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The Vintage Guide To London | May 26, 2017

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Discover trade secrets and fashion history on a vintage walk with Fox&Squirrel

If you want to find out the secrets of the vintage trade, the latest vintage gossip and fancy discovering – and shopping at! – some of London’s best vintage shops, then join a Fox&Squirrel vintage walk.

Fox&Squirrel, who organise specialist lifestyle walks through London, have teamed up with boutique gallery shop Guts for Garters for a series of vintage walks that will tell the narrative of London’s fashion history en route.

The walks are led by vintage queens Rachel Chudley and Cassie Beadle, owners of the renowned gallery/shop Guts For Garters, and curated by Fox&Squirrel’s managing director Penelope Sacorafou.  “A collaboration between Fox&Squirrel and Guts for Garters is such an obvious choice, the latter scavenge through London to find the best vintage and art pieces and bring them under one roof, while Fox&Squirrel has built a community of Londoners that love to explore their city and experience everything it has to offer.” Penelope explains the collaboration.

Combining vintage personal shopping with a city walk and insider business information, the walks will appeal to both vintage newbies and long-time lovers, budding vintage entrepreneurs and those with an interest in fashion design.  Walkers will have the chance to visit the archives of iconic British designers and find out their sources of inspiration and have specialists talk about the designs, highlight the crafts used and brief you on each garments intricate design details. There will also be the opportunity to meet renowned vintage clothes dealers to find out the ins and outs of vintage trade. Each dealer will let you in on a bit of gossip- who wore which piece, where and when?

Walkers will also visit vintage e-commerce warehouses and have the chance to try on garments that they otherwise wouldn’t showcase. Any budding vintage dealers in the crowd? The owners will  share tips with visitors on how to sell vintage online and reveal what traps to avoid when purchasing over the internet.

The tour ends at Guts for Garters where tea or perhaps Hendricks gin and tonics and nibbles will be served. While you relax, Garters’ Rachel and Cassie will talk about their current exhibition ‘Anatomy,’ introduce you to exhibiting artists, and offer their much sought after vintage styling services.

“I am very excited to be part of a company that connects adventurous and inquisitive people with independent companies that really have a heart and soul”, Rachel (pictured right) says, ” Fox and Squirrel is the perfect collaboration for Guts for Garters, and a chance for us to bring our unique, personalized service to more people.”

Walk Summary:

*Guided by vintage stylists Rachel Chudley & Cassie Beadle

* Walk commences at 2pm

*Walk lasts 4hrs

* Appx 4 visits en route

*Walk takes place on the 3rd, 10th, and 17th of December

*Tea or drink and nibbles included in price

*Travel card will be necessary

*Maximum 10 people per walk

* Walk costs £30 and includes refreshments

Book here