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UK's First Vintage Kilo Sale Operator Set To Open at Merrion

Shop Kilo, founded in 2008 by fashion stylist and former Selfridges personal shopper Judy Berger, is setting down roots by opening its first ever pop-up shop in the Merrion Centre in the heart of Leeds’ Arena Quarter.

A passion for sustainable fashion

Shop Kilo broke the boundaries of normal retail when it launched its buy by weight events 14 years ago. After a long covid hiatus, it’s now seeing a massive influx of new customers who want to shop affordable, sustainable vintage clothing and as it’s Leeds based, The Merrion Centre is set to offer the perfect place to launch its inaugural shop.

Shop Kilo offers a sustainable and affordable way of shopping for clothes, with the main ethos of the brand being living sustainably and believing in using the clothes of the past to protect the future.

Everything in the Merrion Centre pop-up store will be sustainably sourced, with the new venue giving Shop Kilo the opportunity to tap into the student demographic in Leeds with the ever-expanding student accommodation directly on their doorstep.

Judy Berger, Director of Shop Kilo, promises exciting things to come for the first pop-up:

‘We are super excited to announce the launch of Shop Kilo in The Merrion Centre. Our company has always been events based and we can see crowds of up to 1500 people per day all over the country.

We are Leeds born and bred and we knew that to set down roots, we need to set our flagship up in our home town. The Merrion Centre staff share our vision of sustainable retail and we are both working together to create a shopping environment that doesn’t damage the planet. Circular retail is the future of shopping and Shop Kilo is perfect for guilt free shopping.”

Esme Briggs, Graduate Asset Manager for Town Centre Securities, owners of The Merrion Centre commented:

“We are delighted to announce Shop Kilo is coming to the Merrion Centre as it mirrors our own sustainable ethos which is high on our agenda. More and more consumers have become ‘greener’ in their shopping choices, and so the launch of Shop Kilo is a perfect fit. The brand will benefit hugely from the massive influx of student accommodation around the Centre; a demographic that continuously looks for more environmentally friendly shops that offer affordable products.

“Shop Kilo is set to join a host of shops at the Merrion Centre which are passionate about reducing waste, recycling and reusing items to support more sustainable living, including a raft of pre-loved outlets including British Heart Foundation, Leeds Hospitals Charity shop and St Gemma’s. Other retailers including Natural Born Cobblers, the Watch Hospital and many of our tech operators all support in repairing much loved items to reduce landfill.”

Calling All Models…become a live model for Shop Kilo!

Shop Kilo are looking for all ages and sizes to come along and audition to become one of their ‘live window models’ which will see chosen winners becoming ‘live-in models’ at the new store.

Auditions will take place on the main mall at the Merrion Centre on Friday 4th March between 11am-3pm with the company looking for models representing all potential customers!

To find out more & register your interest please CLICK HERE

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