WHEN two Perth stay-at-home mums combined their love for fashion and need for a new child-friendly wardrobe, the result was the creation of online store Sorry We’re Clothed.
The idea behind Deb Whincop and Denika Thompson’s online store has now progressed to a new Perth boutique market just for women.
The market showcases stallholders who stock high-end brands and quality vintage items from Australian and international designers with a focus on quality pre-loved items.
Doubleview resident and vintage fashion-lover Maree Covino will be among the stallholders featuring their brand at the first Sorry We’re Clothed Market on September 9.
The 29-year-old recently opened online vintage clothing business Lola and Lolitta Go Vintage following 15 years of working in the retail industry.
Ms Covino said the new boutique market would provide an opportunity for people in similar situations to get their brand name out there.
“I come from Melbourne, where there is a lot of vintage influence in what you wear and how you wear it, and when I came to Perth, I recognised that there is a bit of a gap in the vintage market,” she said.
“The market will not only give me a good understanding of what the customer wants, provide the opportunity to meet new people and make new connections, but people will be able to get great clothing for the coming Spring-Summer season.”
The first Sorry We’re Clothed Market will be held at South Perth Civic Centre from 10am to 2pm.
Gold coin entry fees will be donated to Perth Charity, The Esther Foundation, a young women’s residential recovery program.