Wander down High Street, Northcote and you will discover Dear Gladys, a vintage and contemporary boutique which sells unique vintage dresses and a range of other clothing and accessories.
Vintage dresses are Dear Gladys' specialty
The plus side of shopping at Dear Gladys is that all proceeds from the store go to the charity Fitted for work, an organisation which assists women who are experiencing difficult times in finding work. Fitted for work runs training programs which aim to improve interview skills and provides clothing for women such as business suits or dresses for interviews.
If you have a creative side such as photography, graphic design or sewing you may even find yourself volunteering for Dear Gladys. A number of local men and women have volunteered their time to Dear Gladys to help with photo shoots, sewing classes and assisting in the store.
Dear Gladys also runs Dare to wear day, a fundraising day where you can dress up in your most outrageous clothes and ask your friends to sponsor you all in the name of charity.