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Our buying process

Wayne from Preloved Kilo handpicking vintage & retro clothing.

Our director Wayne is also our head buyer, handpicking from various suppliers around the globe from Europe, to Asia, to the USA. With over a decade of experience sourcing true vintage, we know what the people want. 

Known for our impressive kilo sales around the country, we have to buy in huge volumes to keep the rails stacked, so director Steve works with various UK suppliers giving us priority access to sportswear & branded pieces at competitive rates, meaning we can pass on those savings direct to you. 

When it comes to wholesale, all orders are picked fresh from delivery and with our own on-site laundrette we launder the vast majority of what we shift.

If you're interested in working with us, please email wholesale@prelovedkilo.com with further details & your stock list. We only buy grade A-B clothing & accessories, ideally unfiltered & unpicked in larger volumes (500kg+). Full list of what we have & will buy is detailed below. 

Over 800 tonne sourced from just 1 UK supplier in the past 5 years alone.

Our Quality

We always strive to offer grade A quality vintage & second hand goods, taking great care to spot any serious flaws or stains before they make it to sale with most items checked over at least twice.

 

However, we are only human and on odd occasions small flaws may slip through; this is simply due to human error as we would never intentionally supply sub-quality goods. Anything we find which is unreasonably damaged is either donated or sold at a discount rate to reworkers & upcyclers who can put the material and components to better use. 

Laundry

As part of our grading process we check for marks & stains, and anything which isn't in an acceptable clean condition is sent to our own on-site laundrette. 

Items may even be given pre-treatment for heavy stains followed by an eco-wash to freshen them up. 

 

We believe in a sustainable future so very light stains or very small marks may still be provided if the item itself is wearable and still retains its value. 

Detergent

Wayne from Preloved Kilo handpicking vintage & retro clothing.

We use a professional detergent which includes the following ingredients:

5-15%: Anionic Surfactants, <5%: Enzymes, Nonionic surfactants, Optical brighteners, Oxygen-based bleaching agents, Perfume, Phosphonates, Polycarboxylates, Soap, Zeolites, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Cinnamyl alcohol. 

What we have

what we have

vintage

dress, skirt & blouse

Items from the 50's - 00's covering all styles, including the odd earlier pieces from time to time. 

shirts

Various formal & casual styles, such as branded shirts, Hawaiian, 70's, 80's & 90's wavy pattern, corduroy, denim & flannel. 

coats

Longer length winter coats such as faux fur, sheepskin, leather, wax jackets, overcoats, macs and other general outer coats in a wide range of styles, mostly from the 50's onwards.

jackets

All types of casual & formal jacket from dinner suits, windbreakers, tweed, ski jackets, tailored, puffer coats, gilets, denim, camo, leather & suede and short winter coats. 

sportswear

all styles

Our sportswear covers a broad variety of casualwear including hoodies, track tops, quarter zips, fleece, shell suits, t-shirts, polos, joggers & jerseys. 

brands

We stock favourite contemporary brands such as Adidas, Nike, Champion, Tommy Hilfiger, Puma, Reebok, Umbro, Ralph Lauren, Ellesse, NBA/NFL, Asics, Lotto, Levis, Converse, Fila, Vans, Napapijri, Lacoste, Fred Perry & more!

Designer

We do see the occasional premium name, including brands such as YSL, Prada, Burberry, Armani, Max Mara,  DSquared, D&G, Moschino etc.  

other

knitwear

Woolies ranging from chunky knits to lightweight cardigans, find cosby sweaters, fair isle, grandad jumpers, mohair, cable knit & various other vintage styles. 

denim & jeans

Jackets, jeans & shirts plus dresses from time to time. Most jeans are branded including Levi, Lee & Wrangler but also find unbranded styles from the 70's, 80's & 90's too. 

menswear

As well as shirts, coats & sportswear we have a selection of trousers including chinos, cargos & shorts plus waistcoats and the odd suit. 

Accessories

shoes

We mostly stock Converse though we do see the occasional pair of Vans. Sometimes the odd pair of branded trainers or Docs will be available too.

handbags

All style of bag from briefcase to rucksacks, as well as clutches, shoulder bags, totes, sports bags, holdalls and everything in-between. 

accessories

Find small accessories such as ties, purses, wallets, gloves, braces, belts, hats & caps, silk scarves, wool scarves & bum bags. 

After older vintage? We occasionally collect pre-60s womenswear independently from our usual wholesale in much smaller volumes. For those with a genuine interest and a keen eye for repairing & caring for antique fashion, please contact us for further details & availability. 

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