Thursday, April 26, 2012

Let's Go Thrifting: Live From The Runway

Lights. Camera. Thrifting!

Fashion doesn’t have to mean excessive spending. As avid thrift shoppers, we know the  the power of the almighty dollar and just how far we can stretch that dollar when it comes to what we’re wearing. 
Impact Thrift Stores recognize the need for fun, fresh and trendy fashion pieces at affordable prices. And what better way to show off their selection of secondhand clothing, but with a thrifted runway show? 
To conclude the grand opening celebrations of the new Impact Thrift in Feasterville, PA on Saturday April 21st, the staff, family, friends and special guests presented the crowd with a showcase of ensembles for every occasion. The show featured sharp and classy menswear, trendy looks for women and cute-as-a-button kids'  collections. And the looks were only outdone by the low cost on the price tags. 
Hosting the special event was honored guest and longtime Impact Thrift supporter, Sheila Fortson-Williams, who is otherwise known as “The Glam Thrifter” for her expertise in finding lux looks for less. 
The runway show was a runaway success, with some thrift shoppers interested in buying some of the clothing and accessories right off the models’ backs. 
And once you see these ensembles, you won’t wonder why the catwalk meant a catrun right to the register for these fashion-frenzied thrifters. 

So without further delay, I present to you...

The Impact Thrift Store Runway Fashion Show

Model/Assistant Manager Ben is looking suave in a Jack Victor suit,  Eddie Bauer shirt and a Nubio tie.
Total cost: $25. 

The Glam Thrifter presents her glam sister, Whitney, who is wearing a floral wrap dress and mules from Talbots.
Total cost: $11.  

Erinn is looking trendy in a black and beige dress by Eliza J, accessories and sandals. 
Total cost: $11.

Kate is sporting a fresh teen look. Entro floral top, skinny jeans and espadrille wedges
Total cost: $11.50 

Eric is looking good in a charcoal suit by Nautica, lavender shirt by Paul Frederick,  Geoffrey Beane purple tie and black shoes by Allen Edmonds. 
Total cost: $25

Whitney is on the go in her charcoal suit from United Colors of Benetton and  Forenza lilac blouse. 
Total cost: $15.

Suzy is looking lovely in an exotic cocktail dress by Cache, sandals by Nine West and  layered necklace .
Total cost: $42.

Charlotte in her floral print dress and Dan in his khaki pants and plaid green shirt make a too-cute pair.
Total cost per outfit: $6

Fiona is wearing a print dress from The Children's Place while James is in a Lands End tie-dye tee and shorts. 
Fiona's Total Cost: $7. James' Total Cost: $5.50

Sheila is the Mother-of-the-Bride in an Ann Taylor dress. Escorting her is Ben in a groom's tux by Sporting Life.
Total cost for Sheila: $15. Total cost for Ben: $45.

Francie is wearing a flower girl dress by US Angels. Charlotte is wearing a flower girl dress by Sophia Rose.
Total cost for Francie: $9. Total cost for Charlotte: $7

Kate is the beautiful bride on the catwalk in a never worn dress by David's Bridal.
Total cost: $200. 

Have you ever seen a thrifted runway show? 


Kim, USA said...

Wow!! I am speechless! Love all of the outfit and the price is way too right! ^_^


Jackie Jardine said...

Thanks for checking out my blog, Kim! You're right...those outfits were priced to move!

<3 Jackie @ Let's Go Thrifting!

Simon said...

Woow amazing dress i love this wedding dress
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Style Agent 909 said...

I've never been to a thrift fashion show, but I think it's a great idea! I believe in the power of thrifting! I got my wedding dress from a thrift store 6.99 and it was fabulous! Thanks for sharing those pics.
I saw your blog on "Thursdays is for Thrifters" and I thinks it's just great I'm going to look around some more.

Kezzie said...

Goodness what a lovely catwalk!!!!! I love the idea of a thrifted runway!!!!

Jackie Jardine said...

@ Simon: Me too! This dress is gorgeous.

@Style Agent: Thanks for stopping in and reading! $6.99 for a wedding dress!? Wow, wow, wow. Love it!

@Kezzie: So glad you like the idea. Impact Thrift Stores will be putting on more thrifted runway shows in the future. Very exciting!

<3Jackie @ Let's Go Thrifting!

Lindsey A. Turner said...

This is so awesome Jackie! Thank you for letting me know! Great outfits!

Lindsey Turner

Jackie Jardine said...

Thanks for reading, Lindsey. I knew you would appreciate it! I'll let all of you know of future Impact events. Exciting things are in the works!

<3 Jackie @ Let's Go Thrifting!

mommy Orkid Belle said...

This is so awesome! :) I love, love. love all the clothes and that wedding dress? Oh my awesome! :)

Jackie Jardine said...

Thanks, Adin! The crazy thing is that this wasn't even all of the looks featured in the runway show...this was just all I could capture fast enough!

But don't worry, more runway shows are planned for the future!

<3 Jackie @ Let's Go Thrifting!