Garage chic

Mayor Emma Cole with fashion blogger and Vincent resident Jenelle Witty, who’s organising the Garage Sale Trail event at Mount Hawthorn Main Hall.

WE all wonder what to do with our designer clothes and accessories after a one-off Instagram fashion shoot, but a group of online influencers have decided this years’ Garage Sale Trail is a great opportunity to offload some clobber.

Twelve bloggers and influences are hosting a mega garage sale with the City of Vincent this weekend (November 21 and 22) at the Mount Hawthorn Main Hall. Other sales across town include antique collectors, plant enthusiasts, and parents with a truckload of toys to re-home.

Vincent mayor Emma Cole says: “The Garage Sale Trail is a great way to meet your neighbours and make some extra money, but it also helps us divert valuable resources from landfill.

“Every year there are so many pre-loved treasures up for grabs that might otherwise have been destined for the tip.

“We all need to take responsibility for the waste we generate and this event is a great reminder that we shouldn’t automatically throw things away when we’re done with them.”

Fashion blogger Jenelle Witty is organising the Mount Hawthorn Main Hall sale and says: “I get sent a lot of samples from designers but I don’t get enough wear out of them, so my footprint in terms of the amount of clothes coming into my house is something I want to tackle.

“I want to encourage people to shop second-hand and approach fashion in a more considered way.

“So many people will buy something and wear it once before hiding it away in the back of their cupboard. But you can give your clothes a second life by selling them or swapping with friends.”

You can find garage sales nearby at garagesaletrail.com.au

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