Yesterday I was lucky enough to attend Manchester's Vintage Kilo Sale as a blogger. This meant I was lucky enough to be let in early with traders other bloggers (Georgie of Sequins and Beads and Emma of Purpleee Rose) to have a good rummage through over ten bins and a giant rail of clothes.

Early access - bloggers and trade.

What I tried on.
I tried a few bits and bobs on over my dress, before realising there was a changing room upstairs.

Little details. 
Whilst there were some true gems in there, one bin seemed to be full of Halloween jumpers.

The jewellery section - Victoria Vintage Ltd
The jewellery section was wonderful - anyone who knows me knows that I am a magpie and can't help but hoard all things gold and  shiny. I ended up spending more on jewellery than me my friend L did on clothes.

Time to bring back scrunchies and headbands!
Me and L larking round and trying on pink polka dot headbands.

After the general public were allowed in at 11am.
At 11am the general public was allowed in and it got incredibly busy.. the line went all the way through the museum foyer and almost out of the door. It made it really hard to rummage through the bins as there were 5/6 people clustered round each one.. If you don't mind getting pushed around a little in order to have a good rummage then this event would be perfect for you. However, we'd been out the night before and coping with the crowds on less than five hours sleep just isn't nice. We took our stuff up to the changing room (which could do with a few more mirrors) and edited our two bags down to one. 

What I bought.
We got our items weighed and for 2.5 kilos we paid £35. We got 11 items, so each item worked out to just over £3 - what a fantastic bargain. I'll do a separate post on what I bought later this week as this post is already extremely picture heavy. Overall, it was a really good experience and if you're into carboot sales and vintage shopping then I would say give it a go.

Has anyone else ever been to a kilo sale? What sort of bargains did you pick up?


  1. I was looking forward to this post!! There seem to be some amazing items, especially for jewellery! I really hope these start spreading in the UK, £3 each is amazing! :)

    Jodie xo
    What Would Audrey Wear?

  2. Hey, glad you liked it.. I know they've to been London, Edinburgh, Leeds & Oxford, as well as Manchester. Check them out on facebook to find out when the next one will be: