Bishop Arts boutique, Harkensback, will be at f.i.g. finale sale this year. Courtesy of Harkensback
McCullough's designs are simple and sustainable. Photo by Christina Childress Photography
The Harkensback set-up will be a mini version of the store. Photo by Christina Childress Photography
The sale will include many more local makers this year.
You'll be able to purchase clothes and accessories for up to 75% off.
The Fashion Industry Gallery’s highly anticipated annual f.i.g. Finale Sale, which features up to 75 percent markdowns on designer and local brands, has revealed its list of exciting new vendors. Taking place from September 12 through 14, the weekend gets going with a VIP shopping party on Thursday.
This year, the Fashion Industry Gallery is relaunching its famed sale with even more brands and fresh style. Staple Dallas fashion brands such as Elizabeth W Boutique and Harkensback will be participating, as well as vintage store Jack Retro and MAFE Designs.
Here’s an exclusive first look at the full list of vendors.
This is Harkensback owner Julie McCullough’s first year at the Finale Sale and she tells PaperCity that she’s most excited about how many more makers will be at the event this year.
“It feels more curated,” McCullough says. “It’s not just fast fashion, but brands that have a story.” Which is exactly what she strives for with Harkensback.
McCullough opened Harkensback in Bishop Arts two years ago. The sustainable and timeless store features her own clothing brand called McCullough, fragrances, leather goods, local and artisan made jewelry, crystals and more.
She opened her first shop in the Bishop Arts area in 2007, but McCullough initially started out with a sewing shop called Make in 2005. A self-taught designer, she designs, patterns, cuts and sews all in house. McCullough also started the yearly fashion event, The Pin Show, which features homegrown designers and took place at The Bomb Factory last year.
As for what Harkensback products will be marked down during the finale sale, McCullough says that clothes and home goods will be up to 75 percent off, while brand-new fragrances will be up to 25 percent off.
All of her products are sustainable, in that they result in very little waste. As little as possible packaging is used and all sewers are paid an above-average wage. Scraps are even used to create bandanas and scrunchies.
As for the look, “It’ll be a mini version of the store,” McCullough says.
So you can basically purchase a ticket and buy products that you could find at the Bishop Arts location, but at discounted prices. Harkensback doesn’t usually ever have sales, so this is a one-time chance to get deals on dresses, tops, pants and more.
And Harkensback is just one of the vendors.
General Admission one day passes for Fashion Industry Gallery’s f.i.g. Finale Sale are currently on sale for $5 each, and a VIP ticket costs $60.