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Brighton Preloved Vintage Kilo

4 June 2017 No Comment

As the Preloved Vintage Kilo comes to Brighton for the first time on 11 June, events and brand manager Jessica Gregory shares insider info on how it all works, what’s on offer on how to get the most from the sale.

Brighton Preloved Vintage Kilo

When and how did the Vintage Kilo Sale come to be?

We’ve been traders on the vintage scene for many years and over time as we accumulated more stock we progressed on to wholesaling. And then from there we just thought why not bring our stock to the public as we do for traders – by weight! So Preloved Kilo was born. We’ve only been on the road properly since January and this will be our first time in Brighton with many more dates booked for the second half of the year. We visit two different cities every weekend throughout the year.

Brighton Preloved Vintage Kilo

How does it work?

Pretty simple really: You get given a bag on the way in, you shop through the rails and take it to the weigh station where you pay £15 per kilo. Our tariff goes up by 0.05kg at a time so you pay for what you have exactly.

What has the response been like?

Our events usually bring in over 1,000 vintage enthusiasts and we bring 6 tonnes of stock plus 3 tonnes of back up stock to make sure there’s enough for everyone no matter your style. We even had Katy Perry’s dancers and crew shop with us while they were in the UK performing!

Brighton Preloved Vintage Kilo

What items prove most popular?

Right now it’s all about the retro branded sportswear which customers go crazy for. Personally I love the 80s so I’m always on the lookout for some gems from that era. My whole wardrobe is courtesy of Preloved Kilo!

Have you seen certain trends reflected in the popularity of certain styles and eras at the sales?

Yes! We have a merchandising team following all the trends so we source stock ready for the next season’s trends. Different cities also have different styles. So we’ll sell a lot more dresses in Guildford but head to London and it’s all about the more urban fashion.

Brighton Preloved Vintage Kilo

What summer styles will you have on offer in Brighton?

All our stock will be perfect for the summer wardrobe! From blouses to jumpsuits. We also have all the fashions for festival season. We also have an accessories section with sunglasses.

Brighton Preloved Vintage Kilo

Any tips for getting the most from the sale?

A lot of people think getting there early means you get to the good stuff but that’s not the case. We bring so much back up stock that comes out throughout the day. So I would recommend spending the morning shopping, head for lunch and come back to shop some more. And although we have changing rooms, wearing something that you can easily try something over is a good trick.

For full details of Brighton Preloved Kilo sales, see the Facebook page.

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