Tola Vintage Kilo Sale

The last time Tola Vintage had a kilo sale I was devastated at not being able to go.

However, when I heard there was another massive kilo sale planned I knew I had to make this one!

As luck would have it, I had to travel home on the 22nd to vote (this blogger always does her democratic duty) but I made it back for the sale. I normally would never go home for just one day but this kilo sale was a pretty big event.

I normally would never go home for just one day but this kilo sale was a pretty big event.

I knew the sale would be big from following Tola Vintage’s posts and from the location in the RDS. I was extremely curious as to what would be on offer!

I arrived about 1 p.m as I’d been out the night before (not recommended for serious kilo-salers!) and I didn’t want to get up too early.

I was pleasantly surprised to find that there was still loads of stock available and the hall was huge so it didn’t feel packed and stressful.

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I wandered around taking in the sights of suede, leather, snapbacks and determined fashionistas trying clothes on as best they could over their own clothing! At first, I was overwhelmed by the sheer amount of stock and I meandered up and down browsing.

At first, I was overwhelmed by the sheer amount of stock and I meandered up and down browsing.

However, once I’d picked up one item, others just seemed to follow and before I knew it I had a huge pile of clothes! I hadn’t spotted the IKEA bags that were by the door so I was dragging my pile, plus rucksack and jacket around like a camel.

I began to try on pieces and wanted to keep almost everything. I only discarded a few items mostly that were too big or small.

I was on the look-out for a nice suede or leather jacket and some skirts or dresses. As there were no fitting rooms you had to try on clothes in front of a mirror.

I’d forgotten about this and worn jeans but luckily I could try on everything. Next time I will probably wear a dress and tights or shorts and tights as it will make trying-on even easier.

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I was really happy with the quality of stock out also, very few items had signs of wear, some vintage stores sell items which are quite worn-out!

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I saw some really beautiful and unusual clothes like this beaded dress below and motorcycle jackets.

I was also completely in awe of two stylish Brazilians who were trying on head-to-toe capes and looking amazing!

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After A LOT of trying on, walking up and down and a water break, I decided to take my pile to be weighed. *gulp*  I had about €55 in cash on me and several heavy pieces in my bag…

On the initial weigh-in at €10 per kilo , my bundle was €68. I decided to discard a few items and was delighted to get down to €50 for everything!!!

This is what I got.

*Cream leather shorts.

These would be so cute with brogues, black tights and a simple top.

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Light brown suede fringed jacket.

I’m going to wear this with denim shorts to Sea Sessions…can’t wait!

*Green velvet dress.

I LOVE this dress, it’s a beautiful colour, it looks black in photos but it’s actually a gorgeous dark green. I’d dress it up (maybe with my new Penney’s iridescent green sandals) and some gold jewellery.

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Black and silver lace hemmed top.

I’d really like to wear this with black flares for a goth/hippy look.

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Beaded short-sleeve top with shoulder pads.

I’ve wanted one of these beaded tops for ages but the ones I’ve seen in vintage shops were always expensive!

It needs a new button at the back but apart from that is perfect. I love the detailing on the neck and it’s also very flattering for a “fat” day.

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Green leather patch off the shoulder jumper.

This is my favourite piece and I’ve been wearing it with PVC leggings and black plimsolls.

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*Black and silver halter neck top.

I’m looking forward to wearing this out with high-waisted jeans.

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*Black beaded hem skirt.

I’ve a really similar top which will look really cute for summer.

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*White lace and patchwork cardigan.

I will wear this with blue or black jeans.

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PHEW!

As well as the vintage, there were also pop-up stores from Sick Studs, Magne jewellery and others. I’d ran out of money by that time which was probably just as well!

The only thing that disappointed me was I didn’t see any accessories. I love vintage bags and belts and would’ve liked to see a selection.

I’ve lots of fun stuff coming up, I attended the Irish blogger conference yesterday (ermagerd!) and will have a post for you soon!

I’m also going to Belfast next weekend and Sea Sessions in Donegal on June 19th.

Leave me a comment and let me know if you like vintage kilo sales.

UPDATE: Everything I’ve marked with an asterisk I’ve since either given to a charity shop or sold when I moved house in 2016. I wore almost everything except the skirt but I didn’t get much wear out of many of these items. So, exercise restraint while kilo shopping guys!

Thanks for reading and check out my InstagramTwitter and Facebook page here.

Edel

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13 Comments

  1. paupertoprincess

    Wow – loving that beaded dress – looks like there was lots of great stuff. Kilo sales can be a bit hit and miss so really glad you got lots of great stuff! I always get so nervous walking up to those scales too…. haha!

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