I'm constantly inspired by young people who are genuinely seeking to make a difference. So when the organisers behind the NFB yard sale reached out to me to support this, I totally didn't hesitate. It also helped that the director is my namesake (haha) and it is hoped that proceeds from the auction will be donated to Iroto, a Not-For-Profit organisation which I'm also really familiar with and I love all that they do. I'm just so gutted that I personally won't be in Lagos to attend. So, if you're in Lagos this weekend, please attend on my behalf!
All the details are below, and if you have any questions, please ask and I'll be hapy to get you answers!
Will you be attending? If yes, Yay! If not, what will you be doing on Sunday. Still let us know.
pS: The Auction will be hosted by Cassie Daves, one of the ladies we've interviewed on the blog!
ppS: I'm a size 39 for shoes and UK 8 for clothes, in case you'll like to get me a little something!
Shop From Stylish Wardrobes on discount and Bid For Good at NFB Yard Sale
Ever wished you could raid the wardrobes of those people whose style you love? Now, you get the chance to!
NFB yard sale is a shopping project that seeks to bring quality and stylish items from the wardrobes of style-savvy individuals to buyers at a fraction of the original prices.
"People sometimes buy things they never wear, own things they love that no longer fits, or just simply arrive at a stage in their lives that calls for a change of style; new job, new resolutions, or new tastes. These are few reasons why clothes end up unused or as clutter in most wardrobes."
At the yard sale, you'll get to shop from a diverse collection of styles, sizes, and price points. Whether you are shopping from the Budget Booth which offers items at N3500 and below, or from the Bargain Booth which lets you negotiate on must-have pieces sold above 3500, you'll definitely score something spankin’ new or pre-loved pieces from different wardrobes at a fraction of the original price.
Our aim is to help people give their unused possessions a lease on life by passing it on to a new owner, while providing buyers with discounted and stylish wearables. The pieces sold at the yard sale have been sourced directly from personal wardrobes.
There will be an Auction during the yard sale, which was conceptualised as a fundraising strategy for the Iroto School of Catering in Illoti community, Ogun State. The Yard Sale team is currently in correspondence with a representative of the Women’s Board Educational Cooperation Society, a not-for-profit NGO set up to contribute to the development of the Nigerian woman through various educational activities. The mission of the school is to continuously equip young women from impoverished backgrounds with skills and a better chance of sustaining themselves and their families.
The auction, hosted by the fashion and lifestyle blogger Cassandra Ikegbune of cassiedaves(dot)com and an OAP from Spice TV, will feature gorgeous and rare/valued wardrobe pieces donated by style-savvy influencers, and entrepreneurs such as Bidemi Zakariyau of LSF PR, Sharon Ojong, Sika Osei, Bola Balogun, and Temi Dollface.
- Date: July 24th, 2016 Booths Open: 12pm. Auction starts: 3pm
- Venue: 35A Ethnic Heritage Center, Raymond Njoku. Ikoyi, Lagos
Will you like to support the local community by bidding for good? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07060530274 to RSVP for the auction.
Stay updated on Instagram @nfbyardsale and Facebook @n.yardsale
NFB Yard Sale is in partnership Spice TV; Media Partner for Auction: TW Magazine; Media Sponsors: Pulse Nigeria, The Other Style.
Supported by: Cassie Daves, The Blogger Point NG, Nigerian Fashion Bloggers , Africanism Cosmopolitan, The CU Student, Fashion Unilag, Style Monument, Princess Audu, KacheeTee, Funke Olotu, Fashionitaz By Buiti, In Fashion Rehab, Tega Enai, Lhurve Davies, Eclectic Style, Aby Purpleheart, The Style Cheapskate, Epiphany Twenty Nine, Unilag Fashion