Thursday, 4 August 2016

Taking in a vintage tour of the North West : Britain Does Vintage : Liverpool 22nd March 2015.

A unique little gem on the vintage calendar, Britain Does Vintage isn't just any ordinary vintage fair, it's also home to an abundance of treats, from pop up tea rooms, to vintage styling, workshops and even a pinch of live swinging music, it certainly makes for an eventful day out!

Liverpool is lucky enough to host Britain Does Vintage at it's stunning new venue, The Empire Theatre, a location that's steeped in history and it's beautiful décor inside certainly makes for a fitting location to host such a varied vintage fair.

With the stalls nestled amongst the Empire Theatre's grand entranceway and foyer, the beautiful chandeliers and swooping lights certainly made for a grand setting for the fair. There was plenty of finds to get your claws into, whether you were looking for a stunning new frock or a beautiful piece of costume jewellery.

One thing that really makes the finds stand out from other fairs in the region, was the variety of items, with stalls catering for a range of budgets, from affordable finds to rare designer finds with a stunning selection of designer vintage costume jewellery and clothing amongst the stalls. Whether you were looking for some new vintage accessories, a new dress, or some pretty home-wares, there was a great variety of finds amongst the stalls whatever your vintage tastes.

But it wasn't just the vintage stalls making the grand entrance at the fair, Britain Does Vintage is well noted for it's mix of stalls, tea rooms, vintage styling and music, with a pop up styling stand from Liverpool's vintage stylist's Russell and Brown's, providing vintage up'dos and styling tips throughout the day, alongside some stunning vintage items to finish off your new 'do. With regular styling pop up's at their Liverpool fairs and other UK fair's it's a great chance to learn some vintage styling tips as you shop.

The Empire Theatre's foyer was the perfect setting for the pop up tea room from Melonberry Vintage, where some sweet easter themed treats were lined up alongside freshly baked cakes and even some kitsch home-wares to tempt, the plush seating in the foyer certainly made for a very snug tea room that you almost didn't want to leave.
Rounding the fair off perfectly with a spot of vintage music throughout the day, it certainly made for a refreshing change, it's easy to see how the fair has gained such a following with not just it's Liverpool fair, but it's fairs across the country.

Visit the Britain Does Vintage site at, to find out when they're visiting a city near you, with dates across the country from York to Lincoln, your bound to find a fair to visit.

-Originally published at in 2015-

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