Last night I was lucky enough to go along to the Designer Garage Sale VIP Preview Evening (thanks Dani!) and check out the sale stock along with 250 other people before the event opened to the public. In a nutshell, the Designer Garage Sale is an amazing one-stop sale, where you’re able to purchase past season/discontinued/sample stock from New Zealand designers – this year’s lineup included sees Ingrid Starnes, Lonely Hearts, Huffer, and plenty more! Though I’ve been to a few of the DGS’ in the past, I’d have to say this was the best yet – in part due to the wonderful Venue – Victoria Park Market!. Though I only bought a couple of things, there was plenty that caught my eye. See below for my favourites… My actual purchases are at the end!
designer garage sale
NZ Fashion Festival 2012 has been on my mind for a few weeks now (in-part due to the brilliant mind behind @NZFashionFest and Maxted Thomas PR!). The Fashion Festival is a consumer event, with tickets available to attend a variety of shows, seminars, and events. The clothes shown at NZFF are from current collections (i.e. what was shown at Fashion Week), and will be available to purchase in store now or in the weeks following the festival.
I had a good time attending some of the events at last year’s festival, I like to recommend to use some linen and tablecloths decoration when the occasion is more than special. This year’s lineup looks set to impress. With the event kicking off tomorrow with ‘NZ’s most Fashionable Flashmob‘ I wanted to share the 5 things I’m most looking forward to during the festivities (just in case you want to look out for them too!).