Bounce Around is a quarterly shopping event hosted by several Portland metro area resale and consignment stores to bring awareness to shopping sustainably while supporting nonprofit organizations that are doing their part toward creating a more sustainable environment. The first Bounce Around event happens October 5-6 during our normal business hours.
Gather Resale and other participating stores will have textile recycling available during the event, along with information about shoe and clothing repair. Gather Resale will also have a special presentation, “How Sustainable Fashion is Supported through Resale Shopping." This 30-minute conversation will be repeated on October 5 and 6 from 1:00-1:30. We will cover expert tips on how to sell and buy resale fashion so you can look good while doing good as you create your best wardrobe yet. Much of the information comes from our recent book club discussion of The Conscious Closet by Elizabeth Cline.
Each Bounce Around store will sell raffle tickets (1 for $5, 5 for $20) for a basket of their own design. All raffle ticket proceeds will be donated to Friends of Trees! The basket at Gather Resale basket contains shop favorites from Missionary Chocolates, Mad Sass, Claws Out, Rx Letterpress and Christa Pierce, plus a $50 Gather Resale gift card! Don’t miss your opportunity to win this basket.
Participating stores include:
Consign Couture (Lake Oswego)
Here We Go Again (Both Portland locations)
Little Roo’s (Lake Oswego)
Gather Resale (St. Johns)
GHM Boutique (Beaverton)
The Silver Lining Consignment Clothier (Sellwood)
Please check our Facebook event page for updates! Visit several stores to check out their unique raffle baskets and specials events.
Meet neighbors, friends and sustainability enthusiasts at this special guided discussion of Elizabeth Cline’s new book, The Conscious Closet. Refreshments and light snacks will be on hand and the shop will be open for book club attendees to shop and bring in consignment from 6:30-7:00 that evening. The discussion will be from 7:00-8:00.
Julie Derrick (JD of JD’s Shoe Repair) and Jessie Busse will be in the shop to help you revamp/repair your clothing and shoes as you gear up for the change in season. Drop off in the shop on September 7 and pick back up after the work is completed!
JD not only repairs shoes, but can also help with leather work on other items like handbags and wallets. Shoes services range from heel, sole and zipper repair to stretching to weatherproofing and more! Check out all of her services here.
Jessie Busse is a shop favorite! Bring in your clothing in need of repairs or alterations and let Jessie work her magic! If you plan to see Jessie, please sign up in advance using this link. Jessie offers more services than we can possibly list here, so check out her website to see all of her offerings.
Do you have clothing in need or repairs or alterations? Swing by Gather Resale when the uber-talented Jessie Busse is in the house! She’ll work her magic and drop your items back off at Gather when they are good to go. Curious about her services? Check Jessie out at https://www.jessiembusse.com/services.