Back to Chelsea Old Town Hall this October and a new date at Kensington 🎉

by Matthew Adams


We're excited to announce that we'll be back at Chelsea Old Town Hall in early October for the start of our autumn/winter schedule.  The venue has been undergoing extensive refurbishment works which will be complete for our return.  Frock Me! has been held on the King's Road since the 1990s so we can't wait to return to our home in the heart of SW3.  
As a complement to our fairs at Chelsea and following the overwhelming success of our events at Kensington Town Hall earlier this year we have also decided to add a bonus date there just in time for Xmas.  On Sunday 2nd December we'll be hosting both Frock Me! Kensington vintage fair on the ground floor with Frock Me! Jewellery Fair on the 1st floor.  

As in June, we'll be joined by Kensington based Café Phillies who were a great success this summer.

 Frock Me! at Chelsea Old Town Hall 

Frock Me! at Chelsea Old Town Hall 

 Designer vintage jewellery from  Jagged Metal

Designer vintage jewellery from Jagged Metal


Our summer vintage fair & vintage jewellery fair at Kensington Town Hall

by Matthew Adams


Last weekend we held the first ever Frock Me! jewellery fair alongside our vintage fashion fair at Kensington Town Hall, the midcentury venue we have been based at for our 2018 events so far. There was a real buzz on the day and some truly amazing pieces from both fairs, including modernist Scandinavian Jewellery, antique diamond rings, 1920s kimonos, antique lace, vintage labels such as Ossie Clark as well as midcentury frocks. We were also joined by Café Phillies, a much loved local Kensington haunt who also proved to be popular on the day.  

We've had such positive feedback about our fairs at Kensington so far that we're looking into planning something special towards the end of the year. Watch this space! 


A new jewellery fair.. Joining the main event at Kensington Town Hall in June

by Matthew Adams


Located on the 1st floor at Kensington Town Hall, the jewellery fair will be an additional space to shop for unique vintage & antique pieces.. There will be 30 exhibitors on the day from across the UK.  Entry to either the vintage or jewellery fair will give you access for both! 

There will also be a pop up café on the 1st floor on the day to accompany both events ⭐︎

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Our busiest fair this year..

by Matthew Adams


Last Sunday we held our Spring vintage fair at Kensington Town Hall which turned out to be our busiest event yet for 2018!  The venue has proven to be a massive hit with our exhibitors and shoppers alike.  On the day, 70 stalls from across the UK and France joined us with some truly exceptional pieces.  

We'll be back at the same venue on Sunday 10th June for our only summer event.  

A few photos below.. 

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The event featured in British Vogue online


Starting off the year at Kensington Town Hall 🌱

by Matthew Adams


Our first fair back at Kensington was a great start to the year, with some truly amazing vintage on show from the 70 stallholders who joined us.  Stand out items were some great pieces from Biba, who were once located just down the road from the venue in the 1970s, as well as vintage kimonos, linen embroidered pieces from Hungary, 1930s chiffon frocks, French workwear and 1930s-1950s heels from the personal collection of Bimp Tulip vintage.  

 Cloud Cukooland Vintage at Kensington, February 2018

Cloud Cukooland Vintage at Kensington, February 2018

 Turner Vintage at Kensington Town Hall, February 2018

Turner Vintage at Kensington Town Hall, February 2018

 Hope & Harlequin at Kensington Town Hall, February 2018

Hope & Harlequin at Kensington Town Hall, February 2018

 House of Pre-loved at Kensington Town Hall, February 2018

House of Pre-loved at Kensington Town Hall, February 2018


Looking ahead to 2018- a 'new' venue for a new year ⭐︎

by Matthew Adams


We've been working hard on our events for the new year when we'll be temporarily shifting venue to Kensington Town Hall from February to June 2018 during a period of planned renovations at Chelsea.  We're actually returning to the original venue that 'Frock Me' was started in, when it was part of a 'Decorative Arts' fair (see one of the original flyers below).  Moving the fair will allow us to showcase even more vintage fashion & textiles from more stallholders than at Chelsea Old Town Hall which we're looking forward to.  There will be more than 65 stalls from the best vintage dealers from across the UK and further afield.  

The building is a Brutalist designed space by Sir Basil Spence just off High Street Kensington (minutes from the tube station there).  We hope you can join us there!

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 Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street.

Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street.


A look around our December vintage fair

by Matthew Adams


Our last fair at Chelsea Old Town Hall was also our last event there for a short period, due to planned renovations at the historic building.  We will return in early October 2018 and until then will hold our February, April and June 2018 vintage fairs at Kensington Town Hall which is just by the tube station at High Street Kensington.  More info here.  

Despite the snowfall throughout the day we had a great end of year fair- a few photos below.  Highlights included knitwear by Bill Gibb, Ossie Clark moss crepe dresses, lots of great Biba pieces and sequins of course! 

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Our Xmas fair.. the last for 2017! 🎄✨❄️🎄

by Matthew Adams


In just a little under a month we'll be back on the King's Road for our last vintage fair of the year! 2017 has passed by so quickly and we're excited to have added another date so that our traders can bring their finest winter picks & rare vintage finds to Chelsea Old Town Hall in December. 

A little inspiration from our Pinterest page below & from past fairs ✨

 Vintage Dior

Vintage Dior

 Vionnet Dress 1938-39

Vionnet Dress 1938-39

 
 1920s evening dress

1920s evening dress

 1970s Thea Porter dress

1970s Thea Porter dress

 Evening Gown "Japanese fans" 1925, Madeleine Vionnet

Evening Gown "Japanese fans" 1925, Madeleine Vionnet

 Vintage Chanel from Jagged Metal

Vintage Chanel from Jagged Metal

 Paula Reboredo Vintage

Paula Reboredo Vintage

 Pret a Vintage & Turner Vintage

Pret a Vintage & Turner Vintage

 Oliver Vintage

Oliver Vintage


Our October vintage fair at Chelsea Old Town Hall

by Matthew Adams


This month we had another busy day at Chelsea Old Town Hall! Lots of design inspiration including pieces from Janice Wainwright, Ossie Clark and Biba alongside some great textiles and vintage designer accessories were on display.  We're already planning our December fair for this year which will be our last for 2017. Details here

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 Turner Vintage

Turner Vintage

 Samaya Ling vintage 

Samaya Ling vintage 

 Vintwear2 

Vintwear2 

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 Ossie Clark dress with Celia Birtwell print from Hope & Harlequin

Ossie Clark dress with Celia Birtwell print from Hope & Harlequin

 Bimp Tulip Vintage

Bimp Tulip Vintage

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 5678 Vintage

5678 Vintage

 Turner Vintage

Turner Vintage

 Viva Antiques 

Viva Antiques 

 5678 Vintage

5678 Vintage

 Samaya Ling vintage

Samaya Ling vintage

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Back to the fair..

by Matthew Adams


A great start to the autumn/winter season of our vintage fairs was had this September with avid shoppers and designers who came to visit us at Chelsea Old Town Hall.  Favourites from the fair were detailed sequin capes and jackets, embroidered bohemian blouses and pieces from 1970's designers such as Janice Wainwright and Yuki.  There were a few new faces to the fair as some of our regular stallholders were still on their travels and they made a fine addition to the day.  

We'll be returning in mid October for our next event so not too far away on the horizon.  A few pics below..

 1920's sequin cape and embroidered jacket from Oliver Vintage

1920's sequin cape and embroidered jacket from Oliver Vintage

 Sequin jacket from Paula Reboredo Vintage

Sequin jacket from Paula Reboredo Vintage

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 Portobello Eye with a stunning 1920s jacket

Portobello Eye with a stunning 1920s jacket

 Early bohemian blouse from Selfish Maids

Early bohemian blouse from Selfish Maids

 Detail of a Janice Wainwright maxi dress from The Saturday Dress

Detail of a Janice Wainwright maxi dress from The Saturday Dress

 The main hall at Chelsea 

The main hall at Chelsea 


Notes from our antiques fair

by Matthew Adams


Alongside Frock Me, we've been running our antiques fair in central London since the 1970's.  Held at the Edwardian Lindley Hall in Victoria, which was originally designed for floral displays, the building alone is a stunning setting for an event.  A few photos of our recent events are below.  

  Image from @https://www.instagram.com/lovely__rita/

Image from @https://www.instagram.com/lovely__rita/


Photos from our archive 💫

by Matthew Adams


At each fair we try and capture just some of the amazing pieces our stallholders have brought with them before they get snapped up! We thought we'd share a few of our favourites here.

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Our summer vintage fair

by Matthew Adams


We held our vintage fair of the summer last weekend and thought we'd share some snippets of the day.. As ever, there was some truly inspiring vintage on display, with vintage Ossie Clark blouses, embroidered kimonos and 1970's bohemian dresses proving to be as popular as ever.

 Vintage Ossie Clark blouses with Celia Birtwell prints from  @shlittlesistervintage

Vintage Ossie Clark blouses with Celia Birtwell prints from @shlittlesistervintage

 Summery prints and midcentury pieces from  @Bimptulipvintage

Summery prints and midcentury pieces from @Bimptulipvintage

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 Bohemian blouses from  @vintwear2

Bohemian blouses from @vintwear2

 Embroidered dress from  @number40vintage

Embroidered dress from @number40vintage

 Zandra Rhodes scarf from @shlittlesistervintage

Zandra Rhodes scarf from @shlittlesistervintage

 Vintage magazines from  @vintagefabricsamfrance

Vintage magazines from @vintagefabricsamfrance


Our new blog

by Matthew Adams


We'll be writing on here every so often detailing the latest events and exhibitions we've visited, favourites from our vintage fairs and musings on life!   

 Frock Me at Chelsea Old Town Hall

Frock Me at Chelsea Old Town Hall