This fair claims to be the biggest antiques fair in Europe and the size has to be seen to be believed!
Newark is not far from Nottingham - about 30 minutes by car or train. Or about one hour 30 minutes from London Kings Cross. Makes for an interesting day out - and you can even take your dog along. Next one is in April... they happen a few times each year.
The Vintage Warehouse is a big vintage emporium that has loads of cool clothes inside. As with any old clothes shop, it is fairly jumble sale like and requires a good trawl, however I've acquired some great finds from it. Plus, they have a one pound bargain pit, and, although the style of the clothes in there isn't exactly fashionable, there are some nice materials if you rummage for long enough. Best of all, even if you don't buy anything it's a fascinating place to wonder around.
82-84 Lower Parliament Street, (main entrance on Cranbrook Street) NG1 1EH
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Stepping into Debbie Bryan's studio and shop you get a true sense of the comfort and joy to be found in owning an original piece of British Designers work.
Beautifully displayed, innovative pieces capture your imagination and you're soon sure to be charmed by their individuality and affordable prices. With lots of events and workshop evenings on offer this studio/shop is a fantastic place to be inspired and creative.
18 St Mary's Gate, Lace Market, Nottingham, 0115 9507776. www.debbiebryan.co.uk
This designer filled street is often referred to as “Nottingham's Bond Street” and it’s easy to see why. Located at the end of Clumber Street and about 100m south of the Lace Market Quarter. Shops here include Diesel, Ted Baker, Flannels, Limeys, Coast, Kurt Geiger, and in the vicinity of Bridlesmith Gate is a flagship Hugo Boss store (St Peters Gate), the original Paul Smith shop (Byard Lane), flagship Paul Smith shop (low pavement) and Reiss (Byard Lane). This is well worth a visit.
100m south of Lace Market and 200m north of Old Market Square. Just use the upstairs exit of Broadmarsh Centre and its dead opposite
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