Vintage fair that started in Sheffield to return to the city

A vintage fair which started in Sheffield and grew to become one of the UK’s favourites will return to the city of Sheffield next month.

Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair will be at Sheffield Cathedral on May 16 from 11am to 5pm, bringing vintage women’s wear, menswear, jewellery, collectables and home wares sourced from far and wide by specialist independent traders.

Established during the time of economic crisis in Sheffield, Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair went popular very quickly in the city.

Now Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair has grown to become the biggest travelling fair in the United Kingdom, visiting over 40 cities across the county, with over 100 events per year. It also won  ‘Best Vintage Fair’ in the UK for three years running.


Shopping at Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair is not only a chance to find unique, sustainable and affordable pieces from the 1920s to the 1980s, but also a way to support local, small and independent businesses, especially the ones which just suffered from the loss that the COVID caused.

20-year-old fashion student Jordan Ellis, has been waiting for the restrictions to lift and shops to reopen.

He said: “I am really looking forward to go to the fair. I really love shopping vintage, and I have been eagerly wanting to find vintage gems to refresh my wardrobe with.”

Secret Cake Club will also be running ‘Cake-a-way’ this May, serving their famously delicious selections of cakes to take away at the fair.

Entry fee of the fair is £2.5, tickets booking available via



Written by Yiying Fan

Journalism student at the University of Sheffield.

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