Vintage Kilo Fair comes to Manchester

 

The Vintage Kilo Fair is a tried and tested affair for many vintage lovers on a budget. They’ve flocked to the touring pop-up men and womenswear event in recent years and now it’s making its debut in Manchester this Saturday. Given the amount of vintage clothing and accessories available in the Northern Quarter, a day-long mass hipster exodus to The Engine Hall at the People’s History Museum in Spinningfields won’t be a surprise.

So there’s a target audience, ready and raring to buy. But what’s the hook? You know, the thing that will make people REALLY want to attend. After all, it can be a chore to find good quality and unique pieces in between all of the knitted jumpers and Global Hypercolour tees. The clue comes in the name of the event. Buy a kilo’s worth of clothing, it doesn’t matter what it is, and pay £15 for the lot. Items are also available to buy individually, prices starting at £2.

I do like hunting for that one extra special piece but I’m not entirely sure how I’ll cope with the prospect of going through some of the 3 tonnes worth of 1970s to 1990s clothing and accessories at the event. I’ve read a review by The Little Red Squirrel, who attended a Vintage Kilo Fair in London, and she gives a good idea of what to expect. Check her review out here, but to summarise: it’s about getting there early, bringing a keen eye and a decisive nature along with your £1 entrance fee.

Find out more at the Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair website.

Saturday 23.3, People’s History Museum, Leftbank, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3ER, 10am – 11am trade visitors, 11am – 4pm public, £1 entrance

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