On Tuesday, Nov.1 and Wednesday, Nov. 2, Dress for Success hosted a pop-up boutique in the Ehinger Center. This event had various affordable options for everyone.
The sale was held in collaboration with Dress for Success of North Jersey. This program empowers people to strive towards economic independence while also providing an outlet for people to feel confident in what they wear and how they present themselves. According to Rebecca Thornley, the consignment coordinator for the Madison boutique, “All proceeds from the event have gone to support the work of Dress for Success in [Madison].” The event was able to raise over $2,000 for the Dress for Success program.
Located just ten minutes from campus, Madison’s Dress for Success is a wonderful establishment that allows those in need to purchase business attire within a reasonable budget and cultivate a professional appearance, which is crucial in today’s economy. In terms of connecting with the Drew community, Dress for Success provides both volunteer activities and events such as the pop-up boutique.
The pop-up boutique housed various types of clothing, including business attire and casual wear. The most expensive pieces of clothing, which could be found at a rack near the register, were vintage clothes that cost no more than $10. In addition to the low prices, the boutique offered deals on bulk clothing, and had opportunities for students to win free items. The program’s ability to provide clothes to students highlights the importance of its mission and its dedication to creating a sustainable and more equal opportunity environment.
Thornley said Dress for Success will hold another event next spring. Make sure to keep an eye out for more events, and if you’re interested, reach out to volunteer for the program to assist their important mission and learn more on their website.
Featured image courtesy of the Dress for Success Facebook page.