Join Stylist at the world’s chicest virtual car boot sale as we shop designer looks at discounted price… and all for a good cause.
Fantastic news fashion-lovers: Women for Women International and Alex Eagle are bringing the #SheInspiresMe Car Boot Sale to homes across the UK today with a virtual version of the fundraiser much loved by the fashion crowd.
Fashion stylists, designers, editors, influencers and coveted brands have cherry-picked their favourite items to donate to the sale, that kicks off at 11am.
But why a car boot? Well, it’s a brilliant alternative to fast fashion, giving clothes a second life and supporting the circular economy.
Brita Fernandez Schmidt, Executive Director, Women for Women International says: “The impact of this pandemic is being felt all around the world, but it’s further amplified in war-torn countries where poverty, conflict and gender discrimination make the women we serve most vulnerable to infectious diseases.
“Our car boot sale committee members are opening up their wardrobes so you can support women living in the world’s most dangerous places whilst celebrating your love of fashion. Together we can make a difference.”
How can you take part?
Stylist readers can visit the Women for Women website to sign up for exclusive product previews and a first-look at the full catalogue of items ahead of the launch.
The #SheInspiresMe virtual car boot sale goes live today (Saturday 16th May) across the @womenforwomenuk Instagram page. (And Stylist has its very own virtual stall too! Swing by our Instagram page here.)
How it works
Visit @womenforwomenuk as soon as the virtual event is live for the full programme of style. If you find something you like, ‘swipe up’ on the item to be directed to the designated Women for Women International shopping page where you will be invited to bid for the product.
Each seller’s item will be available to buy for a fixed time period, starting from when the seller goes live on their Instagram channel. 100% of the proceeds will go to Women for Women International’s work supporting women affected by war.
Don’t worry, all postage and behind-the-scenes customer service, payment and logistics will be handled by Women for Women International. And they have organised door-to-door, no-contact collection and couriered delivery of items. For more information on this, see the Women for Women website.
Where will my money go?
Every single penny is going directly towards Women For Women International’s work in countries affected by war where women are at the forefront of conflict and poverty.
“Our programmes help women regain confidence and rebuild their lives, so that they can fulfil their potential and make a difference to the wider community,” says Schmitt. “Women are agents of change.”
Who’s taking part?
Lots of exciting ‘Booters are taking part including Charlotte Olympia, Poppy Delevingne, Martha Ward, Louise Roe, Clara Paget, Charlotte Tilbury and Manolo Blahnik (to name but a few…).
So we’ll see you at @womenforwomenuk at 11am to grab a designer bargain.
What’s up for grabs?
Sponsors The Outnet have already donated Stuart Weitzman boots (worth £750) that will be sold for £126, while their Dodo Bar Or jumpsuit can be yours for just £59.
Temperley London will be retailing clothes with over 80% discount – this gold dress will be selling for £300, reduced from the retail price of £1795.
We’ll see you there!
Main image: Alison Baskerville