Frugal fashionistas unite at the fourth annual Nifty for Fifty sale
Vancouver fashionistas can stock up on designer labels and vintage finds at a fraction of their original costs at the Nifty for Fifty sale, taking place on Sunday (April 3) from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Heritage Hall (3102 Main Street).
Now in its fourth year running, Nifty for Fifty brings together more than 20 local designers, each selling their items at $50 or less. The event is organized by Adhesif Clothing designer Melissa Ferreira, who will be selling pieces from previous seasons, such as the Thelonious Sheath Dress from fall 2010, as well as the Whirl Bubble Blouse and Brace Blazer from spring 2010. Ferreira says that all of these items will be priced at $45, which is nearly 75 percent off of the retail price.
In addition, several of the designers, including Adhesif Clothing, Dotted Loop, Aneu, and Bianca Barr, will be bringing in vintage goods for sale. Dotted Loop designer Teresa Smed reworks vintage jewellery into one-of-a-kind treasures, while Adhesif Clothing promises two full racks of both men's and women's vintage clothing and accessories.
Other local designs not to be missed include Ashley Watson's one-of-a-kind bags and wallets made from buttery-soft recycled leather; Bueno Style's delicately repurposed jewellery; Poodlebreath's nature-inspired porcelain charms; and Trunk Show's burlesque-inspired streetwear.
The best part about all of this? Admission to the Nifty for Fifty sale is absolutely free.
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