St Vincent de Paul launch personal shopping experience

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A COOKSTOWN charity shop is going that extra mile to help its shoppers by launching it’s own stylist service.

In what is a believed to be a first for a charity shop, Cookstown’s St Vincent de Paul on Loy Street will offer shopper’s a personalised retail experience - and it’s all free.

The service is open to men, women and children at its Loy Street store and is perfect for finding that extra stylish outfit for special occasions.

Announcing the news, a St Vincent de Paul spokesperson said: “The Loy Street SVP shop, in the capable hands of volunteer Caroline, will help you find that stunning outfit, plus accessories, to make you stand out from the crowd at whatever function you have lined up.”

“It doesn’t have to be a major event, of course, it could be that you are just looking for something different for a night out or a weekend away.

The spokesperson added: “Another benefit of such a facility will be the boost it will give those lacking in a little bit of self-confidence.

“After all, for an hour or two you will have your very own Lady-in-Waiting! In other words, you will be treated like royalty.”

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a long-established charity organisation which is devoted to helping the neediest and most marginalised in communities.

The Society’s members and volunteers strive to serve all classes and creeds, and its services are proving particularly crucial in combatting social deprivation during these recessionary times.

“So by visiting our shop and giving us your custom, you are not only getting top-class products at bargain prices but you have the added satisfaction of knowing you are also contributing to a very worthwhile cause,” added the spokesperson.

“While the Society’s shop already has a wide-ranging stock of attractive outfits and accessories, we are always happy to receive any new or nearly-new clothes that people may no longer have any use for.

“Just drop them in at the shop any day of the week, Monday-Friday 9am-4pm, or Saturdays 10am-2pm.”

To take advantage of this great offer, just contact Caroline at 07849 067612 to book an appointment.