Right, so we made it to pay day and hopefully everyone’s feeling a little better about their finances and stuff. I know January can be a tough one. So why not celebrate your January blues survival by getting an awesome deal!
Here are 3 great sales happening in the Mother City for you to check out:
- Errol Arendz - Warehouse Sale:
When? Fri, 1 Feb to Sun, 3 Feb (Fri & Sat – 10am to 8pm and Sun 10am to 5pm)
Where? Roodehek House, Roodehek Street, Gardens
What can you expect to find? Beautiful investment pieces from both the Errol Arendz and Errol Arendz DuSud (luxury ready to wear label) collections. Winter & summer stock. Think designer dresses, coats, pants and tops, designer heels, flats and boots, handbags & even luxury fabrics.
For more info: You can also check out their Facebook page over here.
- Bensimon summer sale:
When? Until end of March
Where? V&A Waterfront, Shop No. 7236, Upper Level
What’s the deal? Get 2 pairs of their iconic takkies for only R700, or 3 pairs for R900. For clothing & accessories – get 30% off 1 item, 40% when you buy 2 items & 50% when you buy 3 items.
- Rewardrobe ”Raid her Rail” sale
When? Sat, 2 Feb from 10am to 2pm
Where? Quivertree Publications, 15 Clare St, Wembley Square
What’s the deal? Shop from the wardrobes of Cape Town’s most stylish they say. Yup, Rewardrobe will be selling “slightly worn” items from wardrobes of various Capetonians. Everyone has those items in their wardrobe that’s too awesome to just toss out, but you have either never worn it or only worn it once and never again and you just know somebody else out there will be able to rock it better than you can. So Rewardrobe basically gets all those beautiful things together and aims to find new homes for them. You’ll be able to pick up some really great things at a steal.
My friend Clouds did a post about this place called Rewardrobe a few weeks back. It’s a gorgeous little store at 89 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock which promotes both looking out for the environment by recycling clothing, as well as thinking about those less fortunate by donating to charity. Her post totally inspired me to clean out my wardrobe at once! You see I am unfortunately one of those people who sometimes (more than I’d like to admit) buys things and then never wears them… some things even still hang in my cupboard with… dun dun dun, the tags on! Something I’m not very proud of. So I figured it was time to do a “master cleanse”.
But how exactly does this Rewardrobe concept work? Well, they collect second hand clothing from people like you and me which they then sell in store. Those items that do not sell gets donated to charity or you can even just drop off things you’d like to donate (if you don’t already have your own place you go). But the best part is that you can actually make some money out of this process. You see, you can sell your unwanted wardrobe goodies in just 4 easy steps:
- Work through your wardrobe and pull out anything you haven’t worn in ages. My general rule is usually: If I haven’t worn it in the last year – it’s gotta go.
- Then split these things into 2 piles:
- Things that have hardly been worn and are therefore perfect to sell
- Things that you’ve gotten lots and lots of use out of and therefore can be donated to charity.
- Freshen up that pile that you’d like to sell: wash, iron, hang up or gently fold. Nobody’s gonna want to buy that blouse with a big spaghetti stain on it people!
- Download & complete the inventory form, giving everything a price. Email the form to them and then drop off your goodies plus a print out of the inventory form.
The lovely ladies at the store will then do one of two things:
- Offer you cash up front
- Tag your items and place them in store for about 6 weeks. For the first 4 weeks it’s sold at your requested price. Then if not sold, it goes on the 25% off rail for another week and then lastly the 50% discount bin after. If still not sold, you have the option to either collect your items again or you can ask them to donate it to charity.
Rewardrobe will take a 50% commission (they are running a business here after all). And they can also price your items for you at a fee of R150 if you can’t come up with your own prices.
So after following the easy steps – I headed over to Rewardrobe this past saturday with a bag of goodies to be donated and then a pile of other things to sell. The process was so easy cause they just offered me a cash up front deal and I walked out of there with a cool R600! How awesome is that?
I didn’t linger around too long thanks to my fear of immediately spending that R600 again, but I’ll leave you with some piccies I took of the store. They have pretty much anything and everything you can think of in there: From super cute accessories like brooches & belts, to sexy heels and fun, quirky fashion finds:
So do yourself a favour and pop in ASAP. I absolutely love this concept. It’s good to know that you have a place where you can find a pretty unique item as well as get rid of some of those impulse purchases, cause like they say: One fabulous girl’s fashion mistake is another equally fabulous girl’s fashion treasure.
*** UPDATE: They’ve moved shop and you’ll now find them in Wembley Studios, Wembley Rd, Gardens. Check their website for a map. ***