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The Classic Car Boot Sale

October 13, 2013
Yesterday Rob, Lila and I went to The Classic Car Boot. The event was a vintage twist on the Great British car boot featuring only classic cars and vintage wares for sale. The event was held on London’s Southbank.Classic Car Boot Sale

I absolutely adored this event and it was definitely one of my highlights of the year so far. The selection of food, cars and fashion was incredible and perfectly curated. There really was something for everyone and all three of us had a great time. Everything from vintage china sold from the back of a classic car, to food served in camper vans to a bar in an old rout master bus, old school charm was spilling out of the seams of The Classic Car Boot.

When we got there we were starving so we headed straight to the food. There was so much choice including gormet burgers, jerk chicken, lobster, cupcakes and macaroni cheese to name but a few. All served from classic vehicles. The food was all fantastic and there was definitely something for everyone. It was really busy though so there was quite a long wait.Once we’d eaten we had a good look at all the stalls and cars.

The mix of automobile history and shopping was fantastic and the vintage homewards and clothing on offer were fantastic. Clearly all the stall holders were real vintage enthusiasts and nearly all the clothing on offer was mid century with very few later pieces slipping in.I hadn’t planned on buying anything but managed to walk away with not one but two beautiful 1950s dresses. They were both in near perfect vintage condition and they were a steal at £30 and £40, both stall holders I bought them from were absolutely lovely and I enjoyed having a little chat with them both. I’m going to show them off in another blog post later in the week.After spending all that money I definitely needed a drink so we headed over to the bus bar for a pint of ale. On the top deck there were DJs playing sixties classics and we got a great view of all the fabulous vintage scooters which had gathered near the bar.Entrance to the event was only £3 which is actually cheaper than most of London’s vintage fairs and there was a lot to see here so definitely worth every penny.

I really hope they organise another one of these soon, and if you missed it this time make sure you go along next time.

What I wore:

Dress: Original 1950s Gingham Dress – via Etsy
Cardigan: H&M
Bag: Original 1950s – via Wimbledon Car Boot
Hair Bow: Primark

  • Reply
    rubyfoot
    October 13, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    love your outfit…and the bag looks really good with it.

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    thevintagetraveler
    October 13, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    So much to love! And you look so darling.

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    Shybiker
    October 14, 2013 at 3:50 am

    What a fun event. Glad to hear about your shopping success. I crave dresses like these.

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    Donna Watson
    October 14, 2013 at 9:05 am

    You look fab. And I hope they do another one soon too 🙂

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    Louise
    October 14, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Brilliantly well organised vintage car boot sale – well done Emma Sudall and the amazing Hemingway team!!

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    Jessica Cangiano
    October 14, 2013 at 11:53 am

    No way! That is fabulously cool!!! I love this idea and wish it would catch on over here across the pond, too. You look wonderful and like you were having oodles of fun.

    ♥ Jessica

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    Tricia
    October 14, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    I went a long with a friend and we were pleasently surprised with how much was there – we spent a good few hours wander around, and in the sunshine too!
    Your outfit looks fabulous!
    Tricia

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    lucysteaparty
    October 14, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    I really miss living in London for things like this. Looks amazing x

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    vintageattitude
    October 15, 2013 at 6:44 am

    I was there too with my kids dresses and home wares all made from vintage fabrics. Such a great day with so many fabulous people. Here’s to the next!

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    Daniella
    October 19, 2013 at 12:44 am

    great post! would you like to follow eachother?
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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    zora read
    November 10, 2013 at 8:02 am

    I went to that event, it was the best day out I have ever had and I am looking forward to the next one.

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      vintagefrills
      November 11, 2013 at 9:05 am

      I know! I hope it won’t be too long was so much fun!

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