Edmonds residents have always known that some of the best thrift stores are at the Edmonds Senior Center Thrift Store. What better way to showcase the store’s offerings than at a fashion show on Saturday, with proceeds benefiting Edmonds Waterfront Centre’s Seniors’ Lunch Program for those struggling with food insecurity.
The show featured 12 role models made up of Waterfront Center board members, staff and volunteers. They scoured the shelves of thrift stores to assemble a range of striking ensembles, from casual to formal, fun to fabulous, bewitching to breathtaking.
A crowd of fashion-savvy (and budget-conscious) attendees gathered in the Waterfront Center’s upstairs function room, all ready to see how to create an eye-catching look without breaking the bank.
And they weren’t disappointed.
With comments from Mary Lewis, attendees saw a number of sets – many with designer labels, some even brand new with original labels. Each outfit featured coordinating shoes, jewelry, clutches and accessories to complete the look.
Along with describing each set, Lewis added pricing information, highlighting how the Edmonds Senior Center Thrift Store can make you look great for a night out on the town while still leaving enough spare change in your pocket for dinner and a show. .
After the show, all the clothes and accessories were offered for sale, and there was a rush at tables and hanging racks as attendees rushed to grab their favourites.
This was only the second Edmonds Senior Center Thrift Store fashion show. The first came after the store moved to its Westgate location from the old Edmonds Senior Center, which was demolished to build the new intergenerational Waterfront Center. Based on Saturday’s response, it won’t be the last.
The thrift store is open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed on Sunday). It is located next to Westgate QFC at 22820 100th Ave. W. and offers daily specials where the already low prices are further reduced. For more details, see the website here.
— Story and photos by Larry Vogel