St Vincent de Paul Society is encouraging women in the Latrobe Valley to check out their Vinnies shops for interesting outfits to wear for this weekend’s Traralgon Ladies’ Day.
The society’s Victoria marketing and communications manager Haley Price said people would be surprised at the huge range of dresses, clothes, shoes, bags, and accessories that they can find at the op shops to wear during Spring race day on Saturday at the Latrobe Valley Racing Club.
“When it comes to fashion at the races the key is to look different, everything old is new again,” she said.
Ms Price encourages women who are on a budget to come to try the items offered at the op shop in coming up with their own fashion style.
She said while some thought items at op shops were “vintage”, these were the things that actually clicked during race events.
“[It’s about] how you put your outfits together and find unique items,” she said.
“It’s fashionable to shop at op shops again.”
Ms Price said the op shops stocked a huge range of products every day so customers could find what they needed at very affordable prices.
She said people should also consider that buying their dresses at the op shops would not only provide them with interesting outfits, but they were also helping the local community.
Proceeds from the op shops are being used to fund St Vincent’s welfare support services.
This year alone, Vinnies’ shops provided material aid to people in need valued at more than $2.2 million and raised a further $15.9 million for community assistance programs.