For the love of kitsch: vintage fair at Hull City Hall a big success
HUNDREDS of people took a trip back in time for the fashion and accessories of yesteryear.
There were more than 40 exhibitors at The Vintage Fair at Hull City Hall on Saturday.
In addition to vintage fashion, jewellery and homeware stalls, there was a beauty salon available for women to tailor their hair and make-up to the style of their favourite era.
There was also live burlesque entertainment throughout the afternoon.
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Miss Poppy's, of South Cave, brewed up a treat serving visitors tea from vintage china cups and selling homemade cakes.
Owner Fiona Neve said they had made more than 1,000 cups of tea.
She said: "We have been extremely busy. I was up at 5am making the cakes and they all went.
"Vintage fairs are massive at the moment and I think vintage is finally hitting Hull."
Fiona also runs Olde English Furniture in South Cave, which sells everything from Chesterfield leather sofas to old fashioned record players.
She said: "I've been so busy making teas that I'm not sure how well my other business has been doing.
"It's been a great event."
The Vintage Fair regularly hosts events at 30 major cities across the UK including London, Newcastle and Liverpool. About 1,000 people attended the past two fairs at the Guildhall in Hull.
Among those at the event on Saturday were Betty Tock and Steve Smith, both 21.
Betty, of east Hull, said: "I love the 50s and all the clothes and old fashion and house goods.
"Hull needs more events like this."
About 50 per cent of traders on the day were from East Yorkshire, with the likes of New Vintage Clothing Company and For The Love Of Kitsch taking part. Julie Buffey is the middle of three generations who runs Roisin Dubh in Hepworth Arcade, Hull city centre. They were at Hull City Hall selling vintage and home accessories.
She said: "Next weekend marks our third anniversary. The event has been brilliant and really busy. We've sold a mix of everything.
"Events like this are great tourist attractions and do get people into the city.
"We have seen people from all over.
"Vintage does seem to be increasing in popularity.
"I think this is down to the quality.
"Also with the recession people like to buy the vintage products because of the story which goes with the items."
Caroline Pendleton, of Nest, said: "The City Hall is a perfect venue and it's been a brilliant atmosphere – especially with the entertainment."
The fair will return to the City Hall on Saturday, November 3.
Visit www.facebook.com/hull vintage for more information about local traders who took part.