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Review: The Vintage Experience

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The Vintage ExperienceIt is peculiar to find the sounds of No Doubt’s ‘Hey Baby’ filling the German Club, but it somewhat fitting as the soundtrack to your vintage shopping experience. The nostalgia fuelled playlist allows the shopper to delve into the experience completely and begin to sift through the masses of vintage clothing in sought of a true gem.

Racks packed full with everything from multi-coloured 90’s jumpers and tartan skirts to leather and denim jackets pack the halls, while the leftover room is crowded with vintage enthusiasts, waiting eagerly to get a peek at the items on offer. The sheer amount of individuals flicking from one coat hanger to the next is a warning on its own to arrive at the event early if you intend on being able to shop with ease or find the best deals.

A vast array of clothing, as well as some quirky accessories are available from the traders (my personal favourites are Oh So Retro, Thrift Scavenger and Pippin) but shopping around is essential, as certain traders/items are pricier than others. The event also includes traditional German ‘street food’ such as Bratwurst rolls, and a fully stocked bar. Beer, Bratwurst and bell-bottoms, now that’s enough to satisfy anyone.

Bronwyn-Leigh Knox

The Vintage Experience market takes place on Wednesdays

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