So, Wednesday evening saw the launch of “The Closet”, a student run charity clothing shop located next to the University of Manchester’s Students Union. “The Closet” accepts a wide range of clothing donations, alongside a few featured brands to draw in the wandering eyes of fashion fuelled students at Manchester. As a charity led organisation raising money for Manchester Mind, a local charity raising awareness surrounding mental health offering assistance to young people and adults suffering and affected by mental distress.
Our very own Alex has been working hard for the past couple of months, alongside a dedicated team of students to ensure the opening was a fun and vibrant success. With a special thanks to Ele and Millie as the leaders of the organisation Triple Down were lucky enough to be invited along to the opening to see what it was all about and support the amazing event, of course we couldn’t resist grabbing ourselves some bargains (at prices like that for such a good cause it would be rude not to!)
Everyone behind the scenes of the event really pulled it off, with people in and out all evening grabbing stylish steals perfect for a student budget! The atmosphere was unbeatable, the hub of style was decked out with pretty fairy lights, funky posters and wall hangings and with the sound track of the evening hosted by some of Manchester’s best resident DJ’s of the popular ‘Lord of the Tings‘ and ‘Bilderberg’ events it was hard not to have a boogie while you shopped.
With a huge range of new and recycled fashion, music and freebies to launch the alternative ‘not on the high street’ shop this creative initiative project also supports sustainable fashion and student entrepreneurship. Featuring designers MOJO KOJO, A. Monaie Designs, Tees on Toast and Little Beasties – be sure to check them out in the links attached.
Check out some of the great photos we got at the event and be sure to head down to “The Closet” to grab yourself a new bargain outfit and support an excellent cause.
We were lucky enough to go on to help out shooting The Closet’s Look Book with them this week and will be following with updates to show you some of the coolest garms available from our new favourite shop!
All our love;
Alex, Lindsey and April