A few months ago, my blogger challenge for Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair was to find the top three affordable sellers at the Spitalfields September fair. Scouring the event for the biggest bargains and thriftiest sellers, I came across Vintage Freak Clothing.
The stall caught my eye initially with its witty knits (think ironic sheep patterns and Christmas jumpers) and extensive stock of vintage denim (cut-off shorts and eighties-tastic jackets). Then the prices – two jumpers for £15 and two pairs of shorts for £8! Bargains aside, I felt the stock was shrewdly edited (knitwear and denim being two of the most highly-sought vintage items) and lovingly curated; from my conversation with stall owner Michael, it was clear he was passionate about keeping prices affordable but still offering quality, one-off vintage items.
Vintage Freak is a Judy’s regular and frequents several other markets in London. However, not to fear if you live outside the capital – Vintage Freak has launched on ASOS Marketplace! In case you haven’t heard (where have you been?!), the Marketplace is a network of boutiques and small businesses selling own label, branded or vintage collections directly to customers. You can check out each boutique’s weekly listing, meaning you don’t miss out on that elusive vintage bargain – you can be first in the queue to nab the latest in Vintage Freak’s drop of vintage jumpers and avoid the scrum of a real market (seriously, the rail-raiding over those jumpers at Vintage Freak’s Judy’s stall was FIERCE).
There’s more to come from Vintage Freak with a competition in the pipeline, and keep up-to-date with their regular blog updates on ASOS Marketplace.
ASOS Marketplace also has a brilliant blog itself – you can read it here.
Vintage leather shoulder bag kindly provided by Vintage Freak Clothing