Published on: Wednesday 28 Oct 2015 at 12:23
In the run-up to the event, the mum-of-two has been wearing some of her favourite trends from every era, from the 1960s to the 1990s, and posting them on Instagram to showcase some of the unique and quirky vintage finds waiting to be discovered by those looking for individual and one-off additions to their wardrobe.
“Fashion comes and goes, but you can make your own unique style by mixing vintage items with modern pieces and putting your own twist on things,” Tracey said.
“It is lovely to bring back to life someone’s previous outfit that they have kept for many years, and I love to imagine what sort of life the person had whose clothes I am now wearing, and hope they are happy that they are being loved and enjoyed again.
“Most importantly, the money made from the sale of vintage items goes to the Hospice, so you are recycling as well as donating to a good cause. Why spend upwards of £40 on one vintage item from a vintage shop when you can hunt for a bargain at your local Hospice shop?”
On the day, the St Clare stall will be selling a range of good quality second-hand winter coats, clothing, jewellery and accessories, as well as bric-a-brac, toys and games, dress making patterns, books and magazines.
Highlights will include an original 1950s handmade dress complete with matching gloves and hair accessory which was recently donated to our Harlow shop.
Tracey added: “We also receive vintage G-plan and Ercol furniture, and retro items such as typewriters, record players and games are very popular, especially with the younger generation.”
Entry to the Charitease fair is £2 to be donated to the Harlow Stroke Support Group. In addition to a range of stalls, there will be live music, a dress up photo booth, cakes and refreshments and a burlesque show. More information is available here.
Proceeds from the St Clare stall will be donated to the Hospice.