Brighton & Hove hosts the first and only Garage Sale Trail event on the South Coast

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Published: 25 September 2015

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It’ll be a bargain and curiosity hunters’ paradise in Brighton & Hove on Saturday 26 September, when the city will host the UK’s first ever Garage Sale Trail™.

The one-day fundraising event has taken Australia by storm, and is billed as a sustainable and fun way to declutter, search for treasure, meet the neighbours and raise money for charity.

Cars, clothes… And a tardis!

Thousands of items will be for sale across the city, including a 1971 Renault 4, a flat-pack Tardis and vintage and burlesque clothes. Over 30 sales have been registered to take place between 10am and 4pm.

Brighton & Hove residents have captured the inventive, creative and outrageous opportunities Garage Sale Trail presents.

There’s burlesque at The Femme It Up, vintage everything at Fifteen Queens, a bowler hat and more at Brunswick Braces, a zillion books, vinyl and a flat-pack Tardis at Presuming Ed’s Fantastic Phantasmagoria and a 1971 Renault 4 at Harry’s Garage Sale.

Map your trail

Shoppers can plan their day and create a personalised trail via the Garage Sale Trail website.

Described by one ‘Garage Saler’ in Australia as a ‘friendly, interactive way of moving stuff on, not to landfill, but to people who want it and love it’, Garage Sale Trail is now huge. It was originally started by Darryl Nichols and Andrew Valder in 2010, and has grown to become a much-loved event that helps build communities and raise money.

Organised locally – by Brighton Freegle, in collaboration with Brighton & Hove City Council – and nationally, by Garage Sale Trail ™, Garage Sale Trails are also taking place in Hackney, London and Todmorden in West Yorkshire.

Click here to find out more about the Garage Sale Trail.

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