Once Upon a Time - vintage style, British with the romance of Italy.
Founder Lesley, who formerly worked in IT, began selling fair trade in 2007 one day a week at Bromley Town Centre Market, and later expanded into jewellery. She adores vintage jewellery because it is so well made and beautiful, and she never knows what she may find next! She enjoys discovering obscure designers, and restoring pieces to their former glory.
Loves: reading non-fiction, playing the mandolin Lesley on LinkedIn
Scott can be found helping out at the vintage fairs, where he usually steals the limelight with his sequin tie, and once won an award at Old Spitalfields Market for Best Vintage Trader when Lesley wasn't there. He also gives good business advice.
Loves: looking after his German spitz, and two rescue Romanian street dogs
Sales associate Rachel... A dresser full of bowls filled with pearls and beads are Rachel's earliest memory of jewellery. Never being allowed to touch the beads only cemented her fascination with vintage jewellery. At 19 she went to work in the London Silver Vaults where there was also a small collection of Deco and Edwardian rings and necklaces. She then worked for Ian Harris, a veteran of the antiques roadshow, where she learned the craftsmanship of Cartier; Van Cleef and Arpels; La Cloche and many more leading designers of fine jewellery.