Sale proceedings of branded vintage items to go towards charity
Organised by The Angels Network – a small Delhi based charity group that actively support causes such as children homes, old age homes and more – fourth edition of 'Vintage Affaire' is all set to take place in the Capital. Vintage Affaire is a mega annual charity sale of branded 'vintage' fashion including clothing, accessories, and household items (new and used), donated by a network of friends and family.
The fund raising event, which is going to be held on April 28 and 29 at Select Citywalk, will support three charities including 'Dukh Bhanjan Trust – a medical overflow facility of Safdarjung Hospital, 'Bouquet of Sight' and 'Saathi' – a home for elderly.
The kick-off event, which was a 'Great 'Gatsby' themed donor preview, was held at Bikaner House on April 12. As a mark of appreciation, donors and supporters were invited for an evening of cocktails, music, and fashion. Prior to the preview, guests were treated to a performance by musician extraordinaire, Gaurav Sajjanhar, who captivated the audience with melodies from the 'rat pack' era. This was followed by an auction of three handpicked items. Items donated by designers were exhibited at the 'Designer Showcase' which included designer pieces donated by the leading labels in the country.
Over the course of four years, Vintage Affaire has garnered immense support. What contributes to the success of the endeavour is the buzz across social networks as well as media publicity, where not a penny is spent in promotional charges. "What makes The Vintage Affaire a truly special event is that it is a win-win for all. Everyone contributes to the cause, by donating, shopping or simply helping out. Given the tremendous response. We believe we created a market for second-hand goods that hitherto did not exist in Delhi,' says co-founder, The Angels Network, Monisha Daga.