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Vintage pop-up sells clothes by the kilo

Cardiff is currently home to 13 vintage shops, nearly half of which are considered to be the best in Wales. (Photo credits: Joseph Brent)

Feel like jumping on the hipster bandwagon? Check out the pop-up sale shop bringing vintage flair to the people of Cathays

Cardiff is currently home to 13 vintage shops, nearly half of which are considered to be the best in Wales. (Photo credits: Joseph Brent)

Cardiff city centre is currently home to over a dozen vintage shops, nearly half of which are considered to be the best in Wales. (Photo credits: Joseph Brent)

With Cardiff home to some of the best vintage stores in Wales, a pop-up shop is selling fashion forward hand-me-downs by the kilogram.

The Vintage Kilo Sale Cardiff, brainchild of clothes enthusiast Kizzy, host regular pop-up events across the city in order to embellish locals with Hawaiian shirts and fur coats.

Although the company was only established this year, Kizzy has been buying 3 tons of vintage and second hand clothing every 6 weeks from distributors in America and Europe in hopes of turning a profit.

The company have planned to finish off the year with pop-up events in both Cathays Community Centre and St Catherine’s Church Hall.

Cathays Community Centre play host to a range of different activities such as food festivals, martial arts events and dance showcases. (Photo credit: Hannah Pritchett)

As well as the Vintage Kilo Sale, Cathays Community Centre plays host to activities such as food festivals, martial arts events and dance showcases. (Photo credit: Hannah Pritchett)

Kizzy maintains that the events have been popular with people from all walks of life. She said: “We don’t have a target audience as such, we get a wide variety of people coming to our events a lot of students, young professionals, people who do a lot sewing or use the fabric for other uses.”

The company, which recently moved to Cardiff from Bristol, plans to flourish through focusing on high quality clothing and customer satisfaction.

Kizzy has found that importing clothes from other countries works out cheaper than buying from UK based companies. She claims that it is more efficient to bulk-buy clothes sold weight, instead of searching through individually priced items of clothing.

Bud Harper, manager of Cathays Community Centre, is proud to provide a platform for local businesses to start and grow. Bud maintains that events such as this invite more people to engage with other events taking place in the centre.

“Hiring out our space to events such as the kilo sale brings in the funds that enables the charity to operate and deliver other social projects,” he said.

Details of upcoming events can be found on their Facebook page.

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