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Volunteers Lindy Chiaramonte and Jane Eton prepare for the annual Bindaring Sale. Picture: Andrew Ritchie
Volunteers Lindy Chiaramonte and Jane Eton prepare for the annual Bindaring Sale. Picture: Andrew Ritchie

The event has raised more than $1.5 million for the Australian Red Cross since 1963, thanks to the generous clothing donations from designer clothes owners and businesses.

Last year, label lovers helped raise $123,000 for the sale’s 50th anniversary, with a line of shoppers about 200m long queuing outside the pavilion hours before doors opened.

Volunteer Caroline Arundell said that this year, shops including Adam Heat, Bagutta, Zekka, Love in Tokyo, Venus, Sportscraft and Picnic had generously donated items for the boutique sale.

She said the Ellie Eaton and Jim Webster pavilion doors would open at 9am but anticipated early birds would start queuing from as early as 6.30am.