Monday, April 2, 2012 , Updated 1:24 p.m., April 9, 2012
UPDATED with photos: Pop-up bargain shop opens in Design District in mid-April
Once the pop-up shop opens to the public, stock will be continually refreshed from the Dwell With Dignity warehouse during the month-long sale.
DALLAS Attention bargain shoppers! Thrift Studio, Dwell With Dignity’s pop-up designer thrift sale, is back for its second round in the Dallas Design District starting April 14. Shoppers this year will find more than 8,000 square feet of designer furniture and furnishings at discounts. Proceeds from Thrift Studio go toward funding project costs for the Dallas-based non-profit.
Retailer items from Horchow, Container Store, TLC Contract, and more will be discounted at least 20%. Items from Dwell With Dignity’s inventory, including showroom samples, public donations, and customized pieces from local designers, will be marked well below wholesale prices. Fabric overstock will also be sold off by the bolt at discounts. Dwell With Dignity members save an extra 10% off already discounted prices.
- Dwell With Dignity Thrift Studio
1100 Slocum Street,
For the bargain-iest of shoppers, two ticketed previews take place before the public sale. For $125, serious buyers can get the first option to purchase on Thursday, April 12 from 6:30–9 p.m. They can also preview the seven new vignettes, or mini rooms, styled by local designers.
A second shopping preview will be Friday, April 13 from 6-9 p.m. for a more affordable price of $25. Attendees will get dibs on pieces in the Marburger Farm room. This vignette of antiques donated by shoppers and exhibitors from the Marburger Farm Antique Show will be styled by designers from Uncommon Objects of Austin.
Once the pop-up shop opens to the public, stock will be continually refreshed from the Dwell With Dignity warehouse during the month-long sale. But: "Buy it today because there’s a really, really good chance it won’t be there tomorrow," says president Lisa Robison.
Bargains are not the only reason to pop into this pop-up sale. It’s also a great opportunity to see the handiwork of top Dallas interior designers/retailers including Michelle Nussbaumer, Melissa Woody, David Cadwallader, and Wisteria. Their themed vignettes demonstrate different design aspects and offer ideas on how old items can be redesigned or repurposed. Designers were required to use at least 50% of their materials for the vignettes from the Dwell With Dignity inventory. In one great eye-catching example, the Container Store restyled donated chairs and reupholstered the cushions using drapery panels for their brightly colored vignette.
“It’s really a nod to what you can do with vintage finds. I think people will be inspired by what they see,” said Robison.
Dwell with Dignity, the nearly 3-year-old organization, creates interior designs and provides furnishings for families who are transitioning from homelessness. Volunteer designers not only create a uniquely designed space for each family, but also provide bedding, kitchen supplies, and food.
Located in the Design Center, Thrift Studio is open from April 14 through May 12 on Tuesday-Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Sundays from noon-5 p.m. Tickets for preview events can be purchased online. The pop-up shop is at 1250 Slocum Drive, Suite 550.
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