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The Best of Vintage Norwich 2013 – Nominations

Vintage Norwich is rapidly approaching it’s second birthday and once again we plan to celebrate by finding the best shops, cafes, restaurants and nights out that Norwich has had to offer over the last year with the Best of Vintage Awards 2013!

The last year has been one of huge change in Norwich. Out of last years winners some, like Biddy’s Tea Room, have expanded, or, like Aladdins Cave, moved to new venues. Others, like Poppy Valentine have moved their businesses online and off of the Norwich high street. Some of our big club nights, like No Strings haven’t run since the spring, and lots of smaller regular nights like The Blue Skies Lounge and Drink ‘n’ Jive have sprung up in their place. There’s also been a lot of one off events and classes this year, so we’ve introduced a new category, best vintage event or day out which can include anything from a make up or burlesque class, to bigger days out like Sheringham or the Gressenhall 40s weekend.

The one thing we can definitely say is that Norwich is still a fanatastic place to shop, eat, drink and party for vintage lovers.


This years glittering awards ceremony will be held at Norwich Puppet Theatre as part of Norwich Fashion Week, and this time tickets will be available to non-nominees so that you can join us for the ceremony and after party on Monday 11th March. Watch this space for tickets, but in the mean time we’re looking for your nominations for the top vintage and independent businesses in Norwich.

If you’re looking for inspiration check out our Vintage Norwich Loves section, or our archives, but we’d love to find your hidden gems as well, the hairdresser that did your amazing victory rolls for your wedding, the antique shop where you found that bargain cocktail cabinet or that DJ that you found at your friends party.

Just fill in the form below with as many of the categories you want to nominate in.

You’ve got 3 weeks to nominate your favourites, and nominations will end on Friday 25th January, ready for voting on your favourites to go live on Monday the 28th.


Best of Vintage Norwich Awards – The Official Snaps

Today we finally picked up the official photos of Monday’s Best of Vintage Norwich Awards by photographer Richard Buxton from Blue Skies Vintage Events.

Here are a few tasters. Pop over to our Facebook page to see them all, feel free to tag yourselves if you’re in them!

One last congratulations to all our finalists, we can’t wait till next year!

Vintage Norwich Editor Gemma with contributors Lucy and Kerry


The Winners Revealed!

Last nights glittering awards ceremony has been and glittered, and all the winners have gone home with their lovely awards to help assuage the hangover from too much Monday night celebrating.

We have to say a massive stonking THANK YOU to Blue Skies Vintage Events for organising the venue, band, DJ, the brilliant red carpet and a photographer to pap everyone as they arrived. We couldn’t have asked for a better night!

And now it’s time to reveal who those winners were! We had around 800 votes in the end and some categories were so close there were less than 10 votes between first and third, but in the end Vintage Norwich readers have spoken, and these are your Best of Vintage Norwich winners….

L-R Biddys Tea Room, Aladdins Cave, Flamingo Amy, Vintage Norwich, Poppy Valentines, Joanna Millington (at the back) Bo Nanafana (at the back), Prim Vintage


Vintage Style Retailer (Non Fashion)
Aladdins Cave

Vintage Clothing Retailer
Prim Vintage Fashion

Reproduction Vintage Style Fashion Designer
Poppy Valentine

Hair or Make Up
Flamingo Amy

Earl Harlem

Joanna Millington

Bar or Cafe
Biddys Tea Room

Vintage Fair
The Vintage Fair

Club Night
Bo Nanafana

There are a few photos from the evening over on our Facebook page, and we hope to be getting those red carpet snaps soon!

Best of Vintage Norwich Awards 2012 – THE VOTE!

The nominations are over, some categories were very close fought, but after trawling though hundreds of emails we’ve selected the top 3 most popular in each category to face the final vote.

Now is your chance to tell us who your favourite Norwich shops and bars are, and the winner in each category will be announced at a glamorous awards ceremony on the 30th April.

The voting will close on the 12th April 2012, so you’ve got a whole month to vote for your favourites.

If you’re a nominee keep an eye out for your Awards invitation!


Watch this space….

Best of Vintage Norwich Awards 2012

Vintage Norwich is exactly one year old today, and to celebrate we want to find the best of the shops, DJ’s, club nights and other amazing vintage goodies that Norwich has to offer!

To start with we’re opening up the categories for nominations from you. We’re hoping we’ll find some hidden gems tucked away in the less visited corners of Norwich, or some up and coming designers and makers that we don’t yet know about. The nominations will be open for 2 weeks, and then from the 15th March we’ll short list the top 3 in each category for you to vote for your winner!

We’ll be holding a glittering awards ceremony in April where we’ll announce the winners!

If you’re looking for inspiration then try looking through our Vintage Norwich Loves section, our events calendar and our archives for some suggestions, but don’t forget, we want to find out your hidden gems!


You can cote for the finalists HERE