Shopping never felt so good. The clothing festival for a good cause

Are you addicted to Girl Boss on Netflix? Is your wardrobe filled with second hand finds? Do you daydream about one day owning a pair of vintage Manolo Blahnik’s? If you answered yes to any of the above, you should already have National Op Shop Week on your calendar.

Image by Laura Wells

Image by Laura Wells

If you haven’t, clear some space in your wardrobe and mark down Sunday August 27th until Sunday September 2nd .

To celebrate all things up-cycled, Salvos Stores in NSW, ACT and QLD will host a range of events and specials – that includes 50% off all non-new items. That’s right, 50% off. Like we said, clear out some space in the wardrobe!

In 2016 more than 30,000 tonnes of donated items were given to Salvos instead of landfill – those items are reused by families in need, who are also given the profits from items sold in Salvos stores around the country. So guess what, you’re shopping for a good cause!

Sydneysiders better start cleaning out their closets now – more than 2,000 hand picked garments will be sold at a three day pop up store in Paddington’s Comber Studios called Salvos Curated.

Image by Laura Wells

Image by Laura Wells

Each day there will be new pieces, hand picked by the Salvos team and eco-stylist Faye De Lanty and Clare Press, author of Wardrobe Crisis.  De Lanty and Press will curate different sections of the space.

Make a beeline for Label Conscious, filled with pieces from celebs like Sally Obermeder and designers Ginger & Smart, Gary Bigeni and Bianca Spender. The DIY room will host up-cycling and mending workshops, showing you a few tips and tricks on how to turn old wardrobe items into new statement pieces.

And remember, it’s almost time for Spring cleaning. It turns out 83% of Aussie women have clothes they’ve only worn once or twice, and we’re purchasing 20kg of clothing each year. So if you want to give back, rather than stock up, clean out your closet and donate.

Salvos Curated 
Register here for opening night, from 6pm, Thursday August 31st
9.00am – 5.00pm, Friday September 1
9.00am – 2.00pm, Saturday September 2
Comber Street Studios, 5 Comber Street, Paddington.
Event registration for Thursday August 31st

About the author

Lisa used to use Sydney as a base to drop off souvenirs before heading off on the next adventure but these days she’s got her feet almost on the ground, with a desire to try every high tea in Sydney, and a cute cavoodle puppy at home. Travel writer, photographer and Kitchen Aid freak, she loves to eat, bake and write.

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