Designer bargains up for grabs at annual Shelter charity shop event

Shelter ScotlandShoppers in-the-know are descending on Shelter Scotland’s Stockbridge shop this month in what has become an annual ‘must-attend’ event for bargain-hunters.

Customers will get the chance to pick up designer bargains and collectables including famous brands such as Paul Smith, Burberry, Vivienne Westwood and Chloe.

The top attractions on sale include a Paul Smith silk/cashmere jacket selling for £35, despite an original sale price of around £500 and a Zenith 9ct gold man’s wristwatch selling for £300 but worth around £575 when bought as new.

The designer goods and collectables will be sold at a fraction of their original price as part of the charity shop’s annual January event and include:

  • Paul Smith silk/cashmere jacket - £35 (sells for around £500 new)
  • Vivienne Westwood Anglophobia jacket - £100 (sells for around £400 new)
  • Large silver mesh evening bag (hallmarked 1903) - £80
  • Pink lacquered Cartier Pen (boxed as new) - £100 (sells for around £300 new)
  • Zenith 9ct gold man’s wristwatch - £300 (sells for around £575 new)
  • Burberry coat - £60 (sells for around £500 new)
  • Chloe silk dress - £40 (sells for around £500 new)
  • Designer silk squares and ties including Hermes (£50 – sells for around £120 new) and Liberty (£30)
  • Women’s Armani suits £40 each (sells for over £100 new).
  • The January event, also includes collectables such as large silver Georgian ladle, priced at £80 and ‘Japanese Jingles’ an illustrated book from 1891 by Mae St John Bramhall priced at £200.

    The charity will also hold a similar event at their Morningside shop at 104 Morningside Road, Edinburgh. There, customers will be able to get their hands on vintage Ralph Lauren items, camera equipment including bodies, lenses and complete kits, a vintage Kay & Co sewing machine and brand new handmade Samuel Windsor brogues.

    All items have been donated in recent months to the Shelter Scotland charity shop which is well-known for offering top quality designer brands at a fraction of retail prices.

    Pete Jew, manager of Shelter Scotland’s Stockbridge shop, said: “We offer great bargains all year round and have a long-standing reputation for offering some of the best quality second hand designer goods in the capital. This January event certainly won’t disappoint. We have some impressive items on sale – some of the best we’ve ever had - and are looking forward to welcoming eager shoppers looking for real bargains.

    “This has become an annual event and we hope to raise as much money as possible to support Shelter Scotland’s work to help people struggling with bad housing and homelessness.”

    All funds raised from the annual sale go towards Shelter Scotland’s work to help homeless and badly housed households across Scotland. The charity runs a free national helpline which provides support and advice to people struggling with their housing.

    Pete Jew added: “We usually have crowds waiting outside the shop from the early hours so I’d advise customers to arrive early to avoid disappointment.”

    The sale opened yesterday at Shelter Scotland’s Stockbridge shop at 104A Raeburn Place, Edinburgh, EH4 1H.


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