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Independence Day garage sale

Have fashionable clothes you consider out of style? Or are you seeking designer/stylish dresses at throwaway rates?

entertainment Updated: Aug 09, 2010 14:11 IST
Sneha Mahale

Have fashionable clothes you consider out of style? Or are you seeking designer/stylish dresses at throwaway rates?

For a good cause
This Independence Day weekend (August 14-15), head to Bandra for a garage sale. On offer will be several ‘cool’ clothes, bags and accessories, which can be bought in bulk. The proceeds from the sale will go to Hamara Footpath, an organisaton that educates street children in and around Churchgate. “All the volunteers are girls,” says Shubhangi Swarup, a volunteer. “While talking one day, we realised that we all faced a similar problem. We buy too many clothes and then don’t know what to do with them. So we thought, why not have a garage sale.”

No more guilt
Volunteers are currently on the lookout for clothes in good condition. “We are looking at stuff that you would want to buy. We all have a lot of stuff that can’t be donated such as jeans, off-shoulder tops, mini skirts, fancy bags and belts etc. This way you can get rid of your guilt of buying too much and then wasting it. Also, it would support a good cause,” says Swarup. They also need people who will help organise, sort out, label and wash clothes.

No conditions apply
At the garage sale, clothes and accessories will be sold at a nominal price to anyone who turns up. Prices will range between Rs 50 to Rs 500. There are also no restrictions on the amount of clothes/accessories one can buy. Dhoop, the craft store in Bandra, has been chosen as the venue. Several production houses, advertising firms and boutiques have already made contributions. Swarup says, “Right now, all the rooms in our homes are filled with clothes. We just want a good response.”