NEW WARDROBE, NEW YOU
DISCOVER THE SUNSHINE COAST HOT SPOTS WHERE YOU CAN OFFLOAD YOUR UNWANTED CLOTHES AND ACCESSORIES, AND TURN THEM INTO COLD, HARD CASH
Even if we don’t want to admit it, the summer season is sadly coming to an end. The days are slowly becoming shorter and during the recent storms, many of us have reached out for that first autumn jumper.
With a new season upon us, so comes a new exciting possibility of wardrobe choices.
We’re talking jeans, knits, cardigans and jackets.
Set to come into style this autumn are corduroy sets – these are going to be big in both matching skirt and jacket sets, as well as pant and jacket sets.
We are also expecting to see citrus tones, statement boots with punk and western influences and large tote bags (that you can actually fit everything you need into).
Keen to try these edgy new trends? You’re not alone.
If only there was a way to justify the shopping spree? Argh. But wait, there is.
It’s time to cull your wardrobe and, by that I mean, really cull.
Be harsh and brutal. Even if there’s something in there you think you love, if you haven’t worn it within the past six months, then it’s out.
We are all guilty of it, the old “oh, it’ll fit me one day” or “I love this, but I haven’t had the right event to wear it to yet”, and the classic “I just need to find something to match it”.
Gather all of those items together because they are going to earn you the mula (and the space) you need to buy some of your newest autumn wardrobe additions.
The Sunshine Coast hosts many events where it’s easy and cheap enough to set up your own stall selling your pre-loved clothing, shoes and accessories.
Fishermans Rd Market
Run every Sunday, this market is surprisingly known for its large selection of fashion stalls which attract the type of demographic that can’t say no to a vintage bargain.
Most stallholders sell their clothing items for between $5 and $15, with the exception of more expensive prices for brand names or newer items with tags.
Holding a stall won’t set you back much at all, starting from $30, or $50 for a larger space. So it won’t take long for you to break even.
This one’s a tad more expensive, so we’d recommend only hosting a stall if you’ve got a lot of inventory to sell.
However, these markets do attract a lot of customers. The last event held at Venue 114 at Lake Kawana was absolutely packed to the brim.
Plus, there’s an entry fee, so you know visitors are coming with the intent to do some serious shopping.
The next Sunshine Coast event is on Saturday, June 22. So, there’s plenty of time to get yourself prepared.
But if you’re really keen, then the next Her Wardrobe Brisbane event will be held on Sunday, April 7, at 1644 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt.
To book a stall or buy a ticket, visit the website: herwardrobe.com/
Another Woman’s Closet
This market offers customers a more luxurious shopping experience.
With stallholders presenting all clothes ironed and hanging on racks, shoppers feel as if they’re in an actual store.
So, be sure you get your clothes up to scratch.
This approach will help you sell more and you may even be able to add a few cheeky extra dollars on your price tags.
The next event will be held on May 5 at the Noosa Leisure Centre.
Stalls start from $35 but they book out quickly, so hop to it, ladies.
For more information, visit: facebook.com/events/1242492475890748/
Sunshine Coast Collective Market
This market is for the creatives, the eco-friendly, and those who value handmade and sustainably-sourced products.
So where better to give your old clothes a new home? A place where your trash is another’s treasure.
Selling your clothes second-hand is not only good for your pocket but it’s also good for the environment, and the visitors at this market will appreciate that ethos.
The market is held on the second and fourth Sunday of every month at Coolum Primary School. So, there’s plenty of opportunity to get yourself involved sooner rather than later.
It’s the online tab on your Facebook account that allows you to sell, buy and swap items.
That means anything from cars and homewares, to office supplies and, yes, clothes. It does require a bit of extra effort as you’ll find you get a lot of interest on your items but not many customers following through. However, persistence is key.
Try offering discounts for package purchases or delivery (even at an extra cost).
This will make your sales more irresistible to potential buyers.
So, get sorting, chickas, and be sure to reward yourself with that new super-cute jacket with your earnings.