East London Vintage Kilo Sale
The good people behind the Vintage Kilo Clothing Sale are back in Bethnal Green next weekend, with over 5 tonnes (yes, literally) of pre-loved clothing and accessories for you to sift through like the scavenger you are. At only £15 per kilo of goods, even those of us whose bank accounts are still suffering can't in good faith let this pass us by, you're basically saving money in the long run by taking advantage of deals now, right? Right! Plus, lifting several kilos of clothing definitely counts as a workout....
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Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair: Christmas Special
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