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…

52 Replies to “Yard Sale!”

  1. 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….

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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…

  5. 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?

  6. 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?

  7. 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!

  8. 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

  9. 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!!

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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!

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  14. 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…

  15. 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….

  16. 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 !).

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

  18. 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!

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