Before I went to university I worked at a fashion house for a year as a buyer's assistant and became enthralled with fashion.
My favourite perk of the job was the sample sales that sprang up from time to time. Every month or so mum would pick me up from the station clutching two black bin bags full of clothes and wearing a smug look on my face.
I loved those sample sales for the same reason I now love TKMaxx, a good rummage, the potential of finding something great and paying barely anything for it
I've been meaning to go to one of these kilo sales for ages. The premise behind them is you pay by the weight of the clothes rather than what they look like. I saw this one advertised on Eventbrite and decided it was time to take the plunge. I'm a big fan of vintage and pre-loved clothing, for both style and environmental reasons, and love a fresh injection into my wardrobe from time to time.
Held in a church hall in Hackney I was expecting it to be filled with hipsters all tripping over each other to grab the dregs of the stuff put out at 9am so i was pleasantly surprised that the people were really nice, it was fairly quiet, the rails were rammed and there was minimal pushing and shoving.
I came away thrilled with my finds. 2 printed tea dresses. 1 long kimono jacket. 2 blazers. 1 floral skirt. 1 big leather bag. 1 leather purse. 1 passport cover.
2 kilos of gorgeousness.