|Altrincham is a market town in Manchester. The market has one of the best haberdashery stalls I've been to, boasting buttons that rival even those found in my beloved Peter Jones & Liberty!|
|However, the reason I visited the town was to check out a venue that has had a lot of recent publicity; No 16, above Traders Outlet on The Downs.It's home to vintage, art and craft traders.|
|Recently launched, the stalls are still a little thin on the ground, but as word is getting out, new traders are apparently signing up each week. Another old floral plate for my collection!|
|The stalls that are there already though are friendly and full of fairly priced bitsies from antique homeware to vintage dresses just like the ones worn on Madmen!|
|I especially liked a stall called Paraphernalia" run by a lovely, chatty and enthusiastic lady who makes your shopping experience all that bit nicer! I purchased some more old lace!|
|"Grandmas Attic" sold beautiful curios, vintage dresses and hand-knitted pieces following 1950's patterns. I love my miniature laced up shoe from there!|
By Christmas, with more traders, this should be a perfect place to source individual and original vintage gifts!