April 23, 2014 - 4:14 PM
KELOWNA – If the warmer weather has you thinking of upgrading your summer wardrobe, then this weekend event may be just what you’re looking for.
The first ever Kelowna Closet Cleanout is hosting a women’s wear flea market this Saturday, featuring more than 70 booths of women’s clothing and footwear.
Rosanne Ting-Mak Brown is the organizer and says she got the idea after attending a kid’s clothes flea market.
“I said to my husband ‘why doesn’t anyone do this for women?’” she says.
Although the booths sold out two weeks ago, Brown says that only means there will be plenty of stock for shoppers to choose from.
“We’ll have everything from women’s clothes and accessories to footwear and a few other things as well. Most of the tables are individual sellers,” Brown says. “But we also have a lot of consignment stores in town excited for the event.”
All profits as well as some unsold clothing and footwear will be donated to the Kelowna Women’s Shelter and Soles4Souls.
“The Women’s Shelter has a lot of programs and they’re very local,” she says. “I thought it worked well and they are a deserving charity.”
The first 200 through the door will receive gift bags and every attendee will be entered for a chance to win one of 20 door prizes donated by local businesses. There will also be a vintage photo booth supplied by Georgie Girl, a local consignment store.
The Closet Cleanout takes place at the Sunplex Arena Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“I think it’s going to be a great time, so come on out,” Brown says.
Admission is $5.
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