All things vintage
Feb 1 2010 by Liz Lamb, The Journal
VINTAGE clothes are more popular than ever thanks to celebrity fans and shoppers wanting to be unique as well as ethical. LIZ LAMB delves into the dressing-up box to don some finds from yesteryear.
THANKS to celebrities such as Kate Moss and Sienna Miller, everyone wants to get their hands on threads from the past.
Not only do they offer fashion fans a chance to be unique, but there is something for everyone no matter what your style or size. It is also an ethical way to shop.
Bowler Hat Vintage was set up by Elizabeth Johnson, 37, from South Shields.
It started life as a market stall at vintage fairs and swish parties across the region but – such is vintage wear’s popularity – from this week it now has a permanent base in Jesmond, Newcastle.
Anyone wanting a garment from yesteryear can now head to @Fern Avenue, a stylish shop that sells antique furniture and tapestries, contemporary furniture, handbags, jewellery, clothes, shoes, soft furnishings and accessories for the home.
Elizabeth said: “It’s a wonderful venue, a really fantastic space and I jumped at the chance to set up a concession here.
“The market for vintage is changing so much now.