For the love of Flea Markets

Some of my fondest memories are from the days of selling my vintage finds on the fabulous Portobello Market in London many moons ago. I always feel at home on the markets, so when the opportunity arose to join forces with my best friend and owner of ‘Vintage Teeth’ to have a stall on the vintage flea market in Barcelona, I jumped at the chance! The sun was out as were the trendy, vintage loving bohemians of Barcelona. It was great to get back to my roots and enjoy a day selling my vintage collection amongst friends and the fashionistas of this beautiful city. vintage clothes 11


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No successful day on the market is complete without a cheeky cider and I was delighted to have a visit from my good friend (and occasional model for The Stellar Boutique) Padge and his gorgeous pooch Socks, a pup from one of my very own dogs! Now, more aptly known as, ‘Socks in the city’!

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If you fancy a rummage through the fabulously eclectic stalls to find a vintage treasure, The Flea Market Barcelona is on every second sunday of the month at Dressanes. More details here:

Boho Moroccan Kaftans Back In Stock!

Here at The Stellar Boutique we are celebrating the beginning of summer and, of course, festival season by bringing in a touch of the exotic with our hot array of Moroccan kaftans that are now back in stock.

The perfect summer essential to add a touch of bohemian glam, these gorgeous kaftan dresses are the genuine article, sourced from deep within the souks of the enchanted city of Marrakech. Each one has a traditional Moroccan embroidered trim and with the distinctive Arabian design on the front and back these kaftans have a true authenticity that won’t be found in your average high street store.

Incredibly versatile, these kaftans are an essential ‘must-have’ in every individuals’ holiday wardrobe. Perfect for throwing over your sun-kissed bod on the beach, they provide ideal protection from the sun but are loose, airy and light enough to keep you cool whilst making a style statement at the same!

Alternatively, team them with a boho belt, some gladiator sandals and a tassel bag and ‘Rock the Kasbah’ for the ultimate festival look for summer 2014.

Or simply wear yours to potter about in at home or the garden on those lazy, bohemian afternoons!

Either way, these kaftans are perfect for that super stylish, exotic summer cool.

Because we purchase our kaftans directly from the artisans of Morocco, we are able to ensure a fair trade policy. Working together to bring you unique North African delights straight out of the souks and delivered directly to your door.

As always, these beautiful kaftans are exclusive to The Stellar Boutique, guaranteeing you stylish and original fashion that cannot be found anywhere else!

Moroccan Kaftans, Back In Stock!
Moroccan Kaftans, Back In Stock!

Vintage, tat and bric-a-brac

Routing round old relics is possibly one of my favourite past times, whether at a car boot, flea market, jumble sale or charity shop, nothing beats the thrill of finding that one little gem.
So I treated myself to a trip into Barcelona at the weekend to have a good old rummage round a couple of Flea markets and get my treasure hunt fix.
Choosing to skip the sales and the madding crowd on Las Ramblas in favour of some real hustle and bustle, I headed straight for Encants Flea market, a favourite haunt of mine when I lived in the city.

As flea markets go, this is one of the best. With the usual ratio of junk to riches, the buzzing hubbub of scallys and loud, proud market traders and with a melting pot of cultures and nationalities it never gets boring!

The real allure of a flea market has to be the total randomness of things on sale. The eclectic mix of tatty old chairs aside ornate lamps, antique pocket watches tangled with vintage pearls, strange abstract paintings thrown in with 1950s photograghs and guilded tea sets next to battered toy cars and shabby, harrowed looking dolls, means there is a visual treat at every corner!

That’s why you simply can’t go with a shopping list! You never know what your going to find, yet, when you (inevitably) come across that one amazing piece that you simply can’t live without it’s as if fate stepped in and put it there especially for you. The buzz you get from taking home an antiquity destined for oblivion and giving it a whole new lease of life is what gets you hooked.

Later that afternoon I headed off to Flea market no. 2 in search of more vintage treats. This one had a different feel to the last one, less chaotic with a more chilled, hippie vibe and set in a peaceful courtyard. It was more like a carboot sale (minus the cars) with individual sellers ridding themselves of unwanted clutter after having had a good clear out at home! Perfect for finding unique vintage clothing as well as more modern and trendy pieces.  Pioneered by a group of young, bohemian Brits – ‘United Jumble’ – living in Barca, their aim is to unite jumble sales around the world promoting the idea of recycling our unwanted goods and cutting down on consumption, I’m with them all the way!  Visit their blog  ( ) for info on jumble sales and fleamarkets happening in your city.

Needless to say I drove home with a boot load of goodies and a huge smile on my face having picked up some great vintage clothes, vintage jewellery, vintage bags and other bits and bobs to add to the collection!

Here’s a sneak preview of some pieces soon to be added to The Stellar Boutique