STOCKTON — The Fashion Program at San Joaquin Delta College is holding its hugely popular Nearly New Sale on Friday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Danner Hall on the Delta College campus. This is one of the most highly anticipated events that the Fashion Program holds each year; it’s so popular, in fact, people line up in advance for hours to get in.
In its eighth year, that the students in the Fashion Program have organized this successful sale, selling new and nearly new apparel, shoes, jewelry, handbags, accessories and home décor at rock-bottom prices. The merchandise is all donated from local and regional retailers and manufacturers, as well as personal friends of the program.
The sale has become a favorite among regular customers who have scouted prestigious brands of goods, including True Religion Jeans for under $10, a Louis Vuitton Handbag for $200, a rare mink hand bag for $150, shoes from Nine West and Franco Sarto for under $10, among other amazing deals. Most of the inventory is donated from local retailers and manufacturers who send the students their close-out goods. These goods are then sold to customers for as low as $1.
“We are so fortunate to have the support we do from our own fashion industry, both locally and nationally,” said Leslie Asfour, the Director of the Fashion Program and visionary for the program. “We have an incredibly supportive group of industry leaders who have donated to the event and we couldn’t do it without them.”
In past sales, the event has been supported by generous donations of new inventory from local retailers such as Flair Boutique, Gary Long’s Jewelers, Theodora, Stage Two, and C.R. Porter in Lincoln Center of Stockton; Bella’s Bridal and With Garden Flair on Stockton’s Miracle Mile; Pret, City Girl, and Fashion Safari in Lodi; as well as San Francisco-based manufacturers like The Sak, Weston Wear, TSD, Flax Designs, and Cut Loose. High-end retailers like Gump’s of San Francisco and Pottery World in Granite Bay have also donated huge amounts of merchandise to the sale.
The inventory is random and based on what is donated, but customers have been able to find incredible treasures. Beverly Dierking, the Director of Kids College at Delta, found a gorgeous Carman Marc Volvo dress for her New Year’s Eve Party for only $30. The dress retailed for over $800. Beverly has come to the sale every year, finding great deals.