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CWU's Pop-Up Thrift Boutique Brings Affordable Fashion to Ellensburg

Because fabulous clothes deserve a second look, new and gently used name-brand clothing, accessories, shoes, and more will be available at the Pop-up Thrift Boutique. This is the second year that Central Washington University Student Fashion Association and the Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising Program will host the sale.

The Thrift Boutique will be held Friday, November 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday, November 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The sale will take place at the Kittitas County Fairgrounds in the Naneum room.

A wide range of sizes include an extensive plus size selection will be available, along with men’s clothing.

This project serves the purpose of providing new or gently used fashionable clothing to community members at thrift store prices. Student Fashion Association members will have an opportunity to merchandise the product, work with customers, and it provides a hands-on learning experience.

The Thrift Boutique is a fundraiser for the Student Fashion Association, all proceeds will go towards the students' field experience to the New York fashion industry in February. During the field experience, they will network with industry professionals, make connections for future internships and post-graduation positions, and learn about current industry trends in various sectors.

Media Contact: Andrea Eklund, Associate Professor & Program Coordinator, Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising, 509-963-2067,