This past weekend I was in London. Last time I was there I read about Capital Carboot in Time Out Magazine and when I woke up on Sunday morning at 7.30 I thought I would go check it out. I checked their Facebook page and early bird start was 10.15 which is the time I got there. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Capital-Carboot-Sale/128115580558677?ref=ts
It was a rather steep £5 for early birds (you can go at 11.30 for £1). It had to be good for that price and thankfully it was!
The first thing I bought was a tweed shirt from a rather rude man, for £1.50 though I will put up with a bit of rudeness. It turned out that the tweed would be the theme of the day. The second purchase was a bunch of rosettes for £1. I am not sure what to do with them but they are so Luella!
Next was my favourite purchase of the day, a Ralph Lauren bag for £10. I know that is expensive for a boot sale but its Ralph Lauren and huge. I stuffed all of my things in it for the day and fell in love with the bag dragging it back to Putney. I had my barbour on (see previous post) and it just really worked that country casual look.
I spotted two Japanese girls unpacking a large bag stuffed with pink things. A couple of items were a bit small for me but this one fitted. Even better it is by Barbie! My dream as a kid was for all Barbies clothes to fit me and now it has come true. Apparently there is a Barbie shop in Japan and its from there. Its so Jackie O meets Barbie. I LOVE it, even though it is not my usual style.
I ended up with a couple of scarves (always handy and cheap). The skull one is probably going to go into a quilt I am planning - a kind of Emin homage.
As I left the boot sale I ended up following a dealer who started buying things at an extraordinary rate. He picked up a Burberry coat right in front of me which was a little heartbreaking and then bought about 20 bits in 5 minutes. That alone made me think that the £5 early entry was worth it.
He missed these though, two amazing trays. I will probably end up using these while crafting. I love them. Shown with a scarf and the rosettes that I bought.
Overall I was really impressed. There was one stall which had crazy prices (£80 for a DVF dress is fine on Ebay but at a carboot sale?! Really?) but for the most part it was totally comparable with Leeds prices. There were designer items scattered around but no more then I would usually see up north and apart from the tweed shirt man everyone was really nice. So head to Pimlico next time you have a free Sunday morning, an hour will get you around the whole thing. I hope to be back in October.