Music Festivals 2014

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♪  ♫ LIFE IS TOO SHORT NOT TO DO THE FESTIVALS ♪  ♫

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Ooooya Ooooyaaaa even though it is not April yet we have already been getting all ready for the music festivals we are going to do this year. Remember you could find us the last year at the Isle of Wight Festival, V Festival, T in the Park, Leeds and Reading Festivals in the UK  and Roskilde in Denamrk? Guess what – you are going to be able to find our stalls over there this summer as well! If you haven’t got your tickets yet, get them as soon as possible and in the meantime you can have a quick look at what you can see this year. Remember – music is life, there’s no better fun than the festivals and a worn vintage look is a must. We presented the festival outfits in one of our posts the last summer. There is not much that has changed – it is still Levi’s 501 cut offs, Barbour coats, worn denim, flannel and aztec shirts, wellies, bumbags, bandanas and flowers in your hair that are a must – make sure you’re already prepared! If not – visit one of our shops in Birmingham or visit Harper and Lewis Vintage Boutique on ASOS Marketplace.

ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL 12-15 JUNE

RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS   ♪  ♫ 

The Isle of Wight Festival is bringing together more than 75,000 revellers for a weekend of live acts in a tradition going back more than 40 years.

Tickets cost just £1.25 for the first festival on the island in 1968 which gave the 10,000 who attended the privilege of watching the bands perform from the back of a trailer as well as contend with a large open sewer on the site.

 

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T IN THE PARK 11-13 JULY

BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB  ♪  ♫ 

What began in 1994 as a founding partnership between Tennent’s Lager and T in the Park, has become a hugely successful, long-standing relationship for over 20 years

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READING & LEEDS FESTIVAL 22-24 AUGUST

DISCLOSURE  ♪  ♫ 

The infamous Reading & Leeds Festival is heralded as the best music show on the planet. With the most revered artists from across the globe playing each year across the August Bank Holiday weekend, it is a genuine rite of passage for discerning music lovers everywhere.

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V FESTIVAL 16-17 AUGUST

The V Festival is an annual music festival held in the United Kingdom during the penultimate weekend in August. The event is held at two parks simultaneously which share the same bill; artists perform at one location on Saturday and then swap on Sunday. The sites are located at Hylands Park in Chelmsford and Weston Park in South Staffordshire. Although predominantly a rock music festival, a wide range of musical genres are accepted; in recent years pop acts have become more common.

The “V” represents the Virgin Group, with the event being sponsored by Virgin Media. It was previously televised by Channel 4, predominantly on their sister channel 4 Music, although for the 2014 edition of the festival it was announced that television broadcast rights would be returned to MTV.

THE KILLERS ♪  ♫ 

 

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ROSKILDE – DENMARK

THE ROLLING STONES ♪  ♫ 

Roskilde Festival 2014 takes place from 29 June to 6 July.
Roskilde Festival lasts eight intense days. Four days of celebration, music, co-creation and commitment in the camping area followed by four days of music and art at the festival site.
A full ticket with access to eight days costs DKK 1910 incl. fee (approx. EURO 256).
The Full line-up is revealed on Wednesday 2. April 2014 at 12.00 CET.
The line-up currently includes acts as diverse as Arctic Monkeys, Damon Albarn, Interpol, Haim, Major Lazer, Earl Sweatshirt, Pusha T, Rob Zombie, Trentemøller and MØ. See the current band list here.

Approximately 160 artists will perform on the seven stages in 2014. 

The stages are called Rising, Apollo, Avalon, Orange Stage, Gloria and Arena.
Roskilde Festival is created by 32,000 volunteers.

Maximum capacity is 80,000 paying guests. In total, 130,000 people are expected to take over the festival city in 2014 – this makes Roskilde Festival Denmark’s fourth largest city. 
Roskilde Festival takes place on the fields south of the town of Roskilde, which is one of Denmark’s oldest cities and known for its of historical relics from the Viking Age. 
The capital Copenhagen is located just 35 kilometers from the festival site. This is also the approximate distance to the closest international airport. Se practical travel information here.
Roskilde Festival was first held in 1971
Over the years, the festival has presented names such as Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys , Beastie Boys, Björk , Black Sabbath , David Bowie, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds , Coldplay, The Cure , Daft Punk , Bob Dylan, Faith No More , Foo Fighters, Gorillaz , Iron Maiden , Jay -Z, Paul Kalkbrenner , Kraftwerk , Metallica , MIA , Muse, My Bloody Valentine, Nirvana , PJ Harvey, Prince, Radiohead, Rage Against The Machine , Rammstein , Red Hot Chili Peppers , Rihanna, Ravi Shankar , Slayer , Slipknot , Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, The Strokes , Tiësto , U2 , Kanye West, Jack White , The White Stripes and Neil Young.

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LATITUDE FESTIVAL 18-21 JULY

The Latitude Festival is an annual music festival that takes place in Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk, England. It was first held in July 2006. Latitude is said to be more similar to continental European festivals; as well as a comprehensive bill of musicians, bands and artists across four stages – The Obelisk Arena, The BBC Radio 6 Music Stage, The i Arena, and the Huw Stephens curated Lake Stage, the festival comprises elements of theatre, art, comedy, cabaret, poetry, politics, dance and literature.

The festival is run by Festival Republic (formerly the Mean Fiddler Group), which also run the Reading and Leeds festivals and is contracted to run Glastonbury Festival.

 

THE BLACK KEYS ♪  ♫ 

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LOVE YOU LOTS, Harper and Lewis Vintage team, xx

A Brief History of Barbour

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Have you ever wondered how how it all began? Vintage Barbour is a must have nowadays – we all need it in our wardrobes and we all need it when we are off to the festivals. It always looks good on you, no matter if fitted or oversized, no matter if worn or very worn, no matter if ripped or dirty. In fact, the more knackered it is – the better your indie style looks like. At Harper & Lewis there is always a great selection of vintage Barbour coats for you to go through – on H&L Vintage Asos Marketplace Boutique so as in the actual shops which are based in the City Center of Birmingham, West Midlands, UK. Let’s briefly present the Barbour story though – we’re going to put it in photos.

Why ‘BARBOUR’? – because of the founder, John Barbour, obviously.

The story of Barbour began in 1894 in the Market Place in South Shields.

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1894 – The founder John Barbour opens J Barbour & Sons in 5 Market Place, South Shields

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1908 – John Barbour’s son, Malcolm, produces the first mail order catalogue. By 1917 the catalogue accounts for almost 75% of Barbour’s business including international orders from as far away as Chile, South Africa and Hong Kong

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1912 – J Barbour & Sons becomes J Barbour & Sons Ltd with John Barbour as Chairman and his sons Jack and Malcolm as joint Managing Directors

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1918 -John Barbour dies on 7 July 1918 and is succeeded by Jack Barbour

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1928 – Duncan Barbour, Malcolm’s only son joins the business

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1934 – Duncan Barbour, a keen motorcyclist, introduces a motorcycling range that quickly takes off

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Virtually every British International team wears Barbour suits from 1936 to the year that Barbour pulls out of the motorcycle clothing market in 1977

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1939 – They develop the Ursula suit, which becomes standard issue for members of the Submarine Service

The Ursula suit was named after the U-class submarine, Ursula whose commander Captain George Philips was instrumental in having the suits produced

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1957 – 97% of all competitors who take part in the Scottish 6 Day Event ride in Barbour International Oiled Cotton suits

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Barbour moves to the Simonside Trading Estate on the outskirts of South Shields and builds a manufacturing plant. After 63 years of being a retailer, Barbour became manufacturers and marketers

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Duncan Barbour dies age 48 and Malcolm Barbour again takes charge of the business with Nancy and her son John Barbour, age 19

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1964 – Malcolm Barbour dies age 83 and Nancy Barbour takes the role of Chairman with John as Managing Director

1968 – John Barbour dies suddenly leaving behind his young widow Margaret and their two-year-old daughter Helen

Margaret Barbour is made a member of the Board of Directors

1972 – Margaret Barbour is appointed Chairman

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1974 – Barbour receives the first Royal warrant from the Duke of Edinburgh

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1980 – The first lightweight thornproof short riding jacket – the Bedale – is designed

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The distinctive black and gold Barbour International badge is first seen on the famous motorcycling jacket of the same name

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1981 – Barbour moves into a new factory in Simonside

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The company remains at Simonside to the present day

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1982 – Barbour receives the second Royal Warrant by Her Majesty the Queen

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1983 – The Beaufort jacket designed by Margaret Barbour is featured in the catalogue for the first time

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1987 – Barbour receives the third Royal Warrant by HRH the Prince of Wales and opens an office in New Hampshire, Barbour Inc, in March

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1988 – The subsidiary Barbour (Europe) Ltd. is founded in Germany. Today, the company is located in Düsseldorf

The Barbour Trust is set up to support local and national projects and community issues. Margaret Barbour donates 20% of her shares in the company to The Barbour Trust

1989 – Barbour opens an office in Paris, Barbour France in October

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1991 – In June, Margaret Barbour is honoured with the award of Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to industry

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1992 – Barbour wins a Queens Award for Export Achievement in 1992, 1994 & 1995

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1994 – J Barbour & Sons Ltd celebrates its centenary

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1995 – Margaret Barbour is made President of the Royal Warrant Holders Association

1997 – Helen Barbour is made Vice Chairman

2001 – Margaret Barbour is appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the New Year’s Honours List

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2005 – Barbour wins the Best Shooting Clothing Product at the IPC Shooting Awards for the Northumberland range designed by Lord James Percy

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2007 – Barbour is the jacket of choice at the Glastonbury Festival with acts and celebrities such as the Arctic Monkeys, Lily Allen, Peaches Geldof and Rufus Wainwright all wearing the brand

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2008 – Barbour wins Best Shooting Clothing Product at the IPC Shooting Industry Awards for the Linhope Endurance 3 in 1 jacket designed by Lord James Percy

Barbour is awarded a special commendation at the Sunday Times PricewaterhouseCoopers Profit Track 100 Awards

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2011 – Barbour celebrates the 75th anniversary of its iconic International motorcycle clothing

“Today the 5th generation family owned business remains in the North East, with Barbour’s headquarters located in Simonside, South Shields. Although it sources products from around the globe, Barbour’s classic wax jackets are still manufactured by hand in the factory in Simonside and each year over 100,000 jackets are processed via the central, subsidiary and local customer service operations.
In 2004, Barbour began to work with Lord James Percy, in the design and marketing of its flagship shooting clothing range – the Northumberland range. Technically advanced and highly acclaimed in 2005, the Northumberland Range won the Shooting Industry Award for best clothing product, and more recently, the Linhope 3-in-1 won the Shooting Industry Award for best clothing product, 2008. More recently he was involved, alongside Vice Chairman Helen Barbour, in designing the new Barbour Sporting collection launched for Autumn Winter 2011.

Barbour now has 11 of its own retail shops in the UK, and a presence in over 40 countries worldwide including the United States, Germany, Holland, Austria, France, Italy, Spain, Argentina, New Zealand and Japan.

There are now over 2,000 products across the two seasons and the collections now cater for Men, Ladies and Children. Broadening out from its countrywear roots, today the heritage and lifestyle clothing brand produces clothing that is designed for a full lifestyle wardrobe. As well as jackets and coats, the Barbour wardrobe includes trousers, shirts, socks, knitwear and a range of accessories.

Nevertheless, in whichever area the company now operates, it remains true to its core values as a family business which espouses the unique values of the British Countryside and brings the qualities of wit, grit and glamour to its beautifully functional clothing.”

Source: http://www.barbour.com/

Hope you enjoyed the Barbour history. Time to do some shopping now! Lots of love, H&L Vintage, xx 

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Welcome back to Rainy England!
Harper & Lewis Vintage Wax Jackets are yours for the asking.

Barbour Jackets Available.

Hundreds of Flight Jackets for chillier days are waiting for you as well.

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Happy Shopping!

H&L Vintage,xx ♥

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The Sun Is Shining & We Are In Full-on Gig Mode. It’s Not Too Late To Choose Your Festival Outfit!

Listen up all you festival vintage fashion lovers, Summer is that time of year when all our thoughts turn to festivals! Get inspired by Harper & Lewis’ coolest vintage festival must haves this year, from Levi’s 501 hot cutoffs through to worn 90’s dresses, 70’s waistcoats, heavy leather jackets and dr. Martens boots. Festival season has kicked off weeks ago but if you’re still not ready for the one you are going to, then begin on with our definitive edit of all you need, whatever the weather – stay vintage – come rain or shine.

Whichever festival you’re off to within the next few weeks – V Festival or Reading/Leeds Festival – and whatever vintage look you plan to make your own, our retro collection of all the clothing beauties  was chosen for dancing out the days in!

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As long as you want to feel comfy – a summer festival essential. The jumpsuit saw a revival of epic proportions last season, and thank to its comfort zone it seems to be a trend that won’t ever go away. The loveliness of the playsuit is also that it is a whole outfit in one piece – leaving more space in your bag for more vintage beauties! Go for loose, oversize linen version in grey – in case you were going to be covered in dust while dancing right in front of the main stage!

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Oh, don’t forget these season’s hit – them dungarees. We absolutely love them! Hundreds of them available in our ASOS Boutique.

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Keep your toes dry – wellington boots has long-been a favourite foot cover with festival-bound lovers. If you have ever been to a festival you most definately have all donned the waterproof wonders. Wellies are the only shoes to wear when the rain is falling and don’t forget we are in rainy Britain so a wet festival is more than likely to happen! For downtime, they’ll prove the perfect partner to cut-off shorts or 90’s dress worn with a wax jacket when the weather starts to thaw. Quite simply, they’re a buy you definitely won’t regret, especially when you’re off for a festival anywhere in Europe!

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Make sure you’re prepared for whatever the Great British weather throws at you in…

If you’re off to any of the upcoming big festivals (so as we are! 🙂 ) in the next few weeks of August, then there is a big chance you might get caught by a warm summer shower. But don’t let the gloomy water coming down from the sky dampen your vintage apparel. Add a rustling neon vintage mac with showerproof hood to your backpack –  you will always be prepared for both rain and wind!

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Keep your feet comfy while jumping long hours in on of these hipshaking tents till early morning hours (if you know what we mean 😉 ). Our retro NIKE, Adidas, Diadora and Puma sneakers are right here waiting for you to get them and start flying on the dancefloor right after jumping in front of the headliner!

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Are you more into stars and stiffer rubber sole? Then we have these beautiful worn Converse All Stars trainers waiting for you in our ASOS Bouitique. The more worn look they have the coller your outfit looks like. Our model is completely addicted to those Chuck Taylor’s beauties, her favorite are the ones with soles partly fell off – true story. The charm of those rubber-soled ankle beauté is hidden in the history they have been through – the more festivals they saw the better and more vintage they look!

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I see a red door and I want to paint it black. Want to flaunt yourself proudly in the crowd and let everyone know what cult bands you’re into? Get one of these black vintage tees to say “I’m with the band”. We’ve got loads of motif T-shirts available – from Guns’n’Roses through the Rolling Stones and Nirvana up to Marilyn Manson and other masters. Paint it black.

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Tie Dyes – they are so colorful it’s untrue! Perfect to throw on and go to see your favorite band on stage. Sublime match with Levi’s 501 shorts. Add a little sunshine in a dark muddy day and walk proudly in the crowd – be sure your friends can always see you, even if the sun goes down!

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You can never get bored of them. Never ever. We all know that! Made 140 years ago by Levi Strauss to become a summer style best friend ever. You see, these worn denim 501 are just perfect for every dressing at the festival – perfect match with tees, jumpers, coats, macs, shirts, wellies, sneakers, crop tops – simply everything! But we’ve been through this story already 😉

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Why sit on the grass with your guy when you can use your super-size multicoloured scarf which can work anytime as a blanket? Why keep your heavy jumper in the bag in case it gets chilly when you can wrap yourself in a scarf? Oh wait, don’t frget the little ones – Channel your inner-70s wild child and wear it as a headband across your forehead! Silk bandanas are perfect for adding that little something extra to simple get-ups. Now fill your festival suitcase up with those handy extra layers.

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One of the new festival dressing essentials and it has just arrived this Summer at Harper and Lewis Vintage! Go back to the 70’s – waistcoat makes a perfect combo with a silk shirt and Levi’s shorts or jeans. Feel like your mum spinning around with flowers in her hair!

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With all that dancing, spinning and pogoing a secure bag is absolutely required for any festival stay. Wear it around your hips or across the shoulder and keep your belongings safe all the time! Bum bags are rocking at H&L, you should get one too.

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Come up smelling of roses!

If you like your look with plenty of femininity, then the ultimate throw-on 90’s floral-print dresses should be your festival fashion fare of choice.  Its print, and the way it looks paired with a biker jacket – we just love it. Dress it down with a pair of Dr Martens boots, sneakers and a leather or denim jacket. Go babydoll and don’t forget to add round mirror shades to get a 100% boho chic.

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Festival look is more about having fun with your fashion – so even if these slouchy printed hareems would not neccessaily live in your everyday wardrobe, they will be perfect for throwing on with a black top on V or Reading/ Leeds Festivals!

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Reflect the Sun off if it is burning your skin for too long. If the yellow star is shining and you feel as you were baking then these white tops will be a style dream – just stay away from any muddy patches later!

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Festival’s evening chill sets in? Then the baggy beige jumpers will keep you out the cold. Get the slouchy look by getting an oversized one. Wearit with heavy black boots or wellies. Stay cool and bang on trend!

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We would all go hell for leather this season. Well, any season as the leather jackets are always in!  It is a fail-safe go-to when it comes to hanging at the festivals. Put in on a vintage tee and go rocking.

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Walk back to the 14th century and become one of the Aztec empire. That’s right, shirts inspired by people living in Aztlan ages ago are an absolute must have at this year’s festivals. Team it with a pair of denim shorts to continue the look.

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The colorful patterns, the oversize, the cool-girl vibe it gives off—you just can’t go wrong wearing on of our vintage silk shirts. Tuck it in your Levi’s 501 or simply wear it as a dress. Hell yeah – as a dress! Feel the warm wind on your skin. Sounds like a bliss doesn’t it?
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Do it in denim! Get back to basics with our denim Levi’s, Lee and Wrangler jackets and shirts, the ultimate must have in fesival wear. Always cool, always grounge. Great for rocking out in day or night.

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Talking about grunge – show your teen spirit for classic grunge. What was Kurt wearing all the time? Checked flannel shirt of course. Come on, it always makes you looking cool and casual – that’s what grunge is all about.

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Work the military trend into the festival season ahead with our camo shirts and jackets! Perfect for throwing on over a band tee and washed jeans on one of those milder nights on a campsite.

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Do you want to become head-to-toe 80’s style girl? Distress your way to the perfect vintage denim acid wash high-waist jeans. Perfect to go and see 80’s rock masters on stage with an oversized tie dye t-shirt and crop-tops.

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Hooters and Las Vegas tees do not really need a description. Simply – Hooters and LV. They will always leave you looking cool.

Right guys, get your vintage bargains here and let us know if you’re going any festivals in August with us!! Hope to see you there, H&L xx

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We did the Isle of Wight. Hell Yeah!

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As probably most of you already know Harper & Lewis Vintage do some of the best festivals. It means we travel around the UK, no wait, actually around the whole Europe with our vintage stock. Yes, we let our customers to get the vintage beauties directly from our market!

We would like to share our experience, feelings and all the crazy stories we went through on tour. Well, mostly the stories. And the photos, which are maybe not of the best quality but that’s all we’ve got as souvenirs we can publish on the blog. As far as we can remember there are many of them. Read on if interested and curious; and remember – photos included 🙂

The first festival we did this year was the Isle of Wight Festival which obviously takes place on the Isle of Wight in South East England. It lasted from 13th to 16th June. We had to arrive there earlier of course to move our market in! How many of you were there with us??

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  • June 11th, late evening

This is Gaz. Yes, you all know him. Our van is packed to the top and bursting at the seams! Gaz who is normally our full-time model is now our driver. Guess what is in the boxes? Well, simply a bit of everything! Everything you need at the festivals and everything you need when you’re back home. Anyway, we are now ready to leave the next day around midday!

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  • June 12th, midday

Everything is double checked. Flozzza is still here. She spent the whole night watching our stock. We’re leaving our warehouse in the Brummieland all being excited because of the fact we are coming back to the IOW again! We are heading straight down to the island in a HEAVY rain and hitting the ferry at 6 p.m. Some of us suffer from seasickness (we cannot say who that person is 😀 ). Luckily we are all just fine and arrive at the campsite at 7.30p.m.  Oh wait, we are getting lost near Dover. Guess whose fault it is?! ONLY JOKING, Gary is a good driver and navigator. But still – we are getting lost! All yelling and terrified because of the fact we can miss the last ferry we finally find the right way. So yeah, we got there safe and sound:)

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To whomever the tent belongs – we’d like to thank you for letting us to stay under its roof for one night 🙂

  • Late evening

We are finally here. It is too late to set the market up so we decide to sleep anywhere. Oh yeah, because we have no tents. So we find this empty market with no doors and no windows which is just by the sea and it is freezing cold outside. Actually being in this market means we are still outside. Sleeping on the lawn is a great fun anyway.

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This is a hammer. Our hammer.

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This is our market. Well, almost.

  • June 13th, early morning

We start the first morning on a campsite from setting the market up. It is going to be our shop, tent, home, dining room and everything for the next few days. Boys are working hard, pretending they are builders. Girls are working hard, hanging stock on the rails – they do not have to pretend anything, they are just gorgeous.

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Floooooreeence is watching youuu!!

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Well done boys’n’girls. Hooters and other bad boi’zz ready to be sold out ha!

 

  • Late afternoon

The market is ready to welcome all the vintage lovers. Our model Kinga joins us today so now we are here all together ready to serve you!

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  • Late evening

Everything is finally in the right place now. We cannot wait to greet the first customers tomorrow!

  • Very late evening

Everyone seems to be asleep. We are looking for a party to join with no luck at all. Chatting till early hours in the morning then falling asleep in our cozy market! Well, most of us…

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Peace in the morning!

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  • June 14th, morning

It is windy. Very windy – way tooooooo windyyy! The opening of all the stalls is delayed.

Oh, and Gary says hi from his bed – bed for the champions. He just loves his van!

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Waiting for the gates to be opened. Ready to rock!

  • Early afternoon

Here we go! The Sun is shining, the wind cannot kill anyone anymore, all the gates are opened, the crowd is heading our way! We are busy, yesss we are!

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  • Late evening

Nick’s dinner time! We are so amazing we can manage to cook at the festivals ha! Absolutely beautiful chicken curry.

  • Very late evening

Two of us are going to see the first of the big headliners – the Stone Roses. Kinga sees the band for the third time in the last two weeks. No one knows why but she seems to be a little sick of the same line-up now! Enjoying the gig anyway 🙂

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We are hitting the Hipshaker’s dancefloor. Rock’n’roll!! Photos not found. 😉

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Gary’s new uniform – Harper & Lewis Vintage rules!!

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  • June 15th, early morning

The Sun is shining, it’s 98 degrees in the shadow and we are walking into town to do some food shopping for tonight’s dinner. Festooned with all the heavy bags, we are walking back into the festival to open the market at 10.a.m. It should be just a boring and exhaustive long walk back but no, not for us. Kinga is gazing at something on her left hand side while walking and she is hitting the LAMPPOST. With her FACE. There are no more than 300 other people around her who see it. We are all lying on the ground, laughing. She is laughing with us. Good times! (Are you one of the witnesses?! 😀

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The market is rolling up! What are you mostly interested in? Well – them Levi’s 501 cutoff shooooooooooortssssssss naturally!!!

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  •  Afternoon

Kinga is off to see the Maccabees and Ben Howard. Good gigs she says!!

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  • Evening

Nick’s dinner day two! What we’ve got tonight? The meatballssssss and spaghetti. The spaghettiiiiiiiiii omnomnomnomnommmmm.

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  • Late evening

We are going to see the Block Party (hell yeahhhhhhhhhhhh!) and a bit of the Killers. The Killers are finishing their performance with the explosion of the fireworks.

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The Hipshaker – oh well… 🙂

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  • June 16th, morning

Gaz says hi ready for the last day of the festival!

What is going on today? We are having fun with all our customers – as always!!!

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Peace in the afternoon.

  • Afternoon

Kinga says hi in the afternoon. Paul is taking a photo. He says hi too! 🙂

(Here we should tell you the story of clicking one’s back but we will leave it…:) Any witnesses?? 😀 )

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Where’s everyone?!

  • Evening

Nick’s dinner day 3! Lamb curry – LAMB CURRY! We love Nick’s meals!

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Blondie!

  • Late night

We are all off to see Blondie. She is absolutely amazing!

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Find Gaz in the photo.

  • Very late night

Kinga and Gaz are having a beer fight – both pretending that they are spraying the champagne on eachother to celebrate the whole festival, which we have to admit was a great fun!

  • Very very late night

Guess what?! Yes, we are at the hipshaker again. So sad it is the last night in here!!!

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We’ve done it! We’ve done it again!!!

  • June 17th, morning

It always happens, sooner or later – time to leave… Where is the hammer?!

We spend few hours packing all the stock and getting ready for the trip back home.

Before getting into the ferry we are walking around Newport and popping in to one of the nice restaurants for some fish and chips, oh yeah!

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  • Afternoon

Bye bye Isle of Wight! We’re gonna miss you!

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Our top sales man is sleepy – well, we don’t blame him!

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  • Evening

We spend few hours waiting in a long queue on the motorway, getting home late in the evening!

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Peace in the evening

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We’ve made a wish to come back there the next year! Have you done it?!

We’ll see you the next year IOW! So far – we need to get ready for the Roskilde Festival in Denmark now – boom town boom town!!

Stay tuned, H&L xxx