FASHION FRENZY: Chloe Dau, Colin Hannigan, and Jenny Auld prepare for Lifeline’s $2 clothing sale at the Ipswich Showgrounds this weekend.
FASHION FRENZY: Chloe Dau, Colin Hannigan, and Jenny Auld prepare for Lifeline’s $2 clothing sale at the Ipswich Showgrounds this weekend. David Nielsen

Could you create a stylish outfit for just $6 or less?

LIFELINE is posing a challenge to the people of Ipswich to create a stylish and unique outfit for just $6 or less at its annual $2 clothing sale this weekend.

Lifeline area supervisor Jenny Auld said the day provided an opportunity for the store to sell surplus stock as well as offering customers great deals on quality clothing.

"It's a lot of fun, people can come down to hunt for that elusive bargain or designer piece for just two dollars," she said.

"In previous years it has been very successful; it's one of our main fundraisers of the year.

"Families will often come and get their kids clothing for the rest of the year.

"Some people even bring in large containers or doonas to put all of their clothes in and come back three or four times, it's quite a popular event within the community."

Ipswich manager Colin Hannigan said people also came to the sale to find something different outside of mainstream fashion options.

"One woman bought her wedding dress for just $2 - it fitted her like a glove, you'd think it was custom made," he said.

"Families can also come and buy sets of clothes for their kids that would usually cost a lot in mainstream stores.

"It gives people who usually wouldn't be able to afford it the chance to get some quality clothes in time for Christmas."

Mr Hannigan said Lifeline were hoping more than 2500 people would attend the sale.

"We've also put the challenge out to fashion bloggers as well as community members to see what they can come up with for six dollars or less," he said.

"The event serves two purposes for us, it helps take the financial pressure off of families and people who may be struggling in the lead up to Christmas and it also allows our staff to share a positive experience with their community.

"That's why we do it at this time of year."

The Lifeline $2 clothing sale will be held at the Ipswich Showgrounds from 9am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.



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