The Fashion Event Production class and the Fashion Club at Delta College will transform Danner Hall into a full retail environment, dressing rooms and all! Customers will be able to get their hands on some brand-new and nearly new apparel at garage sale prices from name brand names like William Rast, Calvin Klein, UGG, Coach, Guess, TSD, Michael Stars, Betsey Johnson, GAP, BCBG MaxAzria, and more! Some items starting at just $1. The inventory includes apparel for men, women and kids, prom & formal dresses, home goods, shoes, accessories (scarves, wallets, handbags) and gift items. All are donated from retailers and manufacturers in the apparel industry.
Since the inventory is donated, it varies from semester to semester, but always features great brands and unbelievable prices! This event is so popular that people come from as far away as Sacramento, Modesto and the Bay Area. A line forms at the door several hours before the opening time!
This year, Gary Long’s jewelers has donated some sterling jewelry, Cut Loose sent four large cases of women’s apparel, Flair Boutique generously donated some gorgeous women’s wear, Maxine’s Bridal gave prom dresses, even the Haggin Gift Shop donated some great jewelry! There’s an abundant amount of inventory and amazing deals!
Other retailers that support the event include Stockton retailers like With Garden Flair, CR Porter, Boggiano's, Stage Two, Theadora, Foot Solutions, Spike’s Men’s Shop, Maxines Bridal, Bellas Bridal, Sundance Sports, DeVons Jewelers. Lodi supporters include City Girl, 2 Plus 2, Pret, PDC The Boutique, Spectator, Willow Tree, Sierra Adventure Outfitters. From San Francisco, inventory has been donated by Weston Wear, The Sak, Cut Loose, Flax, Inc., and in Berkley from Two Star Dog, Berkeley. Pottery World in Rocklin has also donated to the event’s inventory!
The average price of jeans is $5, designer denim is priced from $10, shoes start at $5, t’s and tanks from $1, dresses $5 and up and accessory prices vary from $1 to $10 depending on the product. All prices are rock bottom…way below wholesale.
Delta students plan the event from start to finish. They create a marketing plan and solicit donations on behalf of Delta’s Fashion Program from local and out of town boutiques, manufacturers and retailers. This is truly a showcase of the students’ learned skills and passion for the program. They have to solicit merchandise, price it, display and sell it…everything they will do in the merchandising trade.
Fashion Program Director, Leslie Asfour says, “The Nearly New Sale experience for fashion students is invaluable. It’s a real-world application of everything they have learned. The funds directly benefit our students, and support activities like our New York fashion industry tours in June. It’s a win-win for customers and students!”
Fashion Merchandising student, Camille Wall, commented, “The Nearly New Sale is probably the best hands-on experience a student in this major can get! This will be my 3rd sale. We put a lot of hard work into this event and are presented with different challenges at each sale. It’s been a pleasure ‘problem solving’ with Leslie Asfour and my fellow students.” Camille adds, “I’ve also done my fair share of shopping and the prices cannot be beat! Come early, there is usually a line!”
This is one of the Fashion Club’s major fundraisers. The monies raised will benefit the Fashion Scholarship fund, including all financial support for the annual Story of Design Fashion Show,
which will be held on Friday, May 6th. The Story of Design is a showcase of student work
in apparel design, fashion merchandising, retailing, marketing, illustration and interior design.
Merchandise donations for the Nearly New Sale continue to arrive. If you’d like to donate, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Customers can follow Delta’s Nearly New Sale on Facebook. View photos of merchandise and watch videos from the event: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=164828170233052&ref=ts.
Delta’s Nearly New Sale is free and open to the public. For maps and directions, visit: www.deltacollege.edu. Parking is $1 per day with ticket machines in all lots. The closest parking
lot is S-1.
For more information, contact Fashion/Interior Design instructor, Leslie Asfour at:
(209) 954-5573, email@example.com.
Also contact Camille Wall, Event Production at: firstname.lastname@example.org.