Sylvanvale’s Retail Therapy Vintage & Café store in Caringbah is celebrating its 50th anniversary on Wednesday 14 November 2018.
In 1971, the shop was relocated to Park Lane in Caringbah where it became so popular and well-known that bigger premises were needed. Consequently, in 2011 it moved to its current location on President Avenue in Caringbah. In 2016, Retail Therapy was expanded once again to include a pop-up café catered by Sylvanvale Catering (another profit-for-purpose business) and an exclusive VIP room, where members have access to designer donations and are invited to exclusive VIP shopping events.
The shop employs people with disability, providing valuable work experience and promoting inclusion in the community. A dedicated team of 40 volunteers also plays an integral role in running the store. Funds raised from every sale go to supporting and empowering people with disability to live the life they choose.
“Retail Therapy Vintage & Café is a great example of what can be achieved when the community works together to support and empower people with disability,” said Ms Fretten.
A number of events will take place to celebrate the milestone anniversary, including a VIP evening for members on Thursday 15 November, as well as a special celebration luncheon event in May 2019, which will coincide with Volunteer Week.
Retail Therapy Vintage & Café is located at 29-33 President Avenue, Caringbah. It is open weekdays from 9am – 4.30pm and Saturdays from 9.30am – 1.30pm. VIP membership is free.