AUTUMN is here and its time to prepare for transseasonal dressing. One place to ease yourself into winter and warmer clothing is at our first Newcastle event for the year.AUTUMN is here and its time to prepare for transseasonal dressing. One place to ease yourself into winter and warmer clothing is at our first Newcastle event for the year.
On March 24, the popular quality women’s preloved event with 50 stalls will be packed with high-end clothing shoes, handbags, shoes, jewellery and accessories.
With hundreds of preloved pieces on sale – from brands like Sass & Bide, Lisa Ho, Leona Edmiston, Veronika Maine, Alannah Hill, Mimco and Vintage – finding a jacket, ballet flats, pants or knit to help you go from crisp mornings to warm afternoons will be a breeze.
For this event Raid My Wardrobe founder Rachel Prest has partnered with the newly formed Hunter branch Dress for Success – a not-for-profit that supports women in need by providing access to good quality professional clothing, styling, mentoring and training. Clothing is to help women looking for work, and also for activities such as court appearances and formal appointments.
Dress for Success volunteers (L to R) Andrea Apitz, Kate Davies, Rachel Prest (Raid My Wardrobe Founder) Gill Barry and Kristine Kaiko
Ms Prest said she had chosen Dress For Success because it brought awareness about the real difficulties some women face and how women can help each other.
She said at the end of the day stallholders would donate some quality professional clothing, shoes and handbags to the charity.
“We feel privileged knowing we are gifting women with essential professional clothing items that can assist with their self-dignity and worth and economic empower,” Ms Prest said Dress for Success is thrilled to collaborate with Raid My Wardrobe to promote sustainable approaches to fashion.
Dress for Success Newcastle volunteer, Kate Davies, says: “Collaborating with Raid My Wardrobe will be a great opportunity for us to achieve some important aims. We hope to connect with amazing women in our region who can become advocates and even volunteers with us.”
“We hope to source good quality, lightly used work clothing and accessories – we’ll make sure these items find homes with women who need a boost in confidence and a chance at economic empowerment.,” she said.
“On the day we’ll be fundraising for our new Hunter region service by running a stall at the event.”
There will also be a donation bucket at the stand. Raid My Wardrobe, in partnership with Dress For Success is on Sunday, March 24, at Newcastle Basketball Stadium, corner of Curley and Young Roads, Broadmeadow, 10am to 1pm, entry $5 at door or pre-purchase to jump the queue HERE.
Shoppers are encouraged to clear out their work wardrobe ahead of Sunday’s event.
We would love donations of good quality clothing (in all sizes), shoes and handbags. Clothing must be:
- work appropriate (would you wear it to a job interview?)
- in excellent condition
- clean and
- less than 5 years old.
Underwear, make-up and hosiery items must be new.
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