Two Vintage Markets in One Day- Stockport and Manchester!

Two vintage markets in one day sounds like a dream come true, right? Well, it was! With the munchkin in the safe hands of Mr Old Fashioned, I had the morning to myself- bliss.

Namely, the two fairs were
Stockport Market’s Vintage Village, as many of you know, a favourite of mine, and the Vintage Fashion and Textiles fair at the Armitage Centre in Fallowfield.

I set myself a budget of £30, otherwise, I knew I’d get carried away by all the beautiful and unique objects I knew would be there!
Without further ado here is my vivaciously vintage haul! 

These two tops are from Emma and Laura of Lost But Never Forgotten at Vintage Village. The one above was £5 and has some lovely beading around the neckline, great for casual days with jeans. The one below was £8 and is a high waisted, almost wrap over blouse, perfect for a night out teamed with a black pencil skirt. Both are in perfect condition, I think they are 1980’s but will easily pass for the 1940’s!

I bought this hat form the other fair at the Armitage Centre. And after a bit of Kirstie Allsopp inspired bartering I managed to get it for £6! Considering I’d already paid £4 to get in and the fact that on the whole things were more expensive at this fair than my beloved Vintage Village, I was happy with this result! I’ve always wanted a hat like this in black- as you can see from the first photograph you can’t really see the detail of it against my black wallpaper, so here is the second picture. I’ve still got my headscarf on in both pictures- just in case you were wondering!!

 The final two items are from Vintage Village again, a lovely spotty cake plate for £3 (please excuse the poor lighting in this picture the heavens had just opened!) And a fabulous healing soap for my eczema prone skin from Bathing Beauty,  who hand makes all her products and doesn’t include any nasty chemicals. I can’t wait to use it, also around £3.

So, along with admission fees, I spent the grand total of £30ish!!
Next Sunday is Fathers Day, which coincides with the second vintage fair in Altrincham, so I’m not sure if I’m able to go. But if any of you lovely readers do go, and would like to do a guest post on the fair then do let me know. Contact me here. 
Until next time!




  1. June 13, 2011 / 1:39 pm

    Nice haul! And good job on the haggling, a £4 entry fee is a bit steep isn’t it?

  2. June 13, 2011 / 5:29 pm

    Didn’t you do well? You’ve found some lovely stuff this Sunday on a pretty tight budget!

    So nice to have a chat with you at The Vintage Village too. And I’m really kicking myself for not taking your photo. You looked fabulous (and I’m an idiot!)

  3. June 14, 2011 / 12:28 pm

    Thanks for your comments ladies! Yes £4 is a bit steep, its a real collectors fair though, thats why I bartered hard!
    TinTrunk hope the day was good for you- it seemed really busy- with stalls and buyers!!

  4. June 15, 2011 / 6:06 am

    Your hat looks grand and an absolute bargain at that price. I paid £10 entrance for the Manchester Armitage Fair but then I’m ‘trade’ and I’ve got to say that it was money well spent. The choice of merchandise is incredible. I don’t mind paying more for something really special and of course the vendors have to make a profit. They pay around £100 just to be there.

    Lovely post. 🙂