Chester vintage fair came back into town for its 15th year running on January 29th. Along with it came 50 stalls selling a variety of clothes, bits and bobs and haberdashery products to fit all your aesthetic needs. Sellers at the stands had a mixed reception from customers this year, some finding the fair very successful while others had a quiet day trying to sell.
We spoke to owner of the independent business Garbo , Maggie Harding, age 57. “I sell clothes from all different eras, 1800’s right up to the 1950’s . Not all of its authentic though, like I couldn’t sell a authentic flapper girl dress because it would fit next to nobody nowadays, they were so tiny!” she also went on to discuss her other exploits outside of selling at fairs, selling costumes to tv shows like Halycon. Other stallholders like junktiques Tina Evans said the fair had been “Fairly busy but most people had come to the fair for jewellery, so most people were drawn to certain stands”.
By Stephanie Allman