How I Partied – Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair – Bedford


Hello my lovelies.  The weekend seems so far away now but  I hope you all had a great time, doing the things that you love with the ones that you love.

I was up early on Sunday morning to venture over to Bedford to visit The Corn Exchange who played host to Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair for the first time.

Lou Lou's Fair

For the past week my Facebook page had been busy with news about this forthcoming event and I was hoping that the fair lived up to the hype.  Expectations were high.

I can excitedly say that my friend and I were not disappointed. There was definitely an air of excitement and the venue was buzzing right from the doors opening at 11am.

With 90% of the traders at the fair selling clothes, shoes, bags, accessories and jewellery, and with something to suit every price range, it certainly was a vintage loving fashionistas dream.

However, as I also love my fair share of retro homewares, it was great to see and get to meet Robina of VintageBe  (we know each other over in Twitterland)  and check out her fab stall.

VintageBE products

For more lovely stock, check out Robina’s Facebook page & Etsy ShopI’ll race you there, I’ve got my eye on some retro fabric cushions!


Within the first few moments of arriving, I had made my first purchase. Alas, in my excitement I forgot to clock the name of the stall but I was super impressed with all of the clothes being displayed in blocks of colour.  Very pleasing to the eye!


Purchase one was closely followed by this gorgeous leather bag from Mooch Vintage for an absolute steal of £5.00.


It wasn’t much longer before I spotted these beauties from Minimum Mouse.  A girl can never have too many pairs of sunglasses don’t you think?


Also on their stall I spotted this fab t-shirt  Perfect for the moggy loving man in your life! Can you spot the fangs?



It was lovely to chat with Thurma from Risely Gems whose hat and jewellery are pictured below.  It was also fab to grab a few minutes with Sarah from Sarahsdoowopdos, in between clients.

Doowop dos

Sarah is  paying The Hightown Honeys Women’s Institute a visit on Thursday 24 April to teach our ladies some vintage hairstyling techniques too.  Exciting times!

Managing to catch up briefly with Kate from Your Vintage Life with her gorgeous children and Faye from Throw Back who had just bagged herself a Chanel bag for a bargain price,  was also an added bonus.

Watch this space for further details as I will be trading at the Throw Back Vintage & Retro Fair (organised by Faye) on 21st June in Stony Stratford.

One more mention must go to the ladies serving up gigantic slices of delicious cake served with the nicest cup of tea (served in vintage china, of course) I have had in a long time.

Lou Lou's Vintage Fair Bedford

This was Lou Lou’s first fair at the Corn Exchange in Bedford but there are more planned for later on in the year.  Check out their website or the Facebook page to keep up to date.

I’m hoping to be trading there next time too, so I would love you to come along and say hi!

Love, retro fabric and yummy cake