HUNDREDS of shoppers will indulge in a bit of R&R – that’s retro with a dash of Red Cross – at the Raid My Wardrobe birthday event on Sunday.
There will be 43 exhibitors, including a pop-up Red Cross stall, taking part in the third anniversary of the fashion event at Newcastle Basketball Stadium.
‘‘Pop up Red Cross stalls are becoming really popular and we are doing a lot more of them around the country,’’ Australian Red Cross marketing manager Jayne-Anne Power said.
‘‘They don’t have the bricks and mortar costs that a store does and they are perfect for local markets or fashion events.’’
The Red Cross clothing at Sunday’s event will come from the Red Threads store at The Junction and all the clothing has been donated by the surrounding community.
For three years now mother and fashionista Rachel Prest has been behind the recycled fashion concept, Raid My Wardrobe.
‘‘Women love the fact that there is a sophisticated outlet in which they can pass on their clothes or purchase items guilt free,’’ Prest said.
‘‘We have 200 or so ladies lining up an hour before each event opens to rush in and grab up the best bargains.’’
Ms Prest, who holds the event three times a year in Newcastle was amazed when the first event attracted more than 1000 shoppers.
Sunday’s event, which is expected to attract about 800 people, will feature brands such as Lisa Ho, Sass & Bide and Morrissey.
Raid My Wardrobe will be held from 10am to 1pm at Newcastle Basketball Stadium, Broadmeadow.