Frock Me! is the original London vintage fashion fair with a huge cult following. Vintage lovers spend hours browsing through rail after rail of amazing one-off finds. Fashion students looking for cheap, stylish bargains can find themselves rummaging alongside top models and celebrities. With prices starting at just a pound or two there is literally something for everyone. And when you are ready to drop from all your shopping, Frock Me! has the best little pop up vintage tea room in the capital set up for the day by Blackbird Tea Rooms from Brighton.
Kylie shopping for vintage at Frock Me!
Frock Me!, which started off as "Adams Kensington Decorative Arts and Vintage Fashion Fair" in 1997 (before moving to Chelsea in 2004 under its new and current name) was the very first vintage fashion fair in London and is by far the longest-running and most popular event of its kind. Some well known visitors to Frock Me! include Yoko Ono, Anna Friel, Sophie Dahl, Laura Bailey, Richard E Grant, Bob Geldof, Greg Rusedski, Britt Ekland, Annie Lennox & her lovely daughter Tali Lennox, Linda Thompson and her very gorgeous and very talented son Teddy Thompson among many, many others. What's really nice about Frock Me! is that the most famous celebrities can shop for bargains in complete anonymity without anyone taking the slightest bit of notice of them (we only got the above photo of Kylie because she knows one of our exhibitors). Who knows who you will see the next time you visit...!
Complimentary ticket to the original Kensington Vintage Fashion Fair
Matthew Adams, creator of Frock Me!, studied Costume & Theatre Design at Central School of Art & Design in the mid-1970s. He started selling vintage fashion in 1979 at the now defunct Swiss Cottage Market in north London and by 1981 had set up the thriving Stables Market in London's Camden Lock - still selling vintage fashion but embarking on his career as an organiser. He has recently opened a traditional 'vintage' tea room called Blackbird Tea Rooms in the Lanes area of Brighton selling the best scones and cakes on the south coast!