A Day in a Life of a Market Stall Trader

Trading at Spitalfields Market was an exciting experience as it was an opportunity to meet customers in person.

I was curious to know what garments they most liked and what they wanted to see more of. In order to get going and set up the stall I first had to jump through some hoops!

The early morning start was bearable with a small soya, hazelnut latte in sight (an order at which my dad amusingly chuckled at). The experience wouldn’t have been the same without Team Mum & Dad who joined me for company. With the garments neatly packed away and all the equipment necessary to make a metal stand into a lovingly arranged stall we made our way to the historic market in the heart of East London. After waiting patiently for the manager to allocate us a spot we all agreed it was like winning a small lottery when he walked us to our stall. Once we were set up we were free to mingle with the other stall holders.

Quickly I felt part of a small community and I couldn’t wait to come back the following week.

For the next two months I was a regular stall holder on Sundays but for now as they say “all good things must come to an end”. In order to take War & Drobe further I’ll be showcasing my work in Pop Up shops as part of a collective. For updates on where and when they will be taking place follow my Instagram and Facebook @waranddrobe

A special thank you to all my lovely customers I met at Spitalfields. You brightened up my day and I hope you enjoy wearing your War & Drobe garments!

With Love,

Nina

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