Mothers, daughters flock to Bindaring sale
THE Bindaring Red Cross Clothing Sale has become an annual outing for mothers and daughters, according to president Veronica Morrissey.
“It starts with mothers shopping for their children and then their children want to come and then the grandchildren,” Mrs Morrissey, of Cottesloe, said.
This year, the 53rd sale is on Saturday, May 14, just six days after Mother's Day.
Mrs Morrissey and her daughter Grace Westlake (21) have been attending and volunteering at the sale together for the past few years.
But they have their eye on different items.
A “huge” Spanish shawl with embroidery and tassels is Mrs Morrissey's favourite pick-up to date.
“I remember them on women when I was a child and when I went to Spain I couldn't afford to buy one,” she said. “It gives me great pleasure.” For Ms Westlake, a pair of Miu Miu shoes sits proudly in her wardrobe.
“It's something I couldn't have afforded normally,” she said. “The shoes are normally not very used and I wouldn't generally spend money on designer shoes.”
Mrs Morrissey recalls meeting two sisters in their 70s who had been attending for 50 years.
She said she enjoyed the diverse crowd at the sale.
Each year, Bindaring volunteers collect about eight tonnes of donated clothing, with any leftovers going to Red Cross shops across WA.
There will be four separate shopping areas on May 14: Boutique for new and nearly new designer labels and top-quality clothing; Emporium comprising vintage treasures, jewellery and eclectic accessories; Op Shop with good-quality clothing at $10 or less for every member of the family; and $1 a Bag for serious bargain hunters.
The Boutique area will also feature The Edit, where the “crème de la crème” of the clothes and accessories can be found.
The most valuable items will be sold in the Silent Auction.
VERONICA Jacket: Sass & Bide Shoes: Fendi GRACE Dress: Saba Shoes: Christian Louboutin Jacket: Stella McCartney VERONICA Top: Alannah Hill Pants: Picnic Shoes: Massimo Dutti Bag: Yves Saint Laurent. GRACE Jumpsuit: Mara Hoffman Shoes: Pierre Hardy Sunglasses: Burberry