I have great fun shopping for vintage and second hand goodies for the ethical outfit competition goody bags. So much so that I have decided to try and buy as many vintage Christmas gifts as possible this year. Over the last few years, I have been feeling that Christmas has just been turning into a mad consumer fest. So this year in the interests of sustainability, I am attempting to have a ‘Vintage and Handmade Christmas’.
This does of course take a little more time than buying the usual load of Christmas stuff with Mr Style Eyes threatening to get the Christmas CD out already, I thought it was high time I got on with some Christmas shopping or at least research.
As clothing is difficult to buy for other people I really like buying accessories.
Glass bead necklace – Oxfam – £7.99
Vintage Jaeger Silk Scarf – Oxfam – £34.99
Vintage 60’s crochet cape – Etsy – £22.35 (plus postage from US)
Rokit Recycled Olive & Grey Tipped Faux Fur Collar – £25
Vintage 1920’s Embroidered Silk Shawl – Devoted to Vintage – reduced to £30
Vintage 1950’s Brooch – Devoted to Vintage – £12
If you prefer to shop for Christmas presents in person, don’t miss out on the last Vintage Fashion Fair London before Christmas on 20th November. You will find a great range of vintage accessories with price from £5 upwards. There are some free tickets available from the website www.vintagefashionfairlondon.co.uk.
More vintage Christmas goodies next week. Have you started on your Christmas shopping yet?
With warmest wishes