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Once Upon a Time - vintage style, British with the romance of Italy.
Inspired by a love of beautiful things.

ABOUT US - Our slogan is 'fun fashion with a difference' - fun, sometimes quirky, and just that little bit different. We sell mainly vintage costume jewellery, specialising in the 1950s to 1980s. However we do sometimes sell gold and silver, and other antique and vintage items, and occasionally new. We loosely follow trends to fit with the modern day wardrobe. Most of our items are one of a kind, and many have a fascinating history too!
We hope you find your special piece. Enjoy!

Vintage style starts right here, release your inner glamour!

How to wear vintage costume jewellery... Hollywood actress Bette Davis

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Meet the Team

Vintage Photo: founder Lesley Sargeant


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 Lesley on LinkedIn

Vintage Photo: Scott



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: riding his motorbike, and looking after his German spitz Casey, and two Romanian rescue street dogs, Winnie and Peach