Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Taking in a vintage tour of the North West : Lou Lou's Vintage Fair Chester : 29th March 2015.

It's always a good day when the UK's biggest vintage fair, and winner of the National Vintage Awards, rolls into town. There may have been a downpour of rain outside, but that didn't stop the hundreds of keen vintage shoppers that set out to visit Lou Lou's Vintage Fair as it set up at Chester's picturesque Crown Plaza, for a day of shopping, vintage tea and music.

A staggering venue inside, making for plenty of space to set up this award winning vintage fair for the day. Set up in the spacious King Charles suite, with room for a pop up tea room alongside the stalls, with an abundance of vintage treasures to be found.

With so many stalls to browse, you almost didn't know where to start, there was something for the vintage collector of all sorts across the fair, whether you adore snapping up a unique piece of vintage clothing, some beautiful jewellery, or a sweet piece of kitchenalia for your vintage home, with a perfectly curated selection of stalls to shop from throughout the day.

It really felt like they'd pieced together the perfect selection of stalls, with a great variety across the fair that really stood out compared to previous fairs that I'd visited. Whether it was the plus size vintage stall with a wonderful selection of vintage finds in a variety of sizes, the beautiful selection of vintage costume jewellery and accessories, or the hand picked selection of home-wares, it really felt like every vintage shopper was catered for, whatever your preferences or tastes.

The variety of stalls made for a great day of shopping, and with not just a wide selection of stalls to shop from, but a generously sized pop up tea room where you could take a break from all that shopping. With plenty of tasty treats served up in vintage style from Lil's Parlour, whether you wanted to put your feet up with a cuppa, or over indulge on some delicious Hummingbird cake and sweet Easter brownies, it certainly made for a delightful stop off.

But that wasn't it for the day, in the afternoon shoppers were treated to vintage tunes with live music as they shopped. It certainly made for an event filled day out, with plenty of vintage shoppers visiting to see what finds they could snap up from the fair.

Always one to visit when it swings by Chester, with the fair returning again this May on the 24th to the Crown Plaza. With many more dates across not just the North West, but UK wide, it's certainly worth paying a visit, find a fair near you at www.thevintagefair.com.

-Originally posted on www.tweedandtea,co.uk in 2015.-

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