About

My Name is Tash and welcome to The Urban Vintage Affair.

This lifestyle brand offers creatives, a carefully selected collection of high quality, antique, vintage and modern traditionally crafted products.  So you can own unique and tangible investment pieces as inspiration in decorating and furnishing your new home.

All our antique products and have a fabulous long history with a story to tell. The aspiring and eclectic array of categories will please and excite all walks of life from serious collectors, to dukes and punks, hence our less than usual category list...  The categories also have extensive historic information, so you can appreciate and understand the value in the craft and journey of each item.

 

Attention to detail in all handmade and antique products give a sense of depth and warmth knowing that you have in your possession a unique and in some cases unusual piece, that has not been mass produced in a factory but designed, individually crafted and slowly finished with care and consideration.

You have the opportunity to own charming assets that grow in value whilst being used!  Here you will find a selection of antiques that will fit into your traditional or modern urban lifestyle, giving them new use into today’s twenty first century living. #Reuse #Sustainability

When you receive your beautifully wrapped pieces they will make you feel special and you'll feel an instant protective attachment to them. Don’t worry it’s a healthy attachment, that’s what antiques does to you.

With the trend of long names and not wanting to use my personal name, I was keen for my brand name to say something but also be intriguing. I selected many words that were key to the brand image, then took these words and after a lot of brainstorming and feed back, I came up with a short list, which included:

The Urban Vintage Way

The Urban Vintage Biscuit

The Urban Vintage Donkey

The Urban Vintage Suitcase

The Urban Vintage Doctor

The Urban Vintage Member

Finally the name was decided after numerous votes, The Urban Vintage Affair was born.

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Behind The Brand

If you would like to know a little about me, the name behind the brand, then please keep on reading. 

My many years in fashion working with fantastic designer brands including, Tommy Hilfiger, Pringle of Scotland and All Saints, my sourcing and development skills has allowed me to bring my fascination of handmade historical items into modern, contemporary living. After studying antiques and collectables for several years, rummaging through auction houses and antique fairs, I’ve finally taken action to make this brand come alive.  

Never having been a fan of retro 70’s style my desire was to go later back into Georgian and Victorian era products. Things I would see in the museum and on my favourite period film Gosford Park - check it out. I was intrigued to own these unusual talking point items that had so much attention to detail, that had lasted so long and had a story. The thing I realised about antiques is that they have already lasted 100 years and no doubt will last 100 more.

I've spent the last 2 years sourcing my collection, from high end market trade fairs to muddy and extremely cold fields in the countryside. From travelling though the Netherlands and France and bringing some of our silver back from the United States, I’ve worked very hard collating and researching each and every piece.

Hopefully my brand will inspire you too. 

Tash x

 

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