Popular Glasgow vintage fair draws over a thousand visitors
Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair featured over 35 traders from across Scotland
Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair returned to Glasgow on 25 February, featuring goods from over 35 traders from across Scotland.
The event, which drew hundreds of visitors, was held at Wasps Artists’ Studios at the Briggait.
Brand and event manager Emily Hughes said: “Our Glasgow events average around 1,000 vintage lovers throughout the day.”
The ambience was designed to remind visitors of the specific eras from which the unique products came from.
The event was lively, with a DJ playing rock n’ roll and disco music, while traders selling cakes and beverages set a little tearoom in the middle of the fair.
Customers had a wide range of vintage goods to choose from, including jewellery, shoes and clothes, in styles dating as far back as the 1940s.
The event also proved to be an opportunity for Scottish entrepreneurs to showcase and improve their talents. Vintage trader Francesca Kelsey, who travelled from Edinburgh to showcase her wares, said the event has helped her develop better ideas for her product/line.
“I have been a trader for three years,” Kelsey said. “I went to a few vintage fairs, and saw what other traders did, and I thought ‘I can do better.’ And so I did.“
Kelsey works with recycled accessories and makes creations such as ‘upcycled’ chokers and other fashion items.
The fair is also an opportunity for traders who have online shops to have a physical presence and meet their customers, such as Jane Bolton, from Stirling, who has been a trader for the past couple of years.
“I run the online vintage shop That Wee Vintage Shop, and after starting my business online, I decided to visit a few fairs in Edinburgh and Glasgow to have a look,” Bolton said. “And for the past two years, it has been a successful event for me.”
Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair is expected to return to Glasgow on 29 April at Wasp Artists’ Studios. Tickets can be purchased on the Facebook page.