The whole concept of a 'kilo sale' was created by vintage wholesalers to offsell any old or low grade stock on the cheap to not only trade buyers, but to the wider public & individual customer too. Like any end of season sale, quality stock was few and far between...until Preloved Kilo entered the market.
We are the only event of its kind in the UK to actually handpick Grade A items just for our events, meaning at least two members of our team personally inspect every single item we sell before it hits the rails - checking not only the physical quality of each item, but ensuring there's a varied mix of sizes, colours, eras, prints & styles. This also applies to the stock heading to our Sheffield shop, online boxes and orders sent to ASDA, meaning wherever you shop with us, you'll only ever find quality pieces often in ready to wear condition.
Our director Wayne is also our head buyer, and he spends at least 6 months of the year on buying trips abroad. From America to East Asia, we have several global suppliers who provide us with a mountain of second hand clothing on each visit: it's our Wayne's job to comb through that mountain item by item, cherry picking only the goods of the highest quality, top brands & boldest prints that we know our customers want.
Wayne can purchase anywhere between 8-15 tonne at a time, with smaller 5 tonne weekly deliveries handpicked buy our team to keep a fresh supply of grade A vintage moving on to our rails.
In 2019 we built our own on-site laundrette to ensure the vast majority of our items are in ready to wear condition.
what we have
dress, skirt & blouse
Items from the 50's - 00's covering all styles, including the odd earlier pieces from time to time.
Various formal & casual styles, such as branded shirts, Hawaiian, 70's, 80's & 90's wavy pattern, corduroy, denim & flannel.
Longer length winter coats such as faux fur, sheepskin, leather, wax jackets, overcoats, macs and other general outer coats in a wide range of styles, mostly from the 50's onwards.
All types of casual & formal jacket from dinner suits, windbreakers, tweed, ski jackets, tailored, puffer coats, gilets, denim, camo, leather & suede and short winter coats.
Our sportswear covers a broad variety of casualwear including hoodies, track tops, quarter zips, fleece, shell suits, t-shirts, polos, joggers & jerseys.
We stock favourite contemporary brands such as Adidas, Nike, Champion, Tommy Hilfiger, Puma, Reebok, Umbro, Ralph Lauren, Ellesse, NBA/NFL, Asics, Lotto, Levis, Converse, Fila, Vans, Napapijri, Lacoste, Fred Perry & more!
We do see the occasional premium name, including brands such as YSL, Prada, Burberry, Armani, Max Mara, DSquared, D&G, Moschino etc.
Woolies ranging from chunky knits to lightweight cardigans, find cosby sweaters, fair isle, grandad jumpers, mohair, cable knit & various other vintage styles.
denim & jeans
Jackets, jeans & shirts plus dresses from time to time. Most jeans are branded including Levi, Lee & Wrangler but also find unbranded styles from the 70's, 80's & 90's too.
As well as shirts, coats & sportswear we have a selection of trousers including chinos, cargos & shorts plus waistcoats and the odd suit.
We mostly stock Converse though we do see the occasional pair of Vans. Sometimes the odd pair of branded trainers or Docs will be available too.
All style of bag from briefcase to rucksacks, as well as clutches, shoulder bags, totes, sports bags, holdalls and everything in-between.
Find small accessories such as ties, purses, wallets, gloves, braces, belts, hats & caps, silk scarves, wool scarves & bum bags.
We always strive to offer grade A quality vintage & second hand goods, taking great care to spot any serious flaws or stains before they make it to sale with most items checked over at least twice.
However, we are only human and on odd occasions small flaws may slip through; this is simply due to human error as we would never intentionally supply sub-quality goods. Anything we find which is unreasonably damaged is either donated or sold at a discount rate to reworkers & upcyclers who can put the material and components to better use.
events & in our shops
At events and in store, we do ask that you thoroughly check all items to make sure you're happy with them before purchasing as all items are sold as seen.
Our online goods are grade A and shouldn't have any serious flaws, stains or faults, though we have to give an allowance for fair wear e.g. bobbling, fading, very tiny pinholes etc.
Individual items will have any notable flaws listed in the description though the vast majority will meet our grade A standards.
We use an Ariel Professional detergent which includes the following ingredients:
5-15% Anionic Surfactants
<5% Non-Ionic Surfactants
As part of our grading process we check for marks & stains and anything which isn't in an acceptable clean condition is sent to our own on-site laundrette.
Items may even be given pre-treatment for heavy stains followed by an eco-wash to freshen them up.
We use an Ariel professional detergent which cleans and freshens efficiently at low temperatures.