleuth indeed! To see more from Ema, click HERE and to find out when the Kilo is coming to you, click HERE.

Retro Regards,

Judy HQ! x

 

Retro Retail Therapy AHOY!

Morning vintage fans!

Busy as bees this weekend, we wanted to remind YOU that we’ve got two of the best vintage events, like, E-V-E-R coming to London and Edinburgh right now! [sorry - in total Cher mode. Where did I put my fluffy pen..??]

Bringing both Judy’s at Spitalfields AND The Edinburgh Vintage Kilo Sale to your doorstep, click through for details and be sure to say heyy!

Retro Regards,

Judy HQ x

The Shoe String Challenge: Edinburgh

Greetings vintage fans,

As January ticks on, there’s one day we can’t wait for – PAYDAY!!! [you thought we were going to say 'Valentines day,' didn't you? FOOLED YA!]

More ready than ever for some retro retail therapy, we ask you – do you think you could have the patience and the nouse to find an outfit for no more than £20 at one of our fairs? Luckily, we know someone who does! Armed with only a £20 note, retro know-how [and a whole lot of hope], we let blogger Ema Mcleary [from isitvintage.com] loose on Edinburgh’s Affordable Vintage Fair to see what she could find…

 *Black dress from Nells Vintage Boutique £5.00

*Floral chiffon blazer from Memoir Vintage £5.00

*Studded black belt from Vi Nouveau £1.00

*Bag from Vi Nouveau £4.00

*Velvet headband from Tallula Vintage £5.00

“These are the results from my Shoestring Challenge from Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair. The task seemed difficult at first because I needed a base to plan the outfit around. I think that when you are thrifting it is important to buy things that you are going to wear. With vintage clothing always make sure that there is no holes or tears in the material and that you are getting value for money. Remember that clothing that was made in the 80s or earlier isn’t generally going to be made the same way that it is today, so it is important to try things on first. 

The first item I bought was this chiffon blazer from Memoir Vintage. I love the colour with the black floral design coming through. It originally had a waistcoat inside but I customised it by taking the blazer out and stitching it back up. It let me begin to plan the outfit as I picked an item that I could work from and at £5.00 it was a complete find!

The black dress was perfect as it didn’t take the attention away from the blazer. I love the shape and the faint pleats at the bottom of the dress. The studded belt that I added around my waist made it look a bit more interesting and broke the outfit up. Plus it only cost £1.00!

The bag is such a nice shape and I love the triangle design at the front with the long strap. It also has lots of compartments inside with several zips. It is real leather, which is a steal at £4.00! All of Vi Nouveau‘s bags were vintage and were such a bargain.

This handmade velvet headband from Tallula Vintage is so perfect. I love the brooch at the front and it’s the perfect shape as some headbands like this can be too tight around your head. I will definitely be wearing this in future blog posts.

Altogether I managed to spend the full £20.00 and got so many items with the money. There were so many items at the fair that I could have bought and found it difficult to pick between things because they were all so brilliant! 

Everything that I bought was great value for money and it just shows you that Judy’s really is affordable!”

For more from Ema [and snaps from Edinburgh!], visit her blog here.

There we have it – old-world glamour [without breaking the bank!] The first of a full season of Shoestring Challenges, tune in next time to see what we find!

 

Retro Regards,

 

Judy HQ x

 

 

Set saliva settings to ‘drool’…

Vintage fans, it’s FRIDAY and that means that our HUGE Edinburgh Vintage Sale is “only a dayyy awayyy” [must fight urge to burst into Annie in its entirety.] Ahem. Never fans of patience, we’ve decided to give you a sneak-peek into what our traders will be bringing. Set your saliva glands to ‘drool’ and let’s take a look…

HUBBA-HUBBA! To find out more on the sale, click HERE [and we'll see YOU tomorrow!]

 

Retro Regards,

Judy HQ x

The Shoestring Challenge

Greetings Vintage Fans.

Highstreet’s going bust, no dollar for the heating, having to LITERALLY eat a horse – it’s not often that we find ourselves quoting him but, to borrow a line from Mick Hucknall, the money really is “too tight to mention.”

Red-headed dooms-daying aside, even we vintage fans are feeling the pinch. And so, ‘WHAT TO BE DONE??’ said we, stroking our imaginary beards. With our traders genuinely bringing the cheapest, most thrilling, bargain-riddled stock around we pondered on how to make the world see our affordability. AND THEN IT CAME! behold vintage fans, ‘THE SHOESTRING CHALLENGE!’

To quote those little green aliens from Toy Story 1, “ooohh, aahhhhh!”  So, what’s it all about? At each of our fairs over the next few months, we’re going to be pairing up with bloggers and setting them a mission, a mission dedicated to THRIFT! With funding coming out of our own pocket, we’re giving the bloggers a budget and setting them one task only: see what you can get for it! Some will go for quantity, others quality – some will choose outfits and some home bits. Overall, we want to give YOU, our fans, inspiration to get out there, take a chance on a fair and [all being well] come away with some gems [and change from a twenty!]

Starting this Saturday at Edinburgh with the lovely Ema from isitvintage.com, we can’t wait! Stay tuned next week for the results.

If you’re a blogger and want to be involved, we want to hear from you! Pop us an email on vintagecontent@yahoo.co.uk and let’s get the ball a-rolling!

Retro Regards,

Judy HQ [and Mick!] x

 

Scotland you corker!

Like an impatient child in a sweet shop [should that be shoppe? Depends on the sweet!] we’ve badgered and harassed our photographers for snaps from our Edinburgh return last week. AND NEWS JUST IN! They’re here [and by golly they're good!]

With 1300 of you coming out, Scotland what a corker! Roll on September 22nd [Edinburgh] and September 23rd [Glasgow] for our return!

xVVx