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The Best-Kept Shopping Secret

Wheeler School’s annual fundraising market is serious shopping goals

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The thing about The Famous Wheeler Clothing and More Sale is that, even though it’s been going on for 70 years, nobody outside of the East Side knows about it. So, apologies to them, but the secret is officially out of the bag – and what’s going in the bag are shoes, accessories, and clothing for men, women, and kids. Taking over Wheeler School’s Madden Gym on Brook Street from April 12 to 14, the “pop-up department store,” as they call it, is a massive fundraiser for the school. Families donate wearables, but also kitchen goods, homewares, sporting equipment, toys, and more – and the school sells them to the community for a steal. Think of it like a really well-curated yard sale, but a yard sale with a Women’s Designer Boutique (because that’s a real thing). The smartest shoppers get there on opening day, when names like Chanel and Prada are available alongside Kate Spade, Coach, and other in-demand labels. All the proceeds benefit the school and Breakthrough Providence, which helps get kids to college and pursuing careers in education. So you’re not just shopping, you’re doing something good for others, too. Brook Street