January 30, 2012 Leicester Mercury
Shoppers took a step back in time when a new vintage fair was launched at Leicester Market this weekend.
About 20 traders sold retro clothing, handbags, jewellery, textiles and home furnishings spanning the decades at Strictly Vintage, held in Market Corner on Saturday.
Stallholders varied from old hands to those who were setting up their own new businesses.
Stall holder Georgia Wilson from Western Park, Leicester owns a business called Cross Donkey which creates homeware from vintage fabrics.
“It’s been a really good day,” she said. “I was a bit worried that the cold and the January blues might keep people away but I was wrong.
“Customers have loved it, and they have been really friendly. I’ve had a lot of interest and purchases too which is great.
“I am really looking forward to the next one.”
The market was the first in a series of similar Strictly Vintage events, each being held on Market Corner on last Saturday of the month.
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