Clothes of a fine vintage

Wearing styles of days gone by Manda Bell ( left ) and Amber Davey, show off two of the outfits which will be on sale at  a vintage fair at Sunderland Minster.

Wearing styles of days gone by Manda Bell ( left ) and Amber Davey, show off two of the outfits which will be on sale at a vintage fair at Sunderland Minster.

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ARTISTIC friends have got together to put on a very fine fair.

Fine art students Amber Davey and Manda Bell are planning a vintage fair at Sunderland Minster next month.

The Sunderland University students spotted a gap in the market and decided to put their skills to use.

Amber, 19, from Ashbrooke, said: “Manda had done a lot of fairs in the past with other companies.

“We decided to do one here because there was a need for it.

“There is not really anything else like it going on.

“Most vintage fairs are just aimed at young girls but we want it to be for everyone, young and old, men and women.

“Sunderland University is such a big uni, it has lots of foreign students as well and we wanted to get that aspect of things too,” added Amber.

The fair will host about 30 stalls, selling everything from clothes to cakes. There will even be a hairdresser styling eager shoppers who want to create that vintage look.

Amber said: “Everyone who has a stall is really excited because there has not being anything like this in the North East.

“We wanted to give the region’s sellers a chance to do it rather than outsiders travelling from across the country to sell.”

Amber and Manda will also be selling their wares at the fair.

Amber said: “Manda specialises in selling vintage clothes for plus sizes and I will be selling the necklaces that I make. They are quirky and made from Lego.”

The pair are hoping that this will just be the start of the fair.

Amber added: “Hopefully it will all go really well and we can make this into a regular event. I think it definitely has the potential to do that.”

The fair will be held on January 14 and entry will be 50p.

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