I had previously heard about Garage Sales and Backyard sales in movies and stories (If my memory is not failing me 😛 ), but hearing about the Vintage Sale about to take place on the 31st of January hosted by the Manchester Metropolitan University, made me lock my dates for visiting it. So, a friend of mine and I went to the Vintage Sale braving the rain like many others.
Interestingly in this vintage Sale, you do not pay for the individual items. You only pay for the weight of the items. The payment was calculated on the basis of 15 pounds per kilo rate. Thus, everyone I saw were coming out with huge stuffed bags in both hands.
As I entered the sale, we were asked to pay the entrance fees (£3 from 11am-12pm and £1.50 12 pm onwards) and given a bag to stuff whatever we wanted to purchase. To be honest, I had not really gone to buy anything (I am a bit broke at the moment :P). So, I wandered around and looked at the Sale. From shirts, T-shirts, jeans, mufflers, hats, bags, necklaces, finger rings- you name it, it was there. These sales would be a great place for Fashionistas of the world.
Here are some photographs that I took of the event.
Thus, I would personally recommend to visit such sales to have an experience and if you are a photographer or blogger, you can get great stories for your blogs and photographs to cherish the moments.