Does scouring the city for secondhand threads get you out of bed in the morning? If so, come March 22, you'd best stay up and shopping until well into the evening. That's when Never Ever Pay Retail is hosting its Late Night Thrifting session — and while hitting the racks between 5pm and 8pm isn't all that late in most circles, it is when it comes to the vintage and pre-loved game.
In fact, the event's host — the ingeniously named Studio Thrifty 4 — is only normally open during the daytime on weekends, so this Thursday night shindig is special for them. The same applies to SWOP Clothing Exchange, the source of the evening's wares. They might boast two Brisbane stores, but they only usually stay open past 6pm on Friday nights.
If that doesn't all sound great enough, in keeping with the venue's usual set-up, everything on offer costs $5. No more, no less. Trawl through clothing and accessories, nab a bargain, grab a caffeinated brew from She Bangs Coffee or something stronger at the bar — and, if you're keen to get a head start, jump on a VIP early entry ticket for $15, which gets you in the door before everyone else plus Champagnes on arrival. Even better: all proceeds will go to Pay A Sack Forward, meaning that more than your wardrobe will thank you.