Upscale rummage sale funds dancers |

Upscale rummage sale funds dancers

Carolyn Pope
Carolyn Pope/Vail DailyCeil Folz, Hattie Hinman and Holly Elliott.

Repeat Performance is making a repeat appearance this Friday, Sept. 15. The “upscale rummage sale” is a fundraiser for the Vail International Dance Festival, a project of the Vail Valley Foundation.

Last year, the day-long event was held in June at Ford Amphitheater. This year, the dates are changed and will abut the always-anticipated Home Tour of the Vail Mountain School on Sept. 18. One addition this year will be an elegant (and affordable) preview show and cocktail party the evening before the big sale.

“It’s going to be an elegant evening on the stage at the amphitheater,” says New New Wallace, coordinator for Repeat Performance this year. “Everyone who’s anyone will be modeling clothing on Friday evening. Fashion consultants from many of Vail’s finest stores will be on hand to help put outfits together.”

Hmm … cocktails, shopping for clothing and peeking into some of the finest homes in town? Sounds like one of my favorite ways to spend the weekend.

The “Preview and First Dibs cocktail party” is the evening of Sept. 15 and will be a mere $25, and entrance the next morning to the sale will be only $5 and, after 1 p.m., it’s free to all shoppers and merchandise will drop 50 percent.

Repeat Performance isn’t your ordinary thrift shop-type sale. Clothes and items are carefully selected to reflect a distinctively designer and high-end feel. It’s “every woman’s” (and gents, of course), chance to own ultra-expensive and top of the line items at a fraction of the cost.

It’s kind of like buying a demo Mercedes with 5,000 miles on it rather than off the showroom floor.

“One well-known local lady said, ‘Instead of buying 10 crappy pieces, buy one good quality item,'” Wallace said. “Well, this is your chance to own ten great items.”

Right now, volunteers and quality donations are needed. Wallace guarantees the hours for volunteers are manageable and not a huge time commitment.

Folks are needed to assist in acquiring items, coordinating the collection and working the sale. Items needed for the sale include high-end clothing, furs, home accessories and jewelry.

If you can help out, call New New Wallace at 390-3884 or e-mail her at She’s happy to come collect your items at your home.

Vail Daily, Vail, Colorado

Support Local Journalism