KATE Middleton could hardly have foreseen the the global trend she was igniting when she dared to step out in the same outfit twice in a fortnight.
But the rest of the world is now only catching up to what has been happening in the Hunter for the past four years.
Raid My Wardrobe once again proved to be a major drawcard yesterday with women looking to buy and sell pre-loved fashion.
‘‘Women love the fact that there is a sophisticated outlet in which they can pass on their clothes,’’ Rachel Prest, who founded the event in 2010, said. ‘‘Their valuable garments will be appreciated by many.’’
Stall holders apply online for a stall, submit photos of items and describe their wardrobe.
There were more than 100 applications for the 45 spots at yesterday’s event.
Applications are hand-picked to feature a range of styles, sizes and tastes.
Everything from Australian designers like Alice McCall, Lisa Ho, Alannah Hill, Wayne Cooper and Carla Zampatti to high street fashions and quirky vintage, to chain store chic was on offer yesterday.
‘‘The events have enabled women to still dress the way they want and to feel good about themselves,’’ Ms Prest said.