Designer style without the designer price tag!

shopping bagsIf you’ve always wanted to own a designer dress, step out in style in a pair of super shoes or accessorise your outfits with a truly beautiful bag, now’s your chance to do it without breaking the bank…

Cast your mind back and you may remember that the Girls Around Town flagged up the Beaumond House Designer Clothing Sale both online and on air last year.

Since then we’ve been waiting patiently for confirmation of the dates and times. Well, get your diaries out girls – here they come!

With a Preview Evening on Wednesday 15 April and the main sale on Thursday 16 April, there’ll be plenty of opportunity to shop till you drop at the Newark Academy Lilley & Stone Site on London Road. Needless to say, June will be leading the charge – and no doubt fashionistas from across the region have been busy recently, making space in their wardrobes for a few fabulous treats.

Whether you’re looking for something special to wear to a summer wedding or a ball, planning a holiday or just want to indulge in a little retail therapy, we have it on good authority that there’ll be no shortage of high end outfits and accessories to choose from. What’s more, you’ll be supporting a very worthwhile local cause too – how’s that for a little extra incentive?!

ladies drinking wineTickets are on sale now for Wednesday’s preview, which runs from 6pm to 10pm with wine and canapés included in the £10 admission price. Entry to Thursday’s sale is free and you can shop till you drop from 10am to 9pm.

Don’t forget there’s still time to make room for those new purchases by donating items you’ve never worn or which no longer fit – clothing, shoes, handbags, accessories, even coat hangers and garment rails will all be much appreciated. Just take them to Beaumond House at 32 London Road and help them on their way towards matching – or even beating! – the £25,000 raised at the last designer sale.

For more information or to book your tickets for the Wednesday evening, contact the Fundraising Team on 01636 610556. Then form an orderly queue ladies and get ready to bag a bargain…

A very fashionable fundraiser!

children's society vintage fashion showIt’s all about vintage on Friday 1 August, when St Mary Magdalene Church in Newark is the stunning setting for The Children’s Society’s Charity Vintage Fashion Show and Craft Fair.

Funds raised by the event will be matched by Barclays Bank and all proceeds go to The Children’s Society, helping to support its work to defend, protect and safeguard the childhood of children and young people across the UK through a network of programmes and services.

Local models – including the current Miss Newark – will be strutting their stuff along the catwalk in the nave, with John Knight of Vintage2Versace compering the show. And with three separate areas, given over to children’s toys, games and activities, crafts and vintage items, there’ll be plenty to see, do and buy for everyone.

The event runs from 4pm till 8pm, admission is £1 with children going free and there’s no need to book, just pay on the door.

Even if you can’t make it on the day, you can still buy tickets for the raffle. At £1 each, they’re already on sale at the charity’s shop on Middlegate in Newark and at Daphne’s Handbag on Mansfield Road in Nottingham.

With a plethora of prizes on offer, including gift vouchers, beauty treatments, cuddly toys and a very special bottle of Gout de Diamants champagne worth £350 to name just a few, this is one raffle you won’t want to miss!

Let’s do lunch…V2V-style!

v2v chanelLocated in a tranquil setting in beautiful rural Lincolnshire, Hemwell Court hotel is the venue for Vintage2Versace‘s Luncheon & Fashion Show from 10.30am to 2.30pm on Tuesday 10 June.

There’ll be tea and coffee served on arrival, a delicious three-course lunch, a raffle and a fashion show featuring couture and vintage outfits and accessories from one of the biggest collections outside London. Not to mention the opportunity to enjoy a little retail therapy as you browse among a selection of stalls!

Tickets for the event are £25 each, with all proceeds going to the exciting £3.7 million Boultham Park Project, to improve the Grade 2 listed park, develop a café and shop, restore the old stable block and convert it to an education centre, restore the fountain, bandstand and the lake, improve lighting, pathways and seating.

Contact or call 07834 335669 to book your ticket – you’ll find Hemswell Court just 30 miles from Newark, in the Lincolnshire village of Hemswell Cliff (DN21 5TQ for satnav users).