The Vintage Kilo Sale returned to Birmingham yesterday (April 23rd) and was a vintage lover’s sartorial dream!
The event where customers pick and choose from the range of retro garments on sale and pay by the weight of the clothes hailed a success, yet again, among the vintage followers of the city.
From queues trailing outside the door to clothing rails quickly in need of replenishing, the sale worked its magic for the second time so far this year at The Custard Factory, Digbeth.
“We’re constantly updating our stock and promotion to befit customers changing tastes and requirements.” Says Vintage Kilo Events and Brand Manager, Jenessa Williams, “But I would say that people can expect a fun, relaxed environment in which they’re encouraged to dig deep to find a bargain.
“Customers love to help each other decide what to buy and it all feels a little bit like an ‘all friends together’ vibe, not at all the ‘elbows at dawn’ image you sometimes get when you think of rummage events.”
Stocking everything you could think of, including 1960’s-1990’s men’s and womenswear from denim and dresses, to shirts bags and more, there was a friendly buzz about the room as endless visitors got their bargain hunt on.
Roping in over a thousand customers, the event enabled people to pay by weight at only £15 per kilo, meaning vintage lovers could get their fix without spending a small fortune – now who couldn’t appreciate that?
Jenessa also added: “The kilo sale is a way to get into vintage without having to commit lots of money to one item.
“For £15, it’s possible to get a whole new outfit. The low price point also encourages customers to experiment with customisation and upcycling – we love it when people tag us online in their creations!”
The Vintage Clothing Kilo Sale is not only a collaboration between Glass Onion, Europe’s largest vintage wholesaler, and the Vintage Kilo Sale, but also is one of Britain’s biggest vintage fairs.
Founded in 2009, the event serves across multiple cities in the UK and brings over five tonnes of retro fashion for customers to snap up at an affordable price.
Although not for everyone’s fashion tastes, here at Street Chic Magazine we recommend this event for anyone who enjoys wearing vintage clothing and to attend early to bag some of the best items before they run out.
DID YOU ATTEND THIS EVENT? TAG US IN ANYTHING YOU BROUGHT OR LET US KNOW IN THE COMMENTS! IF YOU DIDN’T, WE HOPE THIS REVIEW HAS GIVEN YOU AN IDEA OF WHAT THE SALE IS LIKE!
Feature image: Custard Factory