Fashion market dressed to impress

Fashion enthusiasts and bargain hunters shopped up a storm at the Penola Coonawarra Stand Like Stone Pop-Up Fashion Market, which raised funds for the community.

The event was held at the Coonawarra and Penola RSL and was organised by locals Janet Brodie and Amanda Flint, who both share a love for fashion.

Ms Brodie said the event was a success with more than $2700 raised for the Penola Coonawarra Stand Like Stone Sub Fund.

“We had an amazing group of volunteers who helped us,” Ms Brodie said.

“It would not happen without them, so that’s wonderful.”

Second-hand garments were sold at the pop up market in excellent condition, hardly worn and even some brand new items with tags, so it was a great opportunity to find a bargain while shopping sustainably.

“We live in this crazy world where it’s a throwaway society and there’s so much fast fashion,” Ms Brodie said.

“Here we have beautiful clothes that are moving from one home to another and having another life, so it’s great.”

Ms Brodie said Friday night was popular with locals, Millicent and Mount Gambier residents and people visiting Penola for the weekend visiting the shop.

Wine was donated by Patrick of Coonawarra, Koonara Wines, Cuveé-Co Wines and Rymill Estate along with Ms Brodie and Ms Flint donating wine from their cellars at home.

Ms Brodie said there would be two more markets held in the future, with the first held in June followed by an October event.

“A huge thank you to the Coonawarra Penola RSL who really have looked after us with the use of the hall, they have been really generous and supportive,” Ms Brodie said.

“We’d really like to thank the community for supporting the event and love that there’s anticipation from everyone for the next one.”

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