Wearing pre-loved clothes was once only considered by the under-privileged but over the years vintage stores have become a hub for fashionstas to look for that unique piece to add to their wardrobe.
And where better to find all this but Becky Sharpís Vanity Fair Vintage Fashion Market. Held every second Saturday of the month, the market houses endless era fashion pieces from as early as the 1920s up to where fashion made its memorable (and not so memorable) marks of the 1980s.
Being here is like rummaging through grannyís closet. There are racks of clothes all neatly hung and tables sprawled with necklaces, earrings, brooches, scarves, ties, gloves and the list of accessories just goes on.
Here are a few pictures to give you a glimpse of what you may exactly come across:
Itís the perfect place to find that extra something to top off your outfit for that fancy dress party or even for just everyday wear.
And if youíre lucky youíll also come across some hidden designer labels and paying a third of what it would normally cost if it was bought in the shops.
But donít be fooled that just because what is being sold is Ďoldí it comes torn and tattered. Rather, itís quite the opposite. Much of what is sold is in mint condition; all it needs is a good wash and to be aired out to rid of the moth ball odour.
But the markets arenít just for women, there are also plenty of menís clothing too.
And as of Sunday August 9, the Vanity Markets will not only continue trading on Saturdays, it will be extending itself to selling retro and vintage home wares on Sundays.
There is plenty of street parking but if youíre one for public transport head to the 131 500 info website for the best route.