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What bargains can I pick up today at the Kilo Sale?

PUBLISHED: 14:09 31 March 2019

Find out what you can get your hands on at the Preloved Kilo Ipswich event Picture: MEGAN ALDOUS

Find out what you can get your hands on at the Preloved Kilo Ipswich event Picture: MEGAN ALDOUS

MEGAN ALDOUS

Adidas jackets, Vans trainers and animal print clothing are some of the many items which are currently flying off the shelves at the Ipswich Preloved Kilo event.

Take a look at the prices Picture: MEGAN ALDOUSTake a look at the prices Picture: MEGAN ALDOUS

Savvy savers lined the streets of Ipswich this morning as they waited outside the Corn Exchange for the Preloved Kilo sale to open its doors.

By 9.30am a queue of more than 30 eager customers stood outside the venue - despite it not starting until 10am.

By 10.30am the event had already had more than 50 bargain hunters scavenge their way through the vintage goods.

If you are wondering how much an item will cost shove it on the scales Picture: MEGAN ALDOUSIf you are wondering how much an item will cost shove it on the scales Picture: MEGAN ALDOUS

But how does it work?

The price of each item is determined by how much it weighs so there are a number of scales around the venue so you can keep tabs of your total.

If you manage to find a kilo worth of clothing to take home it will cost £15. But if just one item steals your heart a price board is located by the scales. If your product weighs a small 0.05kg it will cost 75p, if it is 0.2kg that will be £3, and a 0.35kg product will be £5.25 and so on. A picture of the price plan is included in this article for you to check out. The organisers understand that coats might send the scales off the chart therefore all coats are billed at £15.

There were more than 50 people there just 20 minutes into the event Picture: MEGAN ALDOUSThere were more than 50 people there just 20 minutes into the event Picture: MEGAN ALDOUS

So, what did we find when we had a mingle?

Adidas Jackets -

If you wanted to pick up a brand new Adidas Jacket you would be looking at spending anything in the region of £30-£70. Instead, you can land yourself a preloved one for less than a quarter of the high street price. There is currently a whole rack dedicated to branded sports jackets at the hall in a variety of colours, styles and designs.

Some of the many Adidas jackets available Picture: MEGAN ALDOUSSome of the many Adidas jackets available Picture: MEGAN ALDOUS

A leopard print coat -

It is no secret that animal print is hot right now - so it isn’t surprising that this leopard print coat was the first thing to grab my eye.

The coat, which was made in the USA by the brand American Signature, can be picked up today for just £15. It is very thick and heavy so the lucky owner will be extremely cosy as well as a trend setter.

How lush is this coat! Only £15 Picture: MEGAN ALDOUSHow lush is this coat! Only £15 Picture: MEGAN ALDOUS

Animal print Vans -

Following on with the trend are these gorgeous red Vans covered in cheetah print.

The bold shoes which would normally cost you £60 are only £2.25 at the Preloved event. They are bound to make you walk with confidence.

These awesome Vans are only £2.25 Picture: MEGAN ALDOUSThese awesome Vans are only £2.25 Picture: MEGAN ALDOUS

Tartan look skirt -

One of the gems for the day in my eyes was this mid length green tartan style skirt. It is smart enough to be warn with tights for work or an item you can pop on when you have a special occasion to attend.

The skirt was made by Australian fashion label Roxanne - another perk of this vintage event is they buy their stock internationally so you will be introduced to brands you have never heard of.

I am a big fan of this Roxanne skirt all the way from Australia Picture: MEGAN ALDOUSI am a big fan of this Roxanne skirt all the way from Australia Picture: MEGAN ALDOUS

Mermaid top -

The sale has something for everyone so if you are after something a bit more quirky you won’t be disappointed.

I was really drawn to this top as the pattern reminded me of a mermaid tail, the circles and shine almost look scaly. This item will be a real head turner for whoever is lucky enough to get their hands on it first at the event.

You are spoilt for choice at the Preloved Kilo event Picture: MEGAN ALDOUSYou are spoilt for choice at the Preloved Kilo event Picture: MEGAN ALDOUS

The event looked great in the Corn Exchange hall Picture: MEGAN ALDOUSThe event looked great in the Corn Exchange hall Picture: MEGAN ALDOUS

The jackets are waiting for you Picture: MEGAN ALDOUSThe jackets are waiting for you Picture: MEGAN ALDOUS

These would be a great addition to the summer wardrobe Picture: MEGAN ALDOUSThese would be a great addition to the summer wardrobe Picture: MEGAN ALDOUS

This Ralph Lauren polo is great Picture: MEGAN ALDOUSThis Ralph Lauren polo is great Picture: MEGAN ALDOUS

Picture: MEGAN ALDOUSPicture: MEGAN ALDOUS

Look pretty in pink with this Adidas jacket Picture: MEGAN ALDOUSLook pretty in pink with this Adidas jacket Picture: MEGAN ALDOUS

This Fred Perry top is a bargain Picture: MEGAN ALDOUSThis Fred Perry top is a bargain Picture: MEGAN ALDOUS

We are digging the pink pleat trousers Picture: MEGAN ALDOUSWe are digging the pink pleat trousers Picture: MEGAN ALDOUS

There are so many shoes Picture: MEGAN ALDOUSThere are so many shoes Picture: MEGAN ALDOUS

This would be great for work Picture: MEGAN ALDOUSThis would be great for work Picture: MEGAN ALDOUS

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