Record Breakers!

12068808_1143039205708926_2960532416107081735_oWe don’t like to brag at Judy’s HQ, but we do believe in sharing good news! After a long (not so hot) summer, we threw ourselves back into fair season with a bang, throwing up some of our best ever events across the fair, flea and kilo.

First up was the Furniture Flea in Bethnal Green, with a whopping 2500 through the door! You came and shopped in your droves, picking up all manner of retro cushions, lamps and furniture to help give your homes that desirable autumn glow. No better time of year to decorate if you ask us!

12087041_1143041239042056_6956329713377597568_o Next was the Bristol Kilo, which was positively heaving with new freshers picking up a whole semester’s worth of threads. Due to a completely unexpected turnout we did have some queuing to allow everyone to shop in safety and comfort within the relatively small Bristol Paintworks, but would like to thank all of our customers for being mega patient with us – well over 1700 of you left with bulging bags and smiling faces!

12113382_1143041509042029_2290271892363468734_oLastly was our almighty flagship, Judy’s Vintage Fair. We were expecting a great day when we returned to Bethnal Green, but what we weren’t expecting was 2700 of you!!! We also had a stonker of a day in Manchester – check out some shots in this post courtesy of the lovely Alan A Andrew photography (more available here)

Phew, it’s time for a lie down! We want to offer a great big thankyou and a virtual slab of cake to every single one of for coming out – what a way to celebrate our tenth year! If you’d like to join in the fun, here is a list of our upcoming events this October and November.

Sat 10th October – Leeds Affordable Vintage Fair
Sun 10th October – Clapham Vintage Kilo Sale
Sun 11th October – Newcastle Affordable Vintage Fair
Sat 17th October – Cambridge Affordable Vintage Fair
Sat 17th October – Liverpool Vintage Kilo Sale
Sun 18th October – Bristol Affordable Vintage Fair
Sat 24th October – Oxford Affordable Vintage Fair
Sat 24th October – Manchester Vintage Kilo Sale
Sat 31st October – Birmingham Affordable Vintage Fair
Sat 31st October – Lincoln Vintage Kilo Sale
Sun 1st November – Bethnal Green Vintage Kilo Sale
Sat 7th November – Bath Affordable Vintage Fair
Sat 7th November – Leeds Vintage Kilo Sale
Sat 8th November – Glasgow Vintage Kilo Sale
Sat 14th November – Oxford Vintage Kilo Sale
Sat 14th November – Sheffield Vintage Kilo Sale
Sat 14th November – Liverpool Affordable Vintage Fair
Sun 15th November – Bristol Vintage Kilo Sale
Sat 21st November – Manchester Affordable Vintage Fair
Sat 21st November – Birmingham Vintage Kilo Sale
Sat 21st November – Edinburgh Vintage Kilo Sale
Sat 28th November – Cambridge Affordable Vintage Fair
Sun 29th November – Ipswich Affordable Vintage Fair
Sunday 29th November – Bethnal Green Vintage Furniture Flea

Introducing Judy’s Affordable Vintage Digest 6

Judy's Digest Issue 6When we’re not busy buzzing around organising events, attending meetings and (ahem) scouring rails for our own personal vintage collections, we at Judy’s like to give our fans that little bit extra. If you’re a seasoned Judy’s addict, you may have heard of our official magazine: Judy’s Affordable Vintage Digest.

For those not in the know, Judy’s Digest is published 3-4 times a year and aims to bring you a little closer to the action, sating your retro desires in between fairs and sharing some of our best advice for your wardrobes. Edited by Kilo Manage Jenessa and featuring submissions from the full Judy’s clan (and some extra friends too!) you can expect interviews, style tips and even some sneaky peeks inside our homes.

Sounds intriguing? You can check out the brand new Issue 6 on Issuu, as well as all of our back issues. If you’re a vintage aficionado or keen scribbler, we’re always on the lookout for new writers; send us an email with some story ideas to Similarly, we’re also open to advertisers and collaborative brands – you can use this same email address but just remember to pop ‘Advertising’ somewhere in the subject header.

Say Hello To Yellow!

It’s March! I know, we can barely believe it ourselves. Christmas is now a dim and distant memory as the evenings lighten, sunlight streams through our windows and the prospect of leaving the house with just a light jacket (vintage of course) starts to seem like a serious option.

Here at Judy HQ, we have well and truly caught spring fever. Off the back of a record breaking weekend of events for both the Fair and Flea (thanks Manchester and London!), we are firmly into the swing of fair season and celebrating with a good dose of colour.

And what better way to welcome in the new month that with a bold, cheery hue? We’ve been a fan of all things yellow for quite some time (you only need to look at our logo!), but our passion has spread to homewares, fashion and prints thanks to our delightful traders and our long-term love affair with Pinterest. Here are some of our faves!

yellow moodboard judys blog

What yellow items are you loving this season? Don’t forget to show us your fab kilo, flea and fair buys by tweeting or instagramming us with the hashtag #helloyellow for your chance to win a prize!

Cheaper than chips, The Vinage Kilo Sale Returns!


Greetings Vintage Fans!

So, as you probably know, that most momentous of events, The Vintage Kilo Sale, calls at London this Saturday, bringing 5 TONNES of vintage stock at a meager £15 per kilo. So affordable that it makes ‘Bargain Hunt’ look like Harrods, we wanted to show off some of our favourite bits…

Appetites whet? We thought so! For all the details of Saturday’s Bethnal Green event, click here.

See you soon vintage fans!

Judy HQ x


The Vintage Kilo Sale comes to Manchester!


Greetings vintage fans!

This weekend, we said tundra be damned, grabbed an extra layer and headed North West way for a rather special new event – The Manchester Vintage Kilo Sale!

A sister venture of Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair, the premise is a simple one: pair up with Europe’s largest vintage wholesaler, cart over 10 TONNES of vintage clothing to one location and let you lot have it for a measly £15 per kilo. With queues snaking through the door, we handed the camera over to event manager and all round good egg Emily [pictured above] to take some snaps. Picking her faves, here’s what she found…

‘In spite of the weather, spring prints were in abundance, from sweet floral pastels to the totally tropical. Daring to brave the cold and drop a layer or two, this skirt was a favourite – perfect for picnics, bare legs and a saunter about town!’

‘Despite being the time of year when coats and jackets should be cast to the back of the wardrobe, fair-goer Judith bagged herself a bargain with this belted suede coat. We loved the utilitarian colour [grey – goes with everything!] and how it nipped in at the waist, giving a sense of shape to the silhouette.’

‘Our favourite find of the day, the lovely Michelle finds some maroon pantaloons worth swooning over! Paired with a sixties blouse [and that hair!] we’re a little jealous that we didn’t spot them first!’

And so, there we go -a wonderful day at the Kilo! Thanks to all who came out and, to see when we’ll be coming to you, be sure to take a look here!

Retro Regards,

Judy HQ x

The Vintage Kilo Sale cometh!

Greetings vintage fans!

Being granted a sneak-peek into the goodies coming along to a weekend-long London Vintage Kilo Sale [our vintage wholesale event, serving up a smorgasbord of vintage fashion/ accessories for £15 a kilo] feels, in a nutshell, terribly naughty! Just like Charlie and his amble around the chocolate factory, we too can’t help but salivate at the prospect of so much retro booty waiting in the wings. And so,why are we telling you this? Because we want to give YOU a peek too! Without further ado, here are a few samples of what we’ll have on offer…

Tantalised? US TOO! Be sure to RSVP here and we’ll see you this weekend!

Retro Regards,

Judy HQ x

Blogger Undercover at The Vintage Kilo Sale

Greetings vintage fans!

Always ones to offer-up a platform for the myriad of bloggers, photographers and out-and-out fashion fans who get in touch, the other week we recruited the lovely Ema from wonder blog ‘Is it vintage?‘ to sleuth through our sister event, The Vintage Kilo Sale Edinburgh! A no-frills, no holds barred paradise for scavenging vintage fans, let’s see what she found…

“Today I went to Judy’s Vintage Kilo Fair! It was a brilliant day, as usual and it was jammed packed with Edinburgh vintage lovers. There was so much to choose from, from knitwear to gorgeous cream blouses. It is £15 per kilogram, so you are going to get about 4/5 items for that amount which is fab. I got up super early as I got entry at 10 o’clock & we were all rumaging through heaps of clothes, minus the movie style arguments!

I got a plaid shirt, a green maxi skirt, a tartan clueless style skirt and a green blouse all for £20. See below for photo! I was buying so much green today. I wonder what that means?

Anyhoo, I decided to mix it up a bit and do a short video so everyone that wasn’t able to make it, not from Edinburgh or just fancies a look at how it was set up can have a gander.”

Video —> Welcome to The Vintage Kilo Sale <— Video

Well there we have it –  a retro sleuth indeed! To see more from Ema, click HERE and to find out when the Kilo is coming to you, click HERE.

Retro Regards,

Judy HQ! x


Cool Kilo Customers!

We had an absolute blast in Edinburgh this weekend!!! The Edinburgh Vintage Kilo Sale in Leith was visited by over 900 style savvy customers and these folk kindly paused shopping to pose for our street-style team. What a well-dressed bunch you are! 

For more snaps from the Kilo, click here.

The Edinburgh Vintage Kilo Sale is returning to Out of the Blue Drill Hall (just off Leith Walk) Edinburgh on the 6th October… see you there!!