Oxfam’s vintage range of clothing has already been so successful at its Kilkenny shop since being introduced earlier this month that it is set to continue to be stocked, writes Tess Felder.
“It’s gone so well that we will be continuing to stock it,” shop manager Aoife Doran said of the range that so far includes dresses, blouses and handbags from the 1950s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s.
An in-store launch took place at the Kilkenny Oxfam shop on August 14, and shop volunteers modelled a selection of clothes from the range at the vintage-themed event that featured retro canapés and swing music.
“We are very excited to have the Oxfam Vintage collection on sale in Kilkenny. It’s proving popular with our existing customers and is attracting people who had never visited the shop before,” Ms Doran said. “The range has something to suit everybody, from tea dresses to leather clutches.”
The shop is also appealing to local people to support the Make Space for Oxfam campaign by donating items to the shop, in particular books, clothing and accessories.
Money raised from the sale of items in Oxfam Ireland shops supports Oxfam’s work in 92 countries around the world.