Angels Vintage Clothing Sale

Miss Thrifty7 November 19, 2008

I’m back! I’m jetlagged and should be in bed in right now, but instead I’m trolling the net and I just came across this:

I love Angels: it’s an amazing theatrical costumier in London. The owner wants to clear some space and has filled a Wembley warehouse with boxes and bags full of vintage clothes from the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, to be sold off at rock-bottom prices at a one-day sale next month.

Style blogger Mademoiselle Robot says:

It will feature items from the 1930s till now and they will not be priced individually but by bag. You will be able to get a medium bag for £10 (able to hold a suit and shirt, or three dresses) or a supersize one for £20 & then fill it with pieces from BIBA, Quorum, YSL, Bus Stop, Jaques Azagury, & Jean Muir or high street labels of the past thirty years like Chelsea Girl, Jaeger, Joseph, French Connection, Stirling Cooper, Artwork Blue & Stefanel.

Period military uniforms and costumes featured on BBC shows will also be for sale. Angels has published full details about its vintage clothing sale here, and here’s the skinny:

Date: 6 December 2008.

Time: 9 am to 5 pm (frankly, I’d get there early).

Venue: 3 Boundary Road, Wembley, HA9 7ND.

Map: voila!

I wouldn’t miss this for the world, but 6 December is also my husband’s birthday so I’m not sure how I’m going to work it…

UPDATE: See this later post about the Angels sale, for details of a prize draw plus their list of rules for would-be buyers.

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7 Responses to “Angels Vintage Clothing Sale

sharon rose says:

Hi there-hope you had a fantastic trip my dear! This sale looks awesome, I’m sure it will be very popular. If you do go, please do a post on the goodies you bag!!

sharon roses last blog post..Get out the Brights!!

November 19, 2008 at 8:39 am

I love vintage clothes,these would take to London for shopping.Thanks for the blog.

June 8, 2010 at 2:44 pm

vintage magpie says:

I’m sorry but the Angels sale was absolute crap. You really didn’t miss anything at all! They bank on their name being well regarded and by the amount of people queuing up there were was a lot of expectancy. Majority of items on sale were really just ready for the bin. OK I expect the odd hole or rip and quite a lot of mending but there were items of clothing that literally fell apart in your hands.The main advertising campaign for this sale stated clothing from the 1950’s…that was their main “tag line” on all their advertising and yes there was some but one tiny rail doesn’t really make it a 1950’s sale! Apart from the military hats and coats the rest was a poor excuse for making money out of trash and earning quite a good deal on the huge amounts of eager vintage shoppers. At a fiver a pop they did very well just on entrance fees. I have to say it’s pretty cheeky to charge entry seeing as the quality was so poor. I’m quite an old hand at vintage sales,car boots etc and I never ever come away with at least an item or two but this time that’s exactly what happened. I felt really taken advantage of and will not be returning any time soon. It was a blatant exercise on how to make money off the gullible!
A true rip off!!!

July 27, 2010 at 3:16 pm

missthrifty says:

@vintage magpie Really? I was so gutted when I didn’t make it, but I feel vindicated now! The military hats and coats did look AMAZING though.

July 28, 2010 at 10:17 pm

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