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Say no to fast fashion here in Manchester with our favourite vintage fairs for you to choose from…

Organisations everywhere are telling us to shop second-hand more and more, and with good reason. Manchester’s wealth of retro haunts doesn’t stop with the Northern Quarter- there are regular vintage fairs to rummage through throughout the city. What better way to sustainably update your wardrobe than with carefully curated vintage goodies from all over. We’ve popped together a list of our favourite regular and upcoming vintage fairs so that you can give your wardrobe (or homeware) and update from a predate. You definitely won’t see anyone else wearing these… 

Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair

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Manchester Cathedral, M3 1SX 

05 March 2022: 

Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair is a show touring over 40 cities across the UK, exhibiting vintage clothing, accessories, homeware and collectables for prices that retro worshippers of all expertise can appreciate. The Manchester stop, previously held at retro venue Sachas Hotel in the Northern Quarter, has a new grand location for this year and is taking place at Manchester Cathedral on Saturday 05 March. Lou Lou’s fair even includes a kitsch tea party, the glitz and glamour of a retro beauty salon, and live entertainment. This ever-growing event has won the title of ‘Best Vintage Fair’ three years running, so this isn’t one to miss. 

For more details click here, entry costs £2.50. 

Vintage Home Show

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Victoria Baths, M13 0FE 

06 March 2022: 

If your wardrobe is already full to the brim with nostalgia, the Vintage Home Show describes itself as ‘a Mecca’ for vintage furniture. On Sunday 06 March the show, which tours Manchester, Leeds and the Midlands, will be taking over Victoria Baths in the Chorlton-on-Medlock area. A Grade II listed building, Victoria Baths is an Edwardian swimming pool and Turkish baths, which has been closed for 26 years awaiting restoration. With small businesses and traders selling household mid-century names such as Ercol and G-Plan, from furniture and textiles, to ceramics and artworks, this might just be the perfect way to kick your high-street shopping habit and extend the life cycle of second-hand pieces. 

For more details click here, entry costs £4 (or £6 for early bird entry). 

Vintage Village

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Stockport Market Hall, SK1 1EU 

Second Sunday of every month 

We understand that you might be itching to get your hands on some new (old) pieces and waiting for a touring fair might be a bit much to ask, so The Vintage Village at Stockport’s Victorian covered market hall is there for you. Held on the second Sunday of every month, this fair will never let you down, selling authentic clothing, homewares and furniture, curios and collectables from local, knowledgeable traders, whom you can browse on the website too. And if all of this wasn’t reason enough, the events are dog-friendly! 

For more details click here, entry is free!