Recently, I went through all my cupboards of clothes and recycled 1 box with Manrags, gave 2 big bags of clothes to the Salvation Army and then that left me with a full rack of clothes. These are either brand new with tags or brand new without tags and a few that had barely been worn + 5 boxes of shoes and boots. What do I do with them all?
Since Covid19 happened to the world, I think that there has truly been a shift in our consciousness. With so many people out of work, or unable to work at the moment, our minds turn to no longer being frivolous with our money and being more conscious of our impact upon the world.
Then along came Byrdie Lane. A conscious closet. A thoughtfully curated space for sustainable fashion. A fabulous idea to sell preloved fashion and a chance to maybe make some money back on what I had spent over the years on clothes. Byrdie Lane’s hashtag is Buy Secondhand First which makes so much sense, on so many different levels.
I contacted Brydie from Byrdie Lane and she was so lovely. I booked in a rack for 1 week starting on Saturday 11 July, today, and paid $69 to secure my rack. I was then sent an inventory spreadsheet so that I could preload my clothes to it and so that Brydie could print out the price labels. These are all barcoded and you get an account online, so that you can see in ‘real time’ when something is sold from your rack. You are also able to restock your rack with more clothes, once they start to sell.
I then attached all my labels to my clothes and I was there bright and early this morning to hang all my clothes onto the supplied hangers, so that all the hangers match. There were many others there this morning too, doing the same as me and looking around the store, it looked absolutely fabulous.
I have labels such as Diesel, Witchery, Onitsuka Tiger, David Lawrence, Sportscraft, Warehouse, Betty Jackson, Next, Seed, Reebok, Target, Berlei, Dani Minogue Petites, Debenhams, Peter Alexander and Jasper Conran Petites. If you are a size 36 in shoes and boots, then you are in luck. Also, if you have a passion for sequins, then check out the Betty Jackson black sequinned top or the Warehouse coloured sequinned dress. Both are Brand New without Tags.
Byrdie Lane is open until 4pm today and from 11am – 3pm on Sunday. Then, they open again on Tuesday – Saturday from 10am – 4pm. The address is 98 Commercial Road Port Adelaide and they are definitely worth a look. Also, if you see something on the Facebook Page that you like and you can’t get down there, just contact Brydie and you can buy it over the phone.
This is a wonderful idea for a business and it couldn’t come at a better time. I have nothing to lose and everything to gain by taking this opportunity and I am so glad that I did. Thank you Brydie for Byrdie Lane.