If you’re looking to reinvent your wardrobe in a sustainable—and seriously cheap—way, then look no further than London kilo sales. Over the past four years, increasing numbers of London-based stores and pop-up shops have started selling their clothes by weight. It’s a trend which began in Holland and parts of eastern Europe, but it’s now seen all around the world. So, if you’re desperate for some new garms before payday rolls by, here are some London kilo sales for cheap shopping opportunities.

Peckham Springs

Sort through tonnes of vintage clobber at The Kilo Sale pop-up at Peckham Springs, the bar and gallery beneath Peckham Rye station. Unlike some other kilo sales, entry to The Kilo Sale is free. But we recommend arriving early to have your pick of the selection (although new stock arrives throughout the day). These kilo sales usually feature denim galore, jackets, sportswear, flannel dresses, coats and jeans, among many other items.

Price: £15.00 per kilo

Entry: free

When: March 21, April 18, May 16, June 13, July 18, August 15, September 19



The Vintage Kilo Sale

London Kilo sales
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The Vintage Kilo Sale, founded in 2009, was the UK’s first ‘buy by weight’ vintage shopping event. Clothes are supplied by Europe’s largest vintage wholesaler and are exclusive from the 1960s to 1990s. There’s no minimum spend so if you just want one light item, you can expect to pay as little as 50p. All Vintage Kilo Sale events have a 50/50 menswear to womenswear split and are sorted into type, to make your shopping experience easier. London-based Vintage Kilo Sale events are held at Copeland Park & Bussey Building in Peckham, the Richard Hoggart Building in New Cross and York Hall in Bethnal Green.

Price: £15.00 per kilo

Entry: £3.00 for early bird or £1.50 for general entry

When: various times, see their Facebook page for details

Preloved Vintage Kilo

Women at a kilo sale
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Shop through six tonnes of preloved, vintage and retro clothing at the Preloved Vintage Kilo pop-up, held at the Arlington Conference Centre (right by Camden Town station) and Round Chapel (Hackney). The stock is handpicked and individually graded by a team, meaning the quality of this kilo sale is particularly high. Preloved Vintage Wholesale say they saved more than 200 tonnes of clothing from landfill in 2019 and work tirelessly to ensure their waste is kept to a minimum. All the vintage classics (post 1960s) are available, from retro blouses and shirts to leather, branded sportwear and accessories.

Price: £15.00 per kilo

Entry: there are limited free tickets, then entry is £1.50 all day

When: various times, see their Facebook page for details

Brixton Village Kilo Sale

The Kilo Sale pop-up at Pop Brixton (run by the guys behind the Peckham Springs pop-ups, as well as one in Shoreditch) is a full weekend’s worth of bargain shopping. This kilo sale is organised in partnership with Make Do and Mend, a vintage fashion boutique where all the items are handpicked. There’s a huge selection of both men and women’s clothes, including shirts, flannel, blouses and jackets.

Price: £15.00 per kilo

Entry: free

When:The first weekend of each month

West of Me

West of Me vintage clothing sales aren’t as regular as the ones listed above, but they’re worth watching out for. Expect to find vintage items from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, with the stock replenished all day. Past sales have been held at Abney Public Hall, in the heart of Stoke Newington Church Street, as well as Sclater Street and St. Hilda’s East Community Centre in Shoreditch.

Price: £15.00 per kilo

Entry: free

When: March 28—check Facebook for upcoming events

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