Sale of the century


A gruesome couple of weeks of illness has meant I’ve neglected blogging duties due to general feelings of ropiness combined with hardcore (read: narcolepsy-inducing) painkillers and a short stay in hospital. Poor me! Said illness also meant having to miss out on today’s credit-crunch-busting retail extravaganza – The Angels Big Vintage Sale in Wembley. The entire blogosphere seems to have been caught up in the excitement – thanks largely to Susie Bubble’s heads-up a couple of weeks ago. 

The furthest I felt felt fit to travel today was a few stops on the tube to meet D for lunch as my fragile state wasn’t conducive to Harrods-sale style scrumming. On changing trains at Euston though, I was most uplifted to see hoards of bargain-hunters/stylists/fashion students/bloggers spilling out of my carriage all clutching fit-to-burst Angels carrier bags. I couldn’t really see the contents of the bags but caught enough glimpses of colourful bow-ties and ostrich feathers to figure out that the sale has been a runaway success and jolly good fun to attend. Maybe they’ll do another one?

[Pic: Dazed Digital]

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10 Responses to Sale of the century

  1. Claire says:

    Sadly, whilst I also knew about this (thanks Facebook event and friends who know me well!), I was unable to go – would ahve involved a big train journey or bus ride and I was sooo not up to it.

    *grits teeth and claims did a lot of work so it was fine really*

    I suppose we now have the blogosphere post about their purchases a lot!

  2. jeanie annan-lewin says:

    It was a 4 hour wait so odds are by the time you got there all the good stuff would have been snatched people actually camped the night before sad i didnt pitch up there the week before alas some things aren’t meant to be.

  3. enc says:

    I bet they will after that response.

    I’m sorry to hear you haven’t been feeling well, Rollergirl. I was pretty taken aback to read you had a hospital stay. I hope you’re on the mend.

  4. Top Bird says:

    Hope you’re feeling better, Rollergirl! I had my alarm set for 6am this morning, but I just couldn’t face it. I’ve had a crazy week and felt way too poorly to face crowds and sales shit-fighting. Now I’ve heard there were four-hour queues I’m not sure I’d be so keen to front up if they ran it again.

    But … I still feel like I missed out. xx

  5. pretty face says:

    I have missed your blogging!

    After all the hype I did go, and the freezing climate (blogged about it) in the queue did slightly impede the amount of fun. But I’ve been repeating the mantra of ‘it was an experience’ this whole weekend ;)

    I hope you’ve feeling much better now. xxxx

  6. Natalie says:

    I queued for 3 hrs in the cold and was disappointed with what I left with, but glad I was there for the experience!!

  7. susie_bubble says:

    Hope you’re feeling better….well of course you know how it all went from my blog…. but the good news is there is potential for another sale like this…

  8. indigo16 says:

    Glad you are feeling better, I have had to sleep with Leyla to avoid the germs in my house, everyone seems to have this ‘super bug’
    I am shocked at the decision by Cacharel to stop using Mark Eley and Wakako Kishimoto. I always thought Clements Ribero were under rated and under promoted, now history has repeated itself. A liitle word to Cacharel…marketing!

  9. Sister Wolf says:

    hoping you’re feeling better! xoxo

  10. birdstyle says:

    we got up at five thirty to get there by about 6.20,and were within first two hundred in, i was due to go into labour that day! it was a great distraction, filled £90 bags for three people, have amazing things!felt bad for those who got there after 7 as they had to wait so long, and us early birds got such fantastic things!!

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