In addition to the Heritage Week celebrations all over Halifax town, there’s a Vintage theme also being celebrated. Vintage is enjoying a very public revival in fashion and interior design allowing and promoting the re-purposing of many aged goods and re-inventing the Vintage vibe in fresh and innovative ways. What better place to experience this resurgence than in Halifax, where old and new structures can be found living synergistically in many public and private buildings.

Vintage Fair

A prime example of this is the Square Chapel Theatre which has recently celebrated a year since it’s re-opening, following a multi-million-pound renovation and re-invention.  This will be the jaw dropping back drop to the centre’s first Vintage Fair on Saturday 8th September. With nearly 20 premier vintage sellers selling a wide range of ladies and gents fashions, accessories, furniture and household goods in the Red Brick Auditorium, the event is guaranteed to look stunning in the re-invented setting.

Singing throughout the day in the café bar will be vocalist, The Fabulous Miss G, well known for her pitch perfect soulful renditions of classics from Dusty Springfield and Etta James. There will also be bookable swing dance lessons from award winning dance duo, The Swing Cats, in the Copper Auditorium in the morning (with a ‘free for all’ mini swing dance social in the nearby Woolshops Centre in the afternoon), plus a film screening of Marilyn Monroe classic, Some Like it Hot.

For further information or to book the swing dance workshop (or buy as gift voucher for someone else!)  visit: To book for Some Like it Hot, visit:

Lord & Lord Vintage Pop-Up

Also, this weekend Lord and Lord, based below the Square Chapel, have a Vintage Pop Up event in the gorgeous surroundings of Chris Lord’s Photography Studio.  Lord & Lord are showcasing Bespoke and Up-cycled furniture, unique finds and more, in a mix of styles ranging from Vintage to Industrial, Rustic to Retro! It’s free entry and refreshments will be served in the pop up café.  Open Saturday and Sunday, the studio is situated in Greenwoods Mill on Square Road, just a minute from the Piece Hall, the Train station and the Halifax Minster.

For further information check out

Chris Lord Photography Studio, Greenwood Mills, 25 Square Road, Halifax, HX1 1QG

Al’s Emporium

But just like cute little puppies, Vintage and Pre-loved is not something to be loved for one weekend of the year! Fortunately for Halifax and the surrounding area there’s have a new shop in the Piece Hall to meet our needs: open all year round, 7 days a week is Al’s Emporium at The Piece Hall. The owners have recently doubled the size of the shop due to the popularity of the business. With wares from every era, there are over 60 cabinets rented by independent sellers with a passion for pre-loved. There are also cabinets with handmade items from local Textile artists, Jewellers, Card Makers and more.

Al and his wife Simone’s shop is situated above the Corner Book Shop in the top corner of the Piece Hall. Having recently re-located the business from Todmorden, they have an active Facebook page and have launched a website.  Take a trip to Al’s emporium where you’ll find a huge range of gorgeous items, big and small, with a price for every pocket.

For more information, take a peek at  or

Charity Shops

And whilst there are many folk out there that don’t like seeing Charity shops on the High Street, there are lots of us that love it.  With quite a few to choose from in Halifax, buying pre-loved items can also make you feel doubly good on the inside when you’re supporting a charity.

Have a great vintage weekend!