Yard Sale!

Yard Sale!

>> Apologies if this is coming a little late notice but what started out as a yard sale that was happening in the courtyard/carpark outside my building with some of my crap laid out on the concrete has now grown into a much bigger fish thanks to a suggestion by Zara of Geisha Rock on Twitter to open up the sale to other UK/London bloggers so they can sell their crap too.  Actually, I shouldn't speak for the other bloggers as to whether what they're lugging up to my N7 gaff is crap or not. They could be hawking many mighty gems… if anything, you can meet the following and say 'Hello!'… Shini of Park and Cube, Stevie of Discotheque Confusion, Nadia of Frou Frouu, Fi of Save our Shoes, Laetitia of Mademoiselle Robot, Kit of Style Slicker, Zara of Geisha Rock and err… oh yeah… the other half, Steve of Style Salvage who has a few bits for any bored boyfriends who may want to loiter…

With regards to my own crap, I haven't finished the clearing out process but to my mind, there will be designer, high street and vintage… Eley Kishimoto dress, Lanvin skirt, a Phillip Lim coat, a John Richmond jacket, Georgina Goodman shoes to name a few out of around 100 items me thinks… in addition, I've got mags (some Japanese ones…) and other bits and pieces.  Whilst not everything will be under a tenner, most will be.  Maximum price will be ¬£30 on anything I'm selling.

I'll leave the other bloggers to expand upon what they'll be bringing to the 'yard'…

But the most exciting part I think is the food aspect!  Please do bypass Greggs on the way to my house and instead feast upon the following… Tommy from This is Naive very kindly agreed to make chicken satay on the BBQ, should the sun smile upon us.  Her friend Alison of Popcorn Stories who has some famed green tea cookies will be baking up a storm as well for the sale.  We'll also have some *ahem* burly men bunging some bangers on the BBQ for sausage baps.  I'll try and have some drinks prepped but feel free to bring your own.  You'll need to bring some pocket money for the food…

If it turns into more of a blogger/reader meet-up so be it but just to add, what doesn't sell will go to charity shops pronto or erm… the wheely bins!

Now let's all pray for sun…


**EDIT** Someone has already asked whether they can bring stuff to sell too.  I'm a little bit unsure about 10+ ppl selling which is why I only asked a few bloggers (there wasn't a selection process… just the ones I thought of, off the top of my head!) to join in because it is a private courtyard and not really a public space… don't want it to be too chaotic.  I think if you have a few things to sell, perhaps – but please email me first as it really isn't possible for it to be a free-for-all market… unless you want me evicted! 

As for making an online store for those that aren't in London – alas, just organising this physical sale is a bit of a ball ache and given that I'm in and out of the country a lot at the moment an online store would be a bit ambitiious.  Apologies to non-Londoners… but hey, isn't it nice to do the face-to-face thing from time to time, and not hide behind emails, Paypal carts and post office visits…


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  1. Frankie - Swell Vintage

    2010-08-11 at 2:59 PM

    Amazing. See you there! xx

  2. Helen from Catwalk Genius

    2010-08-11 at 3:02 PM

    This ain’t a yardsale, it’s Woodstock for fashion bloggers.

  3. the style crusader

    2010-08-11 at 3:06 PM

    this sounds awesome. will definitely try to be there for it. can others bring stuff to sell too? xx

  4. Stephanie

    2010-08-11 at 3:11 PM

    Sigh, in Australia.

  5. Snappylifestyle

    2010-08-11 at 3:11 PM

    Sounds like a party to me! Whoop whoop!

  6. susie_bubble

    2010-08-11 at 3:13 PM

    The Style Crusader: I’m so sorry but I can’t really have lots and lots of people selling stuff because my courtyard is quite small and it’s private property so I don’t think I could have lots and lots of people selling stuff… which is why I only asked a handful of bloggers… but if you’ve only got a few things to sell, perhaps it would be ok….

  7. calamityjem

    2010-08-11 at 3:24 PM

    Yay, sounds like a lot of fun & best of all not far away from my own stomping grounds either 🙂
    I’ll try to make it along after my habitual Sunday car boot sale outing.


    2010-08-11 at 3:25 PM

    What a cool idea!
    It’s a shame I’ll leave london only a couple of days before your sale 🙁
    I would have loved to pass by..

  9. Kylie

    2010-08-11 at 3:29 PM

    I’ll for sure be there, this is such a fun idea! Let me know if you need any help organizing/prepping. Any way to ease the “ball-ache” just let me know!

  10. Wundertier

    2010-08-11 at 3:39 PM

    Woohoo! Love the idea! I’ll b there! 🙂

  11. AngieMontreal

    2010-08-11 at 3:40 PM

    Wish I could be there! I foresee it will end up being a tonne of fun for everyone…sounds like a pretty perfect day: trying on clothes, eating cookies and BBQ, chatting with friends…

  12. Nolita

    2010-08-11 at 3:49 PM

    Would love to be there!

  13. Cate

    2010-08-11 at 4:08 PM

    AHHHH you don’t know how much I want to go to this especially as it’s on my birthday but getting a train to London will be a bit difficult especially on a Sunday as I’m “Oop North” Hmmm what to do?

  14. diane

    2010-08-11 at 4:10 PM

    This is an insanely good idea, I wish I could participate.
    Keep us posted on how it goes. xo d

  15. Daniella

    2010-08-11 at 4:18 PM

    Will hopefully be dropping by! Live in N7 too – tufnell park wooo! X

  16. Kit @ Style Slicker

    2010-08-11 at 5:03 PM

    Thanks for this Susie.
    Can’t wait to get rid of my crap and my boss’s (the fashion stylist) crap too ;P expect some gems ;P

  17. Rebecca

    2010-08-11 at 5:03 PM

    This is such a brilliant idea. I would love to come along, is it open to everybody?

  18. Sarah Betty

    2010-08-11 at 5:10 PM

    This is going to be incredible. It’s such a simple, but innovative idea. I also live in that area, so can pop along quite easily. See you there 🙂
    Sarah Betty xx

  19. Sarah

    2010-08-11 at 5:14 PM

    What an amazing idea! I’ll definitely try and make it (my bank account is sobbing as I type).
    If it’s successful maybe it’s something more bloggers can do on a bigger scale in the future?

  20. S

    2010-08-11 at 5:41 PM

    I am so coming! Also looking forward to some chicken satay. Yum!

  21. Fara

    2010-08-11 at 5:51 PM

    Well, guess who’s going to be there…???

  22. dolls and guys

    2010-08-11 at 5:52 PM

    wow this sounds pretty cool! love the flyer too! good luck!

  23. annie

    2010-08-11 at 6:26 PM

    I know I don’t need to remind u but please take photos at your “YARD SALE”!
    As I am million miles away, would love to bast in the experience thru your photos!

  24. annie

    2010-08-11 at 6:29 PM

    typo…that’s BASK…not BAST..sorry just anxiously posting…

  25. Zara (Geisharock)

    2010-08-11 at 6:30 PM

    Ahhh Susie, I LOVE the super awesome flyer that you’ve made 🙂 I hope you don’t mind if I steal it to put on my blog! Thank you so much for including me in the line up and for taking my little idea seriously and bringing it to fruition. Yours was the first blog that I ever read and the one that inspired me to start up my own so it will be very lovely indeed to meet you and Steve too 🙂
    Zara xoxo

  26. Winnie

    2010-08-11 at 7:28 PM

    Sounds amazing, lots of my favourite bloggers there too! I’d love go come along (satay chicken AND wares for sale, yes please) but we’ll see! It sounds like it’s going to be fun!!

  27. Lorena

    2010-08-11 at 7:56 PM

    This is the kind of thing that REALLY makes me wish I lived in London.

  28. Laura Weir

    2010-08-11 at 8:58 PM

    This sounds amazing! Will there be toones or do you need a dj?!? x http://www.thefashiondeskdaily.blogspot.com 🙂

  29. jeanie annan-lewin

    2010-08-11 at 9:02 PM

    Sounds super fun i always thinking of selling my crap but then i get far too emotional (i cried at the thought of selling my vintage Ralph lauren blazer) I’ll come say hi though xxx

  30. Jo gray

    2010-08-11 at 9:11 PM

    With bells on!! Can’t wait!!!xx

  31. Nat

    2010-08-11 at 9:50 PM

    A fantastic idea!! I’ll be there. I know the area really well too, will remind me of my old Uni days and I can also do a tour of the vintage shops on holloway road to boot! Can’t wait! X

  32. SJP

    2010-08-11 at 10:41 PM

    What are the chances!? For once I will actually be in London that weekend! See you there… x

  33. Izzzy

    2010-08-11 at 11:01 PM

    sadly im away! Leave on that day!!!!!!

  34. Stylish Girl

    2010-08-11 at 11:35 PM

    Noooooooooooooo I can’t believe it!!!!It will be the coolest thing of the summer!And I’m not in London =(
    The Lanvin skirt is the only Lanvin thing you sell?
    I may ask to my friend to come,damn!

  35. TheLastDeed

    2010-08-12 at 1:16 AM

    That Lanvin skirt is so damn nice. Where do you find these awesome pieces?

  36. Alex

    2010-08-12 at 1:46 AM

    This blog is really well put together.
    Dope. Be sure to check out mine at
    tuxandtie.blogspot.com and follow me on twitter @ tuxandtie

  37. Amandine

    2010-08-12 at 2:47 AM

    I’m so jealous of all the people who read this blog who can actually go to this sale.

  38. Dina

    2010-08-12 at 7:42 AM

    I want the earth to swallow me now 🙁
    Being on holiday could not suck more. I know it’s a little silly but please, if there is anything that doesn’t sell could you let me know? Just know there will be such amazing things on sale, my (VERY) materialistic self is (DEEPLY) gutted. Going to bed to wipe my weeping self with the pages of The Forsyte Saga…

  39. Meg

    2010-08-12 at 11:13 AM

    Seeing as I live in N5, I may try and break away from my dissertation and saunter over – just wondering, other than Steve’s things will there be much mens stuff? Trying to decide whether I should convince my boyfriend to come as well….

  40. Laura

    2010-08-12 at 4:44 PM

    omg im leaving the day before????!?!
    bah! might transfer my coach ticket to the next day haha

  41. Fi

    2010-08-12 at 8:31 PM

    I’m a wee bit excited.
    If all else fails, we could make it like a travelling blog yardsale roadshow or something.
    x fi

  42. Adorngirl

    2010-08-13 at 10:21 AM

    definitely count me in. xx

  43. Amani

    2010-08-13 at 11:03 PM

    This is making me feel a bit better about leaving home so soon and coming back to London much earlier than I initially planned (not that I don’t love London, but when home is the south of France, it’s a bit hard to force yourself to leave to anywhere, especially when it’s for job hunting purposes !) …
    This yard sale sounds absolutely fantastic ! If it is open to everyone I’d be more than happy to pop by, at least to say hi and to devour all the sartorial eye candy and whatnot (and I cannot kid myself : hopefully to leave with the memory of a lovely day and a few goodies !).

  44. Ashleigh

    2010-08-15 at 1:42 PM

    just out of interest what size shoe do you take? Im very interested in the shoe aspect going on here!!!

  45. Kate

    2010-08-15 at 3:03 PM

    My friend and I went at about half 10 today but we didn’t see anything- was it cancelled or did it start later??

  46. susie_bubble

    2010-08-15 at 9:53 PM

    Kate: It says on the flyer 22ND OF AUGUST – eeeek…. 22ND AUGUST!
    Ashleigh: I’m a size 38-39!

  47. Ashleigh

    2010-08-17 at 7:16 PM

    YES!!!! ME TOO!!!!!

  48. Sian

    2010-08-22 at 2:45 AM

    I really wish i could go to this. Could you maybe have another one at the end of September (When I’ll be there!) ??
    If there are any polka dot shirts or capes unsold, I’d be happy to take them off you!

  49. vintage and cake

    2010-08-27 at 4:34 PM

    oh can’t believe I missed this, I will have to watch your blog everyday …I hope you have another. It looked amazing, well done hunni xxxxx

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