Judy’s Vintage Fashion Fair in Bath

On Sunday, I was invited along to Judy’s Vintage Fair in Bath. According to the website, Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair runs in 30 UK cities and at 6 major UK festivals. It is the first time that they have visited Bath though. Bath seems to be having so many vintage events going on at the moment. As well as the local vintage shops and markets, there is also a new flea market which I keep meaning to pop along to. I am planning a vintage and second hand guide to Bath very soon - but I digress!

I really like the concept of shopping for vintage clothing at a fair. I don’t have much time for shopping hence why I usually do it on the internet, but with vintage, it can be very difficult to ascertain the fit, quality and condition of a piece of clothing. A vintage fair saves loads of time and allows me access to loads of clothes at the same making the likelihood of finding something that fits and that I like much higher. It also allows me to dart backwards and forwards between stalls comparing items, all part of my completely indecisive, decision making process.

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As the fairs name suggests, there was quite a bit of affordable vintage. I noticed quite a few £10 rails, unfortunately nothing on these rails took my fancy but there was also a good selection of lovely dresses from the sixties and seventies at around the £20 mark. As always it was the more expensive stuff that caught my eye though.

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I was pretty much in my element with so many beautiful floral prints, lace dresses and glamorous accessories. I particularly love the fifties dresses .

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There was also trinkets galore which make great Christmas pressies. I managed to pick up a few brooches for the runner up goody bags for next weeks outfit competition.

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If you like bright colours, then this was the perfect stall, I found my self lusting over the yellow tops.

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I would have loved to get my hair and make up done, retro style but as I just had to go home to do the ironing afterwards, it seemed a little extravagant.

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This was my favourite stall, It had so many lovely pieces that I could have bought, if I had brought more cash with me and a really friendly stallholder who I spent ages chatting to. I guess I will never learn, I always need more cash than I think I will (perhaps it is some subconcious frugality going on though).

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I finally decided to buy this dress. I love the delicate lace top and chiffon skirt. I think that is Mr Style Eyes work Christmas party outfit sorted, I might even attempt some DIY retro hair and make up.

One of my favourite parts of the fair was seeing all of the amazing outfits that people wore. Unfortunately, I was far too shy to go and ask if I could take photos of them.

Overall this is the best vintage event that I have been to in Bath so far, I really hope they will be coming back again next year.

Do you ever go to vintage fairs? which would you recommend?

With warmest wishes

Ceri X

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6 thoughts on “Judy’s Vintage Fashion Fair in Bath

  1. Lovely choice, Im always the opposite I take handfuls of cash even to car boots, Ive no idea what these mystery expensive things are that I think I might find, I am yet to spend more than £20 LOL!

  2. Ooh yes, I love vintage fairs. Much as I’d like to be brilliant at picking up vintage for pennies like Vix does, realistically I don’t have the time or the resources to find it so cheaply, and as I’m not as skinny as I once was, trying it on is pretty essential. I’ve had some really nice things from fairs – paying between £15 and £40 for an item – which isn’t bootsale pennies, but is equally so much cheaper and greener (and usually better made) than the high street, that I’m quite happy.

    Your black dress is lovely, perfect for dressy parties. I haven’t been to Bath for ages, probably not since I was at university in Bristol. It always had some nice independent shops.
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  3. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :) I love going to vintage fairs – going to one here in Stockholm on Sunday. But I usually end up bringing to little money with me too. The good thing about mostly having to pay cash at these events tho, is that you can’t empty your whole bank account…That thing you wrote about the christmas presents might be a good idea – thanx! I usually start buying those pretty early, so I don’t have to stress around two days before christmas. So well see what I can find at the Sunday fair… :)
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  4. I’m suppose to go to a big vintage fair in Ottawa this weekend! I’m excited to go but also feel very lazy because it means getting up super early and driving for an hour and a half :P we’ll see.

    It looks like you had a lot of fun at your fair in Bath, did you see/get any photos of girls who got their hair and makeup done retro? I love the dress you chose for mr. style eye’s x mas party very classy :)