Mothers, daugh­ters flock to Bin­dar­ing sale

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Front Page -

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

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