Monday, 5 September 2011

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

September Vintage Threads

Hoping to see everyone at Vintage Threads Manchester tomorrow where you can pick up lots of vintage treats, from handmade cards to vintage furs. The weather has turned (boo) but this is a great opportunity to cheer yourself up with a bit of retail therapy and to start picking up some bits for your winter wardrobe.

Where: The Circle Club, just off St.Anns Square by Barton Arcade in Manchester city centre.

When: Saturday the 3rd from 12-5.30p.m.

The Atmosphere: Relaxed and fun. All the stall owners are more than happy to help and there is always some good tunage playing in the background.

What to expect: Loads and loads of affordable vintage clothing and accessories for men and women (see pictures below), handmade items and occasionally a few nic-nacs for around the house. There is something for every budget from earrings starting at a couple of pounds to Belstaff jackets for a little bit more. One thing you can be sure of is that everything is great value.

Street Style We Love

A little bit of inspiration for next Saturday's shopping at Vintage Threads..

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Sixties Hair

Most of the most influential and copied hairstyles have come from the sixties. They managed to mix chick and feminine with quirky and get it just right and Mr Vidal Sasson was in his element. Here are some of our favourite! We are printing out the pictures and booking our appointments.

Edie Sedgwick


Penelope Tree

Mia Farrow (Having her hair cut by Vidal Sasson for Rosemarys Baby)

Mary Quant (Vidal Sasson invented this iconic style)

Brigitte Bardot (the original beehive)

Saturday, 27 August 2011


The best thing about vintage shopping in Manchester is what great value it is. Items at Vintage Threads start at a few pounds. Lace and sequin items that would cost a fortune in London are about £40/£50 at the fair so those of us with a small budget can look fabulous too.

Monday, 22 August 2011

Friday, 19 August 2011

They Would Love Vintage Threads

Every Vintage Threads goer knows we have a great selection of vintage for boys and girls - perfect for any fashion savvy couple. Here are two cool celebrity couples who we think would love to shop our stalls .. oh and whose style we love!

Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford

Jim Sturgess and Mickey O'Brien (love her style)

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Pulp Fiction Dance Scene

Just because it's one of the all time best film scenes and Uma sports one of the all time best film hairdos.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Friday, 5 August 2011

Vintage Threads Fair Tomorrow

Our monthly fair takes place tomorrow, Saturday the 6th of August
Where: The Circle Club (just off St.Anns square in Manchester city centre)
When: From 12-5.30
What to expect: Reworked and original vintage clothes for men and women, from £5 dresses to Barbour jackets. There has been the occasional Chanel item.... There are often several Belstaffjackets and there is always a lot of accessories.
Why we love it: There are a selection of stalls so we are guaranteed to find something we like. There are clothes for men and women so everyone is happy. It is very unlikely that we will buy something that one of our friends already owns. It's in the city centre so an easy stop off after we've been to Topshop. It's less crowded than the high street on a Saturday. It's exciting to rummage through and find the best bits. It's cheap!

Read through the rest of our blog for shopping and styling inspiration!

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Vintage Threads Best Bits

Here are more of our favourite bits from the last fair - to give any Vintage Threads virgins an idea of what they can expect next Saturday.

Occasionally we are lucky enough to see something that we had eyed up at a previous fair after we have had a month to save money.... but don't expect to see the lace coat as stylespotterfashionblogger grabbed that one from Pillbox Vintage at the last fair.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Vintage Threads Style Icon: Alice White

We love this gorgeous silent film star who was known for her style as much as she was for her acting! Her look is kitch, glam, cute and very flirty; a look which is perfect for our girly girls to buy in to next Saturday.

Friday, 29 July 2011

80's Style Inspiration; Pretty In Pink

A post for our shoppers who love the fabulous tack and shoulder pads of the eighties. We love the fantastically ugly but great jackets that the boys wear and are planning on adding to our clip on earring collection at the next vintage threads fair - they'd go down a treat in the Northern Quarter.

Monday, 25 July 2011

Menswear Autumn/Winter Inspiration

A little bit of shopping inspiration for our male Vintage Threads shoppers in the form of our favourite looks from the A/W 2011 menswear shows.






Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Our Vogue runway round-up favourites

Here are the trends that we will be buying into at the next Vinatge Threads fair. If Vogue claim that they're in fashion for Autumn/Winter we can't go wrong!