Unemployed Yorkshire women’s charity Smart Works Leeds is to hold a fabulous two-day fashion event at the Corn Exchange in Leeds, selling designer labels and coveted high street brands at bargain prices.

Smart Works Leeds, the charity that dresses and coaches unemployed women for job interviews, is preparing to hold its Summer Fashion Sale at the Corn Exchange in Leeds next month (June), offering designer and premium high street womenswear and accessories at massively discounted prices.

The event will take place over two days. On Friday, June 24, 6-9pm, there will be a special evening of shopping, offering the chance to bag a bargain (or several) and browse rail after rail of carefully curated stock, all donated to Smart Works by top international designer names and premium high street brands.

There will also be beautiful items donated by Yorkshire designers and fashion brands, plus exclusive collections of shoes and accessories, and the chance to shop at pop-ups hosted by a selection of Yorkshire-based fashion, beauty and jewellery brands. With a glass of fizz and the chance to mingle, this is sure to be a highlight of the Yorkshire social calendar.

On Saturday, June 25, the Smart Works Leeds Summer Fashion Sale continues all day, 10am-6pm, with fresh drops throughout the event, ensuring plenty of designer and high street bargains for everyone.

Entry to both events is by ticket, with the Friday event costing £7.50 and the Saturday event costing £5 per guest. See the link to tickets below.

Best of all, the event will raise money for a brilliant local charity. Smart Works Leeds opened at Mabgate Mills in Leeds in November 2019 and has so far helped hundreds of women in Yorkshire find work, despite the challenges of Covid-19.

Smart Works helps women who are vulnerable or in financial need enter or re-enter the workplace by supporting them with free smart clothing and expert, confidence-building, one-to-one coaching for their job interview. Clients are referred from job centres or from partner referrers, including the prison service and organisations and charities for care leavers, the homeless, refugees, and survivors of addiction and domestic abuse.

There are more than 40 volunteer dressers and interview coaches at the Leeds centre, many with years of experience working in the retail and business sectors.

Chair of Smart Works Leeds, Helen Oldham, said: “We offer unemployed women in West Yorkshire, and beyond, the knowledge that they are backed and supported by our team. Every month since we first opened, the number of women we help has been growing.”

Smart Works has the support of many prestigious names in the fashion and beauty industry, with retail partners including Burberry, John Lewis & Partners, Marks & Spencer, Hobbs and Bobbi Brown Cosmetics.

  • The Smart Works Leeds Summer Fashion Sale Guest Evening will take place at the Corn Exchange in Leeds on Friday, June 24, 6-9pm, tickets £7.50 per guest.
  • The Smart Works Leeds Summer Fashion Sale All-Day Event will take place on Saturday, June 25, 10am-6pm, tickets £5 per guest.

For tickets: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/smartworksleeds1/700134

All proceeds to Smart Works Leeds. For more information email: leeds@smartworks.org.uk and follow Instagram @smartworksleeds