Twins opens second-hand clothing store, proceeds donated to food bank, Wednesday March 14, 2012
Mar 14 2012, 09:42 PM
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Source: Oriental Daily
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Twins opens second-hand clothing store, proceeds donated to food bank
Yesterday it was the grand opening of Twins' second-hand clothing store. The store was full of Twins' high heels, clothing and accessories. At the location, many customers purchased items from them. Twins expressed they opened this second-hand clothing store for charity: "We picked out over 10,000 clothing for the charity sale. The proceeds will help with the rent and pay for the staff. The remaining proceeds will be donated to the food bank. Let's see how much we can sell, but we will donate at least HK$200K and if it exceeds HK$200K, then all of it will be donated."
The second-hand store will temporarily be opened for two weeks and new clothing will continuously be added in. Asked why they decided to donate to the food bank? Charlene Choi (Ah Sa) expressed they collaborated with the food bank before and knows the purpose is to distribute food items to people in need. It can really help families in poverty. As for Gillian Chung (Ah Gil), she said because there are many people out there that need food.
The store is nearly 1,000 square feet, Twins expressed the shopping center gave them a friendly rental price. Their mothers and friends will be helping out in the store, and will only get a small pay. In order to open this second-hand clothing store, Twins spent several days preparing, Ah Sa said: "I was really exhausted from picking out the clothes, just getting the T-shirts took me 2-3 days." Ah Gil expressed she especially went to the warehouse to put the clothing in order.
Aside from all that, Twins also did the price tagging themselves. The duo expressed it took them all night and into the morning to mark the prices. Also, a lot of their clothing/shoes/accessories are still very new, Ah Gil said: "Many of the shoes still have the price tag on them, purchased it for HK$5,000, but now we're selling it for a discount." While picking out clothing, Twins realized something: "After doing this, we believed we shouldn't be selling so many things. We learned to only sell the things that are needed, but now it's doing better than before.
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