I love a bargain. Plus I am pretty passionate about sustainability.

A friend once said I had a Shopping Fairy and she is not wrong.

I also love Opshops / Thrift stores and find great gems but I know there are folks out there who don’t love …well preloved.

So the incredible Endeavour Foundation opened THE LABELS SHOP – here in Brisbane at 204 Riding Road Balmoral and I was invited to the VIP launch this week.

THE LABELS SHOP is a new retail concept by this independent not-for-profit offering brand-new quality international labels at irresistable prices, with ever-changing stock arriving daily.

It is very much a first in – best dressed scenario !

Store profits support people with a disability so your love of fashion is helping those in need – win win.

Whilst enjoying the champagne and yummy canapés by Pompidou a few doors down (note to self to make a trip back there #omnnomnom) I (with my windswept hair look ! ) bumped into the lovely Laura Churchill – stylist from The Style Report and Indooroopilly Shopping Centre and her friend Meredith McMaster – a master milliner.

 

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We watched the fashion show and then I asked whether I could speed style 3 outfits on their first timer models – (who were pretty awesome ) – just so you could get a sense of how high end their pieces are and how easy putting together an outfit would be from this incredible stash of designer gear.

All designer labels – all brand new – all heavily heavily discounted. Pieces that new would retail in the late hundreds and thousands (leather).

Most of their cool shoes (leather) that would retail for $400/$500 are priced from $30 – $90.

 

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My Three Looks 

I speedstyled these three looks on their lovely models in about 5 mins each – there was so much to choose from.

On the whole the majority of the pieces are under $100, with leather and suede around  $125 – $180.

You will need to be quick as there are only one or two sizes of each piece in some cases.

A great place to find statement pieces.

 

 

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What she wore: Bershka Pink Suede Biker Jacket $125, Stradivarius Black Jumpsuit $65, Leather Fringed Bag $65 and Uterqüe Silver T Strap shoes $80

 

 

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What She Wore: Uterqüe Collarless Coat $90, Dungarees $45,UterqüeSilk Cashmere top $45, Uterqüe Rattan Bag $70 and Western Boots $65
 

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Thanks to Mick, Kerri, Eilidh, Lindsay, Ruth and the Endeavour team – lovely to meet you all and congratulations on the excellent work you are doing in the community.

 

Endeavour Foundation is an independent not-for-profit organsiation providing support to people with a disability in more than 4,000 placements from more than 230 locations throughout Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales. These include accommodation, employment, education, training, vocational and lifestyle opportunities.

 

Photo credits: By Caleb – supplied by Endeavour Foundation