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Clan to bring north-east buyers and sellers together for charity marketplace event

By Kyle Ritchie

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Fashion lovers are invited to shop at a new marketplace event in the north-east this month, with charity organisers promising a face-to-face alternative to online buying and selling platforms.

Clan’s VIP Fashion Event will take place at Clan House at 120 Westburn Road, Aberdeen on Sunday, July 28 from 10am – 2pm.

Shoppers can browse 17 stalls from individuals and businesses including Shells Vintage, 1323 Jewellery, House of Jane Vintage & Designer Boutique, Planet Tasteful, Bchic and Butterfly Bags, with a mixture of vintage, pre-loved designer and new clothing and accessories on display.

Fashion lovers are invited to shop at a new marketplace event in the north-east this month.
Fashion lovers are invited to shop at a new marketplace event in the north-east this month.

The charity’s retail team was inspired to create the event by the growing trend of second-hand fashion, with digital selling platform Vinted recently reporting a €17.8 million profit for 2023.

Heather Ramshaw, Clan’s e-commerce and retail manager, said: “As customers deal with the cost of living crisis and become increasingly aware of the fashion industry’s environmental impact, we’ve seen shopping habits change and more people turning to online marketplaces.

“Our VIP Fashion Event aims to offer a face to face buying and selling experience similar to those offered on popular digital platforms, but without the need to deal with packaging and posting or being let down by an item not looking like it did online.

“This is a new event concept for Clan and we’ve been encouraged by the response we’ve had so far from buyers and sellers who are looking for an ‘in-person’ marketplace experience, with the bonus of helping Clan support those impacted by a cancer diagnosis.”

Tickets for Clan’s VIP Fashion Event cost £5 for first look entry for those arriving from 10am – 11am with standard entry from 11am – 2pm and costing £3. Parking is free but limited. Tickets can be purchased in person at the event and online here.

There are limited number of spaces available for sellers at the event with individuals and businesses encouraged to register their interest and provide information on the items they intend to sell here.

Visit https://www.clancancersupport.org/fundraising/events/vip-fashion-event/ for more information and to buy tickets.

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