Charity & vintage shop snoop, Oxford, Vintage, Vintage Clothing

Vintage shop snoop: Gloucester Green Market in Oxford

Autumn/Winter is finally here! As much as the rain annoys me I do love routing through my jumpers and coats and coming up with a warm and cosy outfit. I knew the weather had hit me when I wanted to make squash soup and visited the Veg Van outside the Rusty Bike this week and picked up this little gem of a squash. The van’s there every Thursday evening, don’t miss out.

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I love the market in Gloucester Green but the vintage stuff is only there on a Thursday… or so I thought. As I was walking through town yesterday I spotted the sign that the market was on. I was happy to find my favourite vintage stall there and spent a good 30 minutes routing through. There is everything from 80s jumpers to vintage Barbour to modern staple pieces. There is also a really great coat stand, selling wool and sheepskin pieces from between £10-£15.

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I picked up two pieces from the market. This beautiful yellow dress by Kate Cooper. After a google, I discovered it’s a vintage inspired Irish fashion brand owned by the fashion house Michael H. I loved the 50s style of it but when I got it home the zip broke off at the bottom – so if you can advise how I can fix it, let me know!

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The second piece was this fab wool coat by ‘Maid in London’ – I couldn’t find anything about this brand. Might be new, might be old; I don’t know but I love it. It’s a lovely colour and suits the autumnal trees and landscape but is not so dark. I’ve had to give it a good old hand wash, as with most things from markets they need a good few washes before they smell and look their best!

Visit the market – it’s every Thursday and now *I think* every Saturday. There are plenty of gems to be had.

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4 Comments

  1. Lovely pictures – wish we had a nice flea market like this over here! xxx

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  2. I like this coat! Is wonderfull 😄 follow me on my blog

  3. GG market is great for cheap vintage finds – I love shopping there for haberdashery items too.

    It’s a shame about your new dress, though. It is possible to replace a concealed zip like that, albeit a little fiddly : http://www.learning-alterations.com/Invisible-Zipper.html If you’re not confident with a sewing machine, I’d suggest asking at your local dry cleaners to see if they do mending and alteration services – shouldn’t be too expensive.

    1. Hi Beth, I know I love it and the council said it’s going to be every Saturday now as well. There’s my pay packet gone each month! Thanks for the zip advice think I might take it to the alterations place just off the cowley road by Sue Ryder otherwise it’ll sit in the wardrobe and the zip on my ‘to do’ list ha! X

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