MK Handmade & Vintage Weekend Extravaganza, the huge pop-up bazaar which 4 times a year fills Middleton Hall in front of John Lewis in the centre:mk, returns for its exciting grand finale to 2016 on 5-6 November. With its reputation as one of the best markets of its kind in the country, it's always a highlight in the region's calendar. It transforms the area into a huge treasure trove of stalls, showcasing 128 specially invited exhibitors - the most original and affordable designer-makers, artists and vintage/retro sellers in the region.
It's a paradise for lovers of the unusual and unique, crammed with an eclectic mix of thousands of special, high quality and unique bargains not on the High Street. Forget Brighton or Camden - this is right on our doorstep, it's indoors, importantly it never allows bought-in retail goods, and it's FREE entry (and 3 hours of free parking in the multi-storey carpark opposite!).
Organiser, Jacqui Lewis: Our visitors love the excitingly different shopping experience in the undercover comfort of the centre of MK. There is no-one else like us - we are highly selective, we don't allow mass-produced retail items, and our specially invited mix of expert exhibitors offer everything from furniture to fashions, from jewellery to jukeboxes; always specialising in the gorgeous, the cool and the quirky. There’s something for every family member, all our people are passionate about what they do, and every item is a one-off.
For the special end of year 5-6 November bazaar, they have Christmas in mind and you'll find luxury handcrafted goods of every description, many of which can be personalised or commissioned to your bespoke requirements, quirky pieces for your home, fresh from this month's trip to the brocantes of Europe, three jukebox restorers with record players, vinyl and music memorabilia, fabulously different Christmas home decorations and textiles, our luxury natural skincare specialist, several seriously cool jewellers, some of the UK's best and most affordable vintage fashion specialists with exquisite designer dresses and accessories to stand out in the party season, traditional brewer, award-winning home bakers and preserve makers, knitted and crocheted items, collectable handmade bears, antique glass, kitchenalia, china, collectables of every description, statement interior design pieces, wow factor furniture, potters and ceramics specialists, a traditional gents' tailor, carpenters, hat-makers, luxury handcrafted quilts, funky upcycled statement mirrors, personalised cushions and soft furnishings, toymakers, crazy lamps, Christmas cards that will really stand out, garden sculptures, historical display maps, handmade ladies' and children's clothes, baby wear and accessories, superheroes, haberdashery, unusual silk scarves, gents' grooming products, unique luxury leather handbags, luggage and belts, homemade Christmas puds and cakes, our resident sign-writer ready for commissions, surprisingly affordable original art and limited edition prints, our award-winning photographer, our very popular stone tile/coaster and stone art stall … the list goes on and on ..!
If you love something different, the thrill of the bargain hunt, and would like to beat the crazy Christmas rush and avoid buying mass-produced gifts, get along to Middleton Hall where you'll be spoilt for choice of special goodies and gifts. You'll be able to start (and finish!) your entire Christmas list in comfort and all in one place. Most of the exhibitors progress to being stocked in shops, so this is also your chance to buy direct from the maker at the best possible price. Every handmade item you purchase will have been made with love and you'll have heartfelt thanks from the fab community of exhibitors.
Remember it's free entry and 3 hours' free parking in the multi-storey car park opposite.
The stalls are only there for 2 days - Saturday and Sunday 5-6 November - and then the event returns March 2017. So you really shouldn't miss it!
For much more info, please visit http://www.mk-handmade-and-vintage.co.uk and http://www.facebook.com/mkhandmadeandvintage.