Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair Comes to Edinburgh

Back to blogging after a short hiatus; life suddenly got really busy and I was having space upgrade issues on the blog so it meant blogging took the backseat for a wee while. I’ll hopefully have more time to blog now and I have lots of features, outfit pictures and recent purchases to share with you.

Here are some (belated) pictures of the Saturday Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair came to Edinburgh. I blogged about their visit to St Andrews back in March and the amazing Kilo Sale and Vintage Festival I went to in London this June and July. When I heard the talented folks at Judy’s were coming to Edinburgh I knew it was not to be missed.

I certainly wasn’t disappointed. The Fair was held at Out of the Blue in Leith at the start of October, which was a fantastic light and spacious venue for the Fair (in comparison to the cramped Union and the busy Rag Factory off Brick Lane – testament to the loyalty of the huge following Judy’s is amassing). I’d never been there before but I was really impressed, and I will certainly be making a visit to their monthly Saturday Flea Market in the near future. Judy’s chose an eclectic mix of sellers and the quality of vintage was impressive, at prices much less than your average high street offering.

Colourful midi dresses, edgy leather shorts and fabulous faux furs were in abundance. I was on the lookout for retro dresses and kooky knitwear and the Fair certainly had both in abundance. Here’s my first purchase:

This amazing cardigan almost got away, but I grabbed it after spying someone else carrying it who eventually decided against giving it a new home. The statement tribal print and the contrasting jewel colours caught my eye. The mohair is incredibly soft and the cardigan was in great shape. It has removable shoulder pads, but I kept them in to give structure to the slouchiness. The fantastic buttons match the colours of the knit and add a fun detail. I usually pair it with a simple dress in a neutral tone to let the cardigan do the talking, such as this basic black jersey skater dress and leather panel leggings. This cardigan has become my favourite “throw on and go” cover-up, its weight and shape making it more of a “coatigan”, great for days when the weather is uncertain.

What’s your favourite “throw on and go” cover-up?

I just read that Judy’s will be back at Out of the Blue on the 26th November with their fantastic Kilo Sale – I’d thoroughly recommend a visit.

Cardigan – vintage
Skater dress – New Look
Leather pannel leggings – Topshop
Doctor’s bag – vintage
Loafers – Topshop


  1. Hanna says:

    what a lovely outfit! i especially like the cardigan.

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