Friday, March 25, 2011

Mine101 Grand Opening

A few friends and I went to the grand opening of Mine101 on Thursday night, which despite its name, is not a bar, but a used clothing store operated by Women's Community House.  The evening started on a bit of a sour note due to the unfortunate, and last minute, change of the start time for the fashion show, however, determined to make the best of things, we did some shopping, and chatted with people like Kate Wiggins, Executive Director of WCH, who has a delightfully wicked sense of humour, and Rachele, the charming woman who manages the store.  Overall, I think it's a great addition to the small selection of second hand shopping venues in London.  The store is bright and clean, and there was a well-chosen selection of excellent condition used clothing and accessories at more than reasonable prices.  Sales seemed to be brisk, and while I was there, a woman found a pair of gently worn, magenta and lilac John Fluevog shoes for $20, and another left with a very nice red linen Liz Claiborne jacket for $14.  Jeans are all $10 a pair.   For the time being, any donations people wish to make to the store should be made through Women's Community House.   The store is located in Bellwood Plaza, on Oxford Street East at Gammage, opposite the Loblaw's Superstore.  Check their website for hours of
operation and more information about the store.
WCH Executive Director Kate Wiggins, looking very chic in her print dress and a pair of tan boots that she purchased from the store
 
The store had a good selection of accessories at very reasonable prices
Tattoos and patterned stockings adorned the legs of one shopper.  And she had very cool boots!
I lusted after the funky leather jacket worn by WCH board member Sue Elliot
A stylish trio enjoy a lively conversation while bargain hunting

2 comments:

  1. Great buys and customer service by the manager Rachelle .. She takes that extra step to help you.. I bought some great designer clothing , at a wonderful price!
    Love that it is for such a wonderful cause!
    Bless you all~

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