It’s almost that time of year again, time for the fabulous Vintage, with Love sale!
Vintage, with Love is a dream come true for a group of fashion-loving Joburg ladies (Jacquie Myburgh Chemaly, Leigh Ord and Glynis Hyslop), whose idea it was to raise money for literacy in our country by selling once loved stylish clothes. Last year’s event was such a great success and more than R750 000 was raised for literacy charities in South Africa.
“This year we’re planning an even bigger and better event with two sales happening concurrently in Jozi and Cape Town”, says Jacquie Myburgh Chemaly.
Held in association with the forum company, the go-to company for upmarket and stylish events, weddings and conferencing, Vintage, with Love will be a two-day sale of the finest quality vintage garments, including designer and high street fashion, at unbelievable prices.
“We’re excited to be hosting Vintage, with Love once again this year with the inclusion of our new Cape Town venue”, says Managing Director of the forum company, Glynis Hyslop. “Last year was such a success and we look forward getting more people involved in this great cause.”
Vintage, with Love Johannesburg will once again take place in the elegant Triple Volume space at the forum company I the Campus on Main Road, Bryanston. With its timeless modern design, the impressive Triple Volume Foyer serves as the perfect blank canvas for an excellent day of shopping.
Vintage, with Love Cape Town will be held in the city’s newest exclusive venue, the forum company | embassy hill, on Southern Cross Drive, Constantia. Once the official residence of the Netherlands ambassador, the forum company | embassy hill has been lovingly refurbished, offering a combination of colonial charm, lush gardens and breath-taking views.
But before all of the fabulous vintage shopping can begin, Vintage, with Love needs your help! Ladies, designers and boutiques are invited to donate their once loved pieces of gently worn fashion or pieces that they have never even worn at all. Whether it’s Country Road or Christian Dior, a dress or a pair of sunnies, pop them in a Vintage, with Love bag for a great cause.
So often we wish to do our part for charity but aren’t sure where to begin. Vintage, with Love is a platform for women everywhere to be a part of a project to raise money for reputed literacy programmes – by simply clearing out their wardrobes.
“This is the perfect opportunity for the ladies of Jozi and Cape Town to do a bit of wardrobe spring cleaning and donate any beautiful items they no longer wear,” says Leigh Ord. “The idea is for them to donate and then visit the sale to buy the little black dress or gorgeous handbag they have been dreaming of, at a fraction of the price. What could be better than bargain shopping while giving to charity at the same time?”
Join Vintage, with Love for a shopping extravaganza this winter and be part of something greater. After all, literacy is freedom.
Drop off points
Hyde Park Corner have come on board as a partner and have given Vinatge, With Love office space for all our sorting and marking as well as two pop up shops outside Woolworths as drop off points. Pop by with your donations and you might get a sneak peak of the gems that will be on sale at Vintage, With Love.
· Callaghan Collezione, Hyde Park Corner
· Studio 8, Hyde Park Corner
· Lalalux, 6th St, Parkhurst
· Callaghan Collezione, Cavendish
· Studio 8, Claremont
· Hoity Toity, Oranjezicht
· Desrays, Willowbridge Centre
· Mullers Optometrists (Cavendish, Claremont and Constantia)
· Topaz Constantia Centre
Diarise the date:
Date: Saturday 31st May and Sunday 1st June 2014
Times: Saturday 10 – 4 pm, Sunday 10 to 1pm
· Johannesburg: the forum company I the campus, Main Road, Bryanston
· Cape Town: the forum company| embassy hill, Southern Cross Drive, Constantia
Tickets will be available from http://www.webtickets.co.za and at the door
If you would like to help or need to contact the Vintage with Love team, call them on
079-521-9090, email them on firstname.lastname@example.org or send them a message on facebook.
What their fans have to say:
Dion Chang, trends analyst from Flux Trends: “The vintage clothing movement has evolved from fashion’s fringe into a mainstream trend: an unexpected convergence of a deep recession and a more mindful approach to disposable fast fashion. The fact that the first Vintage with Love sale was such a resounding success, points to a very different consumer mind set in South Africa, which proves that we don’t operate behind the trend curve.”
Sharon Preston, Editor of Prestige magazine: “I am so looking forward to Vintage with Love 2014. Last year, at the sale at The Forum in Bryanston I picked up so many beautiful gently worn items that are now an integral part of my wardrobe. To me, it was the highlight of my shopping finds for the year – and at incredible bargain prices. I can’t wait to find some more exquisite pieces to add to my collection. Of course, the most important part of Vintage with Love is the fact that while people like myself can pick up some beautiful items of clothing, every cent that we spend goes to a good cause. Bring on Vintage with Love 2014!”
Ashley Hayden, media personality: “I was blown away by the fact that the Vintage with Love team managed to raise R750 000 over a weekend of frock shopping! And the best of all is that the money all goes to a good cause. Roll on Vintage 2014 – the best news of all is that you’re doing it again.”