Last year, as part of UNSTITCHED, I ran an 'op shop hop' event, touring central city op shops and sharing my styling tips on shopping well for less.
This was a great chance for me to put into practice the knowledge I have gained from my 'previous life' working as a personal image consultant; helping people to understand (and apply) how to dress to suit not just their physical appearance, but their personality and lifestyle.
Recently, I connected with local entrepreneur Kate Grey, co-founder of Pikaado (a new online platform for Dunedinites to share our skills in fun, small-scale workshops, and to find social ways to connect and learn new skills).
She had had requests from many people for a workshop where they could get help shopping; to save time, money, and reduce the confusion of working out which of 'this seasons trends' were worthwhile for them.
Remembering the fun of the op shop hop, I thought 'why not'?
This session is for those of us who are new to thinking about 'shopping consciously' and want some help to 'buy less and choose well', while still enjoying the convenience of 'high street shopping'.
It will be an easy, fun, practical solution to the countless hours of frustration staring at your wardrobe wondering how you have so many clothes and so little you want to wear.
There are two time options, Thursday afternoon and Saturday morning, and the groups are limited to 4 people, so it's a great chance to bring a friend or family member, or simply enjoy getting to know a couple of new friends.
Date: Thursday 26th April or Saturday 28th April
Cost: $45/person (discount applies for booking with others)
Registration: Essential, via Pikaado website