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Shop Kilo is Returning to Nottingham Trent Students' Union - We Learn More About It

12 May 22 interview: Addie Kenogbon

When you were a kid, not much could beat the excitement of a pick and mix, and Shop Kilo brings the same excitement to the world of vintage shopping through its nationwide kilo sale events. One of which is taking place here in Nottingham on Saturday 14 May.

Ahead of the event, we catch up with Amy Rowell from the Shop Kilo team to find out more about this exciting new way of sustainable shopping, and just why Nottingham is always top of their list for their events…

Sustainable fashion is a real hot topic right now, but what makes shopping at a kilo sale so special?
By shopping with Shop Kilo you're not only supporting a small independent business, but also helping us save tonnes of clothes from going to landfill. We aim to offer a fun shopping experience that is both sustainable and affordable.

For those who aren’t familiar with kilo sales, can you talk me through how the event works?
Our rails are stocked with all sizes for all genders and tastes, with everything from skirts and shirts to jumpers, jeans, hoodies, tees and more. When you’ve chosen what you want, just weigh your haul at our weigh stations to see exactly what you’ll be paying. There’s no minimum spend, so you could grab a silk shirt for £3, a £10 pair of nineties Levi’s, or a gorgeous faux fur coat for £20.

We accept cash, card and Apple Pay. And, if it’s not payday yet, you can pre-buy an £18 per kilo voucher on our website (or even when waiting in the queue), and buy now, pay later with Klarna.

How long have Shop Kilo events been running?
Our Kilo sales have been running across the UK since 2006 and we’ve had events in cities and towns from the north to the south of the country and everywhere in between.

How many times has the event visited Nottingham and how are your events usually received here?
We try to visit Nottingham as often as possible throughout the year as our events here are always super successful. The last time we visited, in February, we brought over a thousand customers through the door.

By shopping with Shop Kilo you're not only supporting a small independent business, but also helping us save tonnes of clothes from going to landfill

What sorts of things can shoppers get their hands on during the event next month? 
We've got everything to kick-start your spring wardrobe, including branded tees, dungarees, denim jackets, jazzy shirts and plenty more.

Can you share any further details about what will be happening during the event?
Our doors will open at 10.30am and the event will run until 4pm. Tickets are valid for the whole day and cost £3 for early bird or £2 for general admission, with free entry available for those who arrive after 3pm or children under twelve years old. Shoppers can also get their hands on tickets online to jump the queue, or pay on the door on the day if they don’t mind standing in line.

All of our rails get restocked throughout the day, so no matter what time you arrive, there'll be plenty to rummage through.

The Nottingham Kilo takes place on Saturday 14 May at the Nottingham Trent University Student Union Building. To get your hands on tickets or to find out more about the event visit their website or Instagram page

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