Never mind the downpours this weekend! Take off for some textile brilliance in Manchester. Now in in its 18th year, the Armitage Centre in Manchester has hosted a Vintage Fashion & Textiles Fair every year, showcasing the finest in antique and vintage textiles: couture designer items; hats; gloves; shoes; buttons; linen; lace; Japanese kimonos and period jewellery.
Recommended by Vogue Magazine as not to be missed, the Manchester Vintage Fashion & Textile Fair is a great shopping opportunity and a wonderful trip into history. Browsing this fair brings a flashback from yesteryear and offers many enjoyable moments. Do join thousands of knowledgeable buyers - including fashion designers, stylists, film costumers, period dance enthusiasts, the fashion press and students. As always, there is something for everyone and from every era and in every price range.
The Armitage Centre is on Moseley Road, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6HE and the Fair is open 10am until 4pm. Pay on the door admission is just £4.