Op shop rolls out the catwalk

WARRANE City Mission Op Shop will roll out the catwalk and show off its most stylish frocks at its annual fashion parade on 21 February.

An event for young and old, this is the parade’s third year running and focuses on affordable and sustainable fashion – proving you don’t have to spend a lot to look good.

The event will be held on Friday 21 February from 6pm and includes a fashion parade, 50 per cent off sale*, drinks, nibbles and lucky door prizes.

Warrane City Mission Op Shop volunteers Wendy Portwin and Gill Hilder have spearheaded the past two events.

“We had about 50 people attend last year, it was a great turnout and really fun,” Ms Hilder said.

“It’s a big buzz – we’ve been stockpiling some special brands to model on the night.”

Ms Portwin said they had around five or six models on the runway.

“One of whom was a finalist at the Miss World Pageant,” she said.

“They each model about seven or eight outfits and then we have the 50 per cent off sale.

“People can purchase the outfits they see modelled, plus any other items in store.

“Everything is 50 per cent off except for any new product.”

And while clothing and fashion is one of the main drawcards, Ms Portwin said a lot of people simply enjoyed the community spirit.

“There are a lot of people in this area who might not go out often,” she said.

“They really look forward to the fashion parade – they come here and know that it’ll be a good time.

“Everyone chats and it’s a real sense of camaraderie, it’s just a good fun night.

“I mean, what girl doesn’t like to shop, get half price and have a good laugh?”

The Warrane City Mission Op Shop Fashion Show will be held on Friday 21 February from 6pm to 8.30pm.

Entry is by gold coin donation.

*The 50 per cent off sale applies during the event only and is available on all items in-store except for new product.

Caption: Warrane City Mission Op Shop volunteers Wendy Portwin, left, and Gill Hilder stockpiling special brands for the upcoming fashion parade.

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