How does one have a fashionable wardrobe and home while on a college student budget?
One way to have both is to attend the semi-annual Nearly New Sale on April 8 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. in Danner Hall.
The San Joaquin Delta College Fashion Club hosts this event to give hands-on experience to students in the Fashion Club.
The Fashion Club has been around for more than 15 years, each year taking members to either New York or Europe to learn more about the fashion industry.
“Upon that trip we will get to spend an entire week getting major insight in the industry ,and meeting some fantastic people that even most of the fashion trade schools will not even get to meet or experience,” said Vice President Adrianna Gutierrez about this year’s New York trip.
The club hosts a number of events similar to the Nearly New Sale to raise funds.
During the preparation for the Nearly New Sale club members employ techniques learned in the fashion classes such as visual merchandising, marketing, advertising and gathering inventory.
The sale includes apparel, shoes, household goods, jewelry and other items at discounted rates.
While the event is happening club members use customer service and sales skills learned in fashion classes.
Besides learning more about the industry and taking a trip to New York or Europe the club also helps the community by participating in local charities, and gathering donations for the local homeless shelters.