Major shopping opportunities are few and far between in St Andrews. The cobbles of south street may delight the tourists, the ladies-who-lunch and the granny brigade, but for the average student a bi-annual trip to H&M is about as exciting as it gets. Sometimes the isolation gets too much and we succumb to the shiny lure of online shopping: the delivery of ubiquitous ASOS boxes our only link to the outside world.


A group of enterprising management students have recognised the need for affordable, fashionable clothing choices and are launching a venture unlike anything else on offer in St Andrews. Re:fashion – their flagship event – will position itself neatly between the charity shop and high street sectors – with a more than a few designer brands thrown into the mix.

The event will take place at 6.30pm on the 10th of November in the opulent surroundings of Parliament Hall. They rely on donations of unloved and unneeded clothes from students – proving that there is truth in the old adage one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Without giving too much away we can exclusively reveal that several high-class ball gowns, coats and jumpers have already been donated, with clothes arriving from all corners of St Andrews on a daily basis. There will also be a rail full of basics suitable for casual daytime wear at severely reduced prices. You can expect to pick up simple pieces like shirts and jeans for between three and eight pounds.


Since all donatees are students themselves there will be no rifling through rails of tat to find one half-decent item. Everything is guaranteed as clean and ready to wear and some items are even completely unworn. The proceeds from the event will be split between the union’s charity campaign and a return to the donator of the item, making it not only sustainable but also beneficial to those less fortunate. Donations are being accepted right up until Saturday evening and can be arranged, hassle-free, by messaging the group’s Facebook page.

For one night only forget about the fishmonger, forgo Fisher & Donaldson and shimmy on over the Parliament Hall to re:charge your wardrobe. Don’t miss out!