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Smart Works Edinburgh the charity which helps women get back into employment with fashion and career advice is to celebrate its 5th birthday with an exclusive fashion event at the end of the month.

The exclusive fashion and beauty pop-up evening in Edinburgh will feature discounted pieces from a swathe of covetable brands, including the likes of Rachel Scott Couture, Kakao by K and luxury knitwear brand Cherie Milaney. A raffle to be held on the evening includes a handbag from celebrity favourites, Strathberry, valued at £525, a Smythson notebook worth £47 and a bespoke Bonnie Bra Company bralette with a retail price of £55.

Maggie Darling, Chair of Smart Works Edinburgh commented : “These celebrations are an incredible opportunity to grab some serious bargains while also supporting a seriously good cause: helping women get back into work. All the money raised will go to helping Smart Works Edinburgh make an even bigger impact with local women in the future.”

The event will be held on 30 October 2019 at The Scottish Café in Edinburgh supported by international law firm CMS. Tickets cost £12.50 (plus booking fee).

Emily Catterwell, Senior Corporate Responsibility Manager at CMS said : “Empowering women to be the best that they can be is truly transformative. CMS is delighted to be working in partnership with Smart Works and supporting the incredible work that they do.”

i-on magazine are also supporting the event for the third year in a row. Laura Wood, co-director of i-on magazine said: “We’re delighted to celebrate Smart Works with the most exciting fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands in Edinburgh and beyond. Savvy shoppers will not want to miss this event.”

Smart Works Edinburgh provides women with interview training, clothing and styling advice to help those who have been out of work feel confident and succeed. The charity has an impressive success rate: 70% of women who come through their doors secure employment within a month. Smart Works Edinburgh has dressed and coached over 1000 local women for interviews since 2014.

Tickets can be bought via Eventbrite here. Find out more at @SmartWorksEdi on Twitter, or @SmartWorksEdinburgh on Instagram.