Surfing star helps promote charity store

Last updated 05:00 24/11/2012
Paige Hareb

STYLE PAIGE: Taranaki surfer Paige Hareb is helping organisers promote a temporary ‘‘revolving wardrobe’’ second-hand clothes shop in New Plymouth to raise money for A House For Karen.

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Taranaki's international surfing star Paige Hareb had the pick from a pile of designer labels but opted for a baggy blue knitted jersey.

"I can wear it when I come in from a surf," she told organisers of New Plymouth's temporary "Revolving Wardrobe" who had brought the surfer in to help promote their temporary Gill St shop yesterday.

Set up by four friends as a one-off fundraiser for A House For Karen cancer support organisation, the temporary shop is packed with blouses, skirts, dresses, shoes and other women's clothing stuff. All donated.

"We had one woman come in the other day to buy some clothes. Next day she came back with some clothes of her own to donate and before we even hung them up another woman was taking them out the door again," said volunteer Sherryl Henning. It was a perfect example of acceptable revolving wardrobe behaviour.

With most clothes priced somewhere between $1 and $15 and featuring such labels as Trelise Cooper, the current top single sale is $122.

"She was shopping for a family, but we're trying to beat that as a record," said Anna Brbich, one of four organisers.

"We would like to raise about $10,000 and we are halfway there," said fellow organiser Kim O'Connor.

"But that was just a figure. It didn't mean anything. It would be better to get more."

Which looks likely. The revolving wardrobe is trading for another two weeks, until 8 December at 125 Gill St.

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