Vintage Fair and One Day Designer Sale in Clerkenwell

2 events to attend this week
Vintage has been a a London obsession for a long time and the Clerkenwell Vintage Fair on February 19th  is an  opportunity to vamp up your wardrobe without environmental consequences. There will be Fashion from 1800 (!) to the more recent 1980s. on offer.

11 am -4:30 pm

Old Finsbury Town Hall on Rosebury Avenue

admission: 4£

…and there is also the One Day Designer Sale at discounted prices on Tuesday, February 21st, noon-7pm at the Craft Central in St. John’s Square. Support local talents, have a chat with the designers and pick up distinctive pieces of jewelry, fashion and accessories.

PS: Don’t forget to the enter a competition for free tickets to the Good Fashion Show here.

Photo Credit: Aurelia Seidlhofer for Smartfashioned

Clothes Swapping

In a world of Throw-Away-Fashion and Wage-Dumping, associated even with luxury firms it is sometimes hard to make conscious choices without taking the fun out of fashion. One opportunity to spice up your wardrobe without spending money or harming the environment is the fast growing trend  “Swishing”.

Don’t know what to do with all your clothes?

The concept is simple: You bring up to 7 items of clothing for which you are rewarded coupons (depending on how valuable your clothes are).  After all items are collected the shopping begins and you can redeem your coupons for someone else’s clothes.

The next event takes place on February 4th at Mrs. Bear’s Clothes, Britannia Pub, 360 Victoria Park Road, Hackney.

Other events around the world can be found here.

Photo Credit: Aurelia Seidlhofer