Friday, September 28, 2012

Fitted for Work - a day in the life of - Market Day photos

Yesterday I posted about the preparation we did for the Fitted for Work "Market Day".

The Market Day happens on the last Friday of every month and is a bargain basement sale of all the donations we have received which weren't work appropriate.

Because we only accept items in great condition, the quality presented is well, great. There were many new items too, with tags attached. 

We typically have many local and overseas designer items, most of which we sell for $10-$20. Today, brands included Alannah Hill tops for $10, Sportscraft dresses for $10, a Morrissey dress for $10, Jigsaw items (many), Verge (NZ brand) & TS14+.

The local high street brands sell for around $5 a piece. Today we had brands like H&M, Zara, ASOS, Witchery, Sussan, Events, Cue, Veronika Maine and Kookai.

Occasionally something truly special will be priced at $20-$30. We had a Versace Signature silk shirt, a Max Mara Italian jacket and a Michael Kors trench coat.

There was also a bargain bin for $2 that was overflowing with pretty things.

Finally shoes & accessories were priced to clear.

Oh & we also had lingerie, knickers at $10 & bras at $15 - all NEW. 

The sizes are very varied from 6s to 22s. 

First in best dressed at bargain prices.

Have a look at the following pictures....

A girl cant have enough shoes.
The lime loafers are Lauren by Ralph Lauren & NEW.
The red loafers are JP Tod's - NEW.
The blue suede flats are Italian - lightly worn.

The $10 rack.

The $10 rack & some of the $10 dresses.

The green sweater is Witchery (new). The rasberry dress is  a broderie  fully lined David Lawrence  with taupe grosgrain ribbon trim & binding on the neckline. Each piece is $10.
The RRP of the DL dress would be about $220. The RRP of the Witchery sweater would be approx $90.

Orange Witchery top & a chocolate frock which is fully lined. Each is $10. the RR{P of the top would be about $120.

Pure linen fully lined Sally Smith frock in the colour of the season - mint. Only $10. RRP would be approx $250.

Farage 100% silk shirt dress. $20 Still a bargain - RRP would be about $220.

Red/purple dress is Simona, RRP approx $250 & fully lined. The dress in the centre is a Charlie brown wrap, RRP approx $220. Each piece here is $20. 

An Events spotty dress for $5. The vintage purse is $10.

A "Hi There" by Karen Walker silk dress whose RRP would be approx  $180.
Our price is $20.

Lots of bling most at $5 per piece.

The $5 racks, jackets on the left, tops/sweaters in sizes 14+ on the right. 

More $5 racks, tops/sweaters up to size 12.

More $10 items including lots of cotton & linen dresses & tops.

Why should you go to the Market Day sale?

Because the prices are ridiculously low
& BTW, everything I have photographed was in imaculate condition, apart from needing a press.

For those of you that hate shopping & rummaging through sale racks, this sale is different because its not endless & exhausting and it isnt crowded - so you can take your time.

The change rooms are large, private & well lit with individual mirrors, so the comfort factor is high. 

We dont provide champagne, but we can provide a glass of cold water while you consider what will follow you home.

What did I buy?

2 x Calvin Klein knickers
& a Paula Ryan (NZ designer) jersey cardi in black with long ties (great as another layering layer)....

How can you help?

1. Donate clothing & accessories in good condition to Fitted for Work in your state.

2. If you have a few hours a month spare, volunteer your time to Fitted for Work.

3. Come to the Market Day sale on the last Friday of every month and do some retail therapy for a good cause. Because Market Day's are specific to each branch of Fitted for Work, details are not on the website - however keep reading my Facebook page & I will remind you as they come up. 

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