Love Is In the Air, Vintage Style

Northern Ireland’s favourite vintage shopping event, the fabulous Frock Around The Clock Vintage & Handmade Fair, will be making its first appearance of the year at Malone House in Belfast on Sunday 2nd February with an extravaganza of vintage glamour and unique gifts just in time for Valentine’s Day.

The event will showcase over 45 handpicked, high quality vintage dealers and creative designers specialising in vintage, handmade and upcycled fashion, jewellery, furniture, homewares, collectables, dolls and bears, art, scrumptious sweet treats, photography and much more. With all this under one roof it will be easy to find your loved one a unique gift that they will treasure forever, and if you’re not romantically inclined, or you’re against the whole Valentine’s affair, then there are tons of treats to show yourself a little love too!

Creative Director Becky Moore says ‘Our February fair is always a favourite with visitors – a glittering spot on the horizon of a long and dreary January. Its the perfect time to treat yourself with your first pay cheque of the year, find unique Valentine’s gifts for your loved one, or even early Mother’s Day presents that will show Mum just how much you appreciate her. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner we wanted to show our customers some love too, so we have not one, but two fabulous prizes in our event competition this time. All visitors on 2nd February will be able to enter our free prize draw for the chance to win either a gorgeous statement pillbox hat from milliner Sophie Dinsmore of Lower Than The Angels, or a framed photograph of the Belfast Cranes from Photography By Marc Lawson.’

Pioneering the vintage way since 2008, it comes as no surprise that Frock Around The Clock has put the fun and glamour back into shopping. The effort that visitors make in getting really dressed up for the occasion, and the degree of originality and individuality seen in how they put an outfit together, is an indication of just how seamlessly vintage has merged with mainstream fashion in Northern Ireland. The Style Spotter is always in attendance to capture stylish ladies on camera so the prestigious event’s customers regularly appear on the pages of Northern Ireland’s leading online fashion guide!

Now in its 6th year of delighting customers from all over Ireland, Frock Around The Clock still remains dedicated to sourcing the best in vintage dealers and fresh creative talent, so in addition to many of the old favourites there will also be a number of fresh faces to be seen at the 2nd February event, providing a spectacular variety of unique, quality and interesting things to see and buy. Whether you are in search of a stunning frock, authentic vintage treasures, beautifully handcrafted designs, or delicious edible goodies, this event has it all!

The impressive exhibitor list will include Lower Than The Angels, creators of distinctive, bespoke millinery inspired by vintage chic and Hollywood glamour, Norma Jean Vintage, who will be running a sale on original vintage wedding dresses, Strictly Vintage, connoisseurs of high end vintage designer jewellery, Emili-Jean Vintage, dedicated to sourcing amazing and authentic vintage wear,  Tiny Tower Vintage, specialists in vintage china, linens, eiderdowns and collectible books, Ardmore Cottage Interiors & Gifts selling soft furnishings, clocks, pictures and lamps, FiftyFive65, creators of vintage reproduction dresses for modern gals, Vintage Aggy and Molly, showcasing exquisite handmade dolls created from antique haberdashery, Emily Loves Vintage offering beautiful, limited-edition eclectic jewellery, and Rosy Glow who will be selling handcrafted lampshades and hand painted glassware.

The Frock Around The Clock Valentine’s Vintage & Handmade Fair will take place from 12-5pm on Sunday 2nd February 2014 at Malone House, Barnett Demesne, Malone Road, Belfast BT9 5PB.  Admission costs only £3, which includes entry into the exclusive competition. More information on the event and the exhibitor list can be found at and