Last week the Bournemouth Vintage Emporium kindly invited me along to their one year anniversary event with other local Bournemouth Bloggers like Sarah, Louise, Laura and Jessica, and it was really nice to browse all the vintage pretties with these lovely ladies.
But in short, the Bournemouth Vintage Emporium is a unique concept store to the east of Bournemouth centre in Dorset, England, that hosts vintage traders that are styled together like a department store with quality one off vintage furniture, fashion, art, music and much more. There's even decadent, Victorian inspired Tea Rooms on site that is set to expand later this year with ideas for an alfresco dining experience outside: how very continental!
What makes the Bournemouth Vintage Emporium so unique is that it works tirelessly to build a brand and a store that provides visitors with the best vintage shopping experience around. And to achieve this, the attention to detail is everything, and the emporium boasts everything as quirky as library themed toilets, to shoes that act as clothes hangers in the fitting rooms! The owners of the emporium are very certain to stock items that really are vintage and they steer clear of the shabby chic furnishing look, and up-cycle Ikea (it happens apparently!) so that every item has a clear sense of history and that there is a pure integrity of their stock.
After just one year old it's wonderful to see the emporium thrive so much and of course it's great to see something locally that's just so different from the high street and that puts Bournemouth on the map.
There are tons and tons of photos in this post and I hope it makes you feel like you were there! I of course didn't end up going home empty handed and you see that mirror in the second photo down? Well- that ended up coming home with me! It was from a stall called 'Bohemia' (that, and 'What Alice Found' were my favourite stalls by the way; their collections are just perfect) and I fell in love with it instantly! It was actually part of the display but the very kind seller let me have it for just £15 which is brilliant value. It's definitely taking centre place in my studio!
Join me after the cut to come along to the Bournemouth Vintage Emporium experience....