Vincent’s to host €1 pop-up event
Vincent's, supporting the work of the Society of St Vincent De Paul, is to host a clearance pop-up show on Saturday, November 25, at Castleblayney's Iontas Centre with everything priced at an incredible €1 each.
Pre-loved men's, women's and children's clothes, shoes, hats and scarves will all be on sale at a knockdown price from 11am to 3pm, with free parking and both cash and card accepted at checkout.
With more than 6,000 items for sale, this first-of-its-kind clearance event, supported by Vincent's shops across the North Eastern and Midlands Region including Cavan and Monaghan, is being hosted in conjunction with the Northern Ireland region.
“This is the very first time that's happened," says Peter Johnson, Regional Retail Manger of St Vincent De Paul, who outlines that the event highlights two main organisational goals - to raise funds to help the most needy in society, while also reducing landfill and promoting a circular economy.
Railing against so called “fast fashion”, Peter states that SVdP is a figure head within the industry in terms of promoting sustainable shopping through recycling donated items.
"Keeping used goods in circulation and extending the life-cycle of products is better for the environment," says Peter, who says events like that taking place in Monaghan this weekend have the added bonus of providing “opportunity” for otherwise hard-pressed families to buy items for little money in the run up to Christmas.
“We all know about how hard hit families have been by the cost of living crisis...
“It's a win win really - a win for shopper and a win for trying to impact climate change in a positive way.”