My whole family contributed their unwanted clothes, bric a brac and books and we made £300 for our wedding fund. Luckily for us, we had great weather and the sun was shining on our stall...
We did Battersea Carboot, our local one - although I hear Pimlico is also good (see my list of best carboot sales here), it's not specifically Vintage but you can get some great bits from clothing to furniture.
|Sunglasses: Bottega Veneta, Jacket: H+M, Sweater: Gap, Jeans: Gap, Boots: Hunter|
Even though the sun was out, Saturday was so abismal I didn't want to take the risk of not wearing suitable footwear! I love these Hunter Chelsea boots - for those days when proper wellies are just that little bit too much:
|"Bradwell" Hunter boots, £69|
|Mid sales (yes, I carry an Etro zip wallet for my carboots - one must do it in style!)|
|I couldn't help take a photo...look at the dog waiting patiently whilst its owner delves in! Too cute!|
CARBOOT TOP SELLING TIPS:
- Bring your own lunch - those vendors all add up and the name of the game is making money - don't waste it before you've earnt it!
- Try not to shop - as above. Although it's tempting to see what's on other stalls, if you're there to sell, try to keep it that way.
- Don't let people take you for a ride...often buyers are regulars who can spot a newcomer a mile off. If you think your item is worth what you're asking, try not to let people haggle too much. That said, you don't want to return home with a full car - if people aren't buying, maybe you need to re-address your pricing.