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Tips on where to go for that great vintage find

Haberdashery Addict

Finally! It has taken me all year to build up to┬áselling some of my treasured vintage fabrics. It is an emotional and slow process: I chose a piece, press it, photograph it to list on my online vintage shop then… Continue reading →

Sunday Morning Shopping at Clerkenwell Vintage Fair

Some Sundays are made for lazing around in bed, thinking about getting up but not quite making it until a hungry stomach signals it is time to get up. Then there are Sundays like today, where it is worth jumping… Continue reading →

Vintage Stories: A Filigree Find

Savitri Coleman, Founder of Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair shares the story of the beautiful vintage dress she is wearing along with her her top ten tips on shopping for the ultimate vintage style. The story starts with the enlarged Portuguese Filigree… Continue reading →

Where to find us: Autumn & Christmas Fairs

This Autumn, Olive Road will be trading at a variety of Vintage and Craft Fairs in East and North London. As much as I enjoy chatting to people on social media, I do love meeting friends and vintage fans at… Continue reading →

7 Places to Buy a Vintage Wedding Dress

My friend Josie gets married in six weeks, nerve wracking for most brides but Josie doesn’t have a dress! She did have a dress, a beautiful beaded long bias cut number designed in New York. When she went to collect… Continue reading →

How to buy a vintage wedding dress

‘I only came here to get ideas’ Bride-to-be Sarah confesses to me at the Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair in May. Despite this, she has found the dress she wasn’t even looking for, a 1940’s vintage wedding dress from Peacock Vintage, one… Continue reading →

Sew Amazing

‘I hate throwing away old machines’ sewing machine engineer and Sew Amazing Ltd. owner Robb Myers tells me as he shows me an early Bradbury sewing machine. His stock room is full of over 40 antique machines from his personal… Continue reading →

Fantastic Evening at Wilton’s Music Hall with Pop Up Vintage London

Thanks to everyone who came along to this summer’s Pop Up Vintage Fair at the historical Wilton’s Music Hall in East London and helped make it one of the best vintage fairs yet! The rain was pouring down as I… Continue reading →

Holiday travel bags / back to school kit bags

I’m one of those annoying organised people who pack weeks before I go on holiday and packing everything neatly into a variety of different bags to put in my case. Even my handbag contains an array of smaller bags within… Continue reading →

Win Tickets to Pop Up Vintage Fair at Wilton’s

Olive Road are back at the fabulous Wilton’s Music Hall in East London for the Pop Up Vintage Fair on 27th July 2017. To celebrate our third year of trading at the fair we are giving away 2 free entrance… Continue reading →

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