By Raquel Parks
CBS Detroit Fashion Blogger 

Mark your calendar because there’s a shopping party coming to the Metro Detroit area! Local fashionistas are invited to sell, shop, and mingle at the Shop My Closet Party on Saturday, June 30.

The Shop My Closet Party is a unique, new event that allows Detroiters to clean out their closet, sell old items to make extra cash, and pick up trendy designer items at low prices.

The Shop My Closet Party is the brainchild of friends and business partners, Lashonda Butler and Makia Rushton. Butler and Rushton were inspired to provide a new shopping experience in Detroit with their creation of Shop My Closet Party.

“We wanted to introduce this shopping experience as the most stylish garage sale that you could ever attend. So, we hope that you come looking for items that you won’t see in every department store or on every vendor table”, says Lashonda Butler.

In anticipation for the big shopping event, many women from the area have already  signed up to sell their new or gently-used designer items from their closet. Therefore, there’s an abundance of stylish fashion items to choose from.

Among the list of designer brands that will be available are Dooney & Burke, Michael Kors, and Gucci. To add to the excitement, treats and swag bags for early shoppers will be included. Music by DJ Laa Choc will also keep guests moving and dancing as they shop and browse.

The Shop My Closest Party will take place from 11am to 2pm and will be held at the International Institute, across from the DIA, on 111 E. Kirby Street. For more information on the Shop My Closet Party, visit or e-mail

Raquel is a Michigan native with a Bachelors in Journalism from the University of Michigan. She loves fashion and writing about life’s everyday stories. She has written for various local publications that include Dearborn Press & Guide and Detroit Fashion Pages. Raquel also writes for her own local events blog, Metro Diva Pages. You can visit Raquel’s blog at and follow her on Twitter @MetroDivaPages.

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