Sunday, 15 January 2017

Southampton Vintage Kilo Sale

Southampton Vintage Kilo Sale Fair
Hey everyone! I hope you're all well! :) Yesterday I went to my first ever vintage kilo sale and it was quite the experience! I noticed the event last week on Facebook and I really wanted to see what it was like, even though it's not my usual style :)








The Sale was held in the Engine Rooms in Southampton, which I believe is basically a warehouse kind of thing with a bar and stage so I think there are gigs and events and different nights there or whatever. And the place was filled with rails of vintage and retro clothing. I'm not sure from what era but it seemed kind of.. 80s/90s maybe? Rather than like 50s vintage :) And the majority of clothing (except for a separate section which was individually priced) was £15 per kilo which I think is really reasonable! :)






The event was from 10am-4pm. Traders and bloggers were allowed to go at 10 which was nice as I guess we were able to have first pick of everything and it made taking photos so much easier haha! And then it was open to the general public at 11am for £3 and from 12 it was £1.50 on the door although if you went with a friend it was 2for1 on tickets so not very expensive at all! :)
I got there at about 10:30 and people were already queuing outside! And when I left at around 11:15 the queue was all the way down the street!





Southampton Vintage Kilo Sale Fair


I must admit I was a little bit out of my comfort area.. I ended up going on my own and I didn't really know what to expect and I guess some of the clothing was quite different to what I would usually wear, but I'm glad that I went! There were loads of flannel shirts, t-shirts and loaaads of jumpers! And then other bits on bobs and it all pretty much seems unisex. I didn't end up buying anything.. there was a really lovely fur coat (I'm hoping faux!) but it was a bit too big and then there were some cute denim dungarees but again they looked a bit too big which was a shame! :)
It was a little bit intimidating when the doors opened to the public as loads of people came in trying to find the best pieces as quick as they could! I bet it was manic later on! :)





So that was my experience of my first trip to a vintage kilo sale and I'm glad I went! I'll probably go to the next one in a few months and hopefully there will be some more summery bits and pieces and I'll probably take a friend next time :)


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I filmed a little Primark Haul for this week's video :)

53 comments:

  1. Great and cheap shop , I love that kind of shopping :-)

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  2. I have been to a kilo sale. It sounds interesting.

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  3. This event sounds great! It is always a great idea to hold a vintage sale....because vintage clothes are not only unique, they are usually very durable and (in most cases) of better quality than today's clothing. So, it is always nice to have some vintage piece.

    In Split, there is one second hand shop that sells clothes using this kilo method. It is great. Once I bought tons of things there and I payed everything something like five euros.

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  4. Such a cool experience!!! Thanks for sharing!
    Kisses, Paola.
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  5. We have a lot like that here in our country but it was not sold by weight! Happy 2017 Nev!

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  6. Nev, this sounds really an exciting event. Sad you didn't end up buying the lovely fur coat (I love faux fur coats). Nice expérience. Have a great week :)

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  7. what a fun shopping adventure! I would totally go for some of those faux fur coats!

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  8. I actually always wanted to find a sale where you can buy clothes by the weight. So exciting but I can definitely see it being stressful when there's so much to look through and so many people, haha!

    JennifHsieh

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  9. What an interesting event, I feel like it would be really over whelming
    xo
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  10. Oh, this sale sounds great! I like vintage so much!
    Have a nice week,
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  11. Thanks a lot :D

    great :D I'm addicted to vintage clothes dear :D

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  12. I like the idea of having a fixed price on certain items depending on how many kilos you pic up, that's cool! I'll have to keep an eye out for one of these happening near me and go along one day as it sounds interesting. Glad you enjoyed it! - Tasha

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  13. like your boots so much!
    and this was quite an experience!
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  14. Those booties from Primark are everything!
    xoxo

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  15. Sounds like a fun event. Gemma x
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  16. Ooo looks like a really cool sale! Never been to a kilo sale before but I sure will check out whether there's some here in London too :)

    xx
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  17. So cool!

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  18. fantastic event ;)
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  19. This is very interesting shop, Buying the clothes per kilo! That could be fun
    I'm going to check your video with the booties, I cant wait to know if they are comfy :)
    Have a great week
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  20. That's an interesting event. I'd love to experience an event like this as well.

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  21. The event looks so exciting!!!
    Your photos are so colorful and cute!

    akiko
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  22. Looovely haul! Those boots are amazing!! I suffer so badly that there is no Primark in Shanghai :(
    xx

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  23. The kind of even i'll love !
    so fun and great to buy the clothes per kilo !
    xx,
    Margot
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  24. Love the haul!
    Dora www.BangsBang.com

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  25. It's interesting that the clothes were sold by weight! I've never purchase by kile before ;) But it does sound like an interesting expericnce. Hope you find something that fits your style next time! :)
    xx

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  26. Great shop!
    Have a good day!
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  27. How good you had as blogger the possbility to be earlier there, dear Nev! I never heard about such a sale but it makes sense to me :)
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  28. It's great to hear your perspective on an event like this Nevena, I've never tried anything like this before and so I can imagine how daunting it must have been when the doors opened to let more people through! Anyway, although you didn't buy anything, it's an experience ticked off your list :)

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  29. Such a fun event! And cool to be able to go through and find unique pieces!

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  30. omg what a cool idea!! I have never heard of it before, but I would like to try it out.

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  31. I've always wanted to go to one of those sales, it looks like fun!
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  32. Looks like a great experience - never been to a kilo sale!

    Miriam
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  33. Sounds like a cool event. It's great you got a chance to attend it.
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  34. What a fun event!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire

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  35. These pictures make me so excited haha! I just love vintage shopping and the whole experience :) Nice that you could get in before anyone else!

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  36. I haven't ever heard of a sale like this before, it sounds scary and daunting, but at the same time a great way to get some treasures. Sorry you didn't find anything you fitted.

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  37. Wow there are some amazing items here hun :) Happy weekend :) xx

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  38. I've been to a kilo sale as well and it's crazy! All the people trying to get the best items... :-D

    -Kati

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  39. I've never been to a vintage sale before. It sounds like a very fun thing. A lot of interesting items.
    Have a great weekend :)
    xo
    Sauniya | Find Your Bliss ♡

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  40. I know this kind of shop and I think that it is a really intelligent new way to do shopping!
    it exists in Italy too!

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  41. Great post!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase

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  42. So nice idea!!! It seems a nice event Nevena!!! Kisses from Italy and thank you for your visit,
    Eni

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  43. Great post!

    You have a nice blog!

    Would you like to follow each other? Let me know on my blog.

    Have a great day!

    xoxo Jacqueline
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  44. this sounds amazing! i want to experience something like this. :)

    xoxo, rae
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  45. This sounds like a funny experience. I´ve never bought clothes by the weight, but it sounds interesting. Maybe you have next time luck and the pieces you like aren´t going to be too big. xoxo

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