Designer bargains up for grabs at Shelter Scotland’s annual charity shop event

Shoppers in-the-know are set to descend on Shelter Scotland’s Stockbridge shop today in what has become an annual ‘must-attend’ event for bargain-hunters.

Customers will get the chance to pick up designer bargains and collectibles including famous brands such as Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith, Christian Laboutin, Amanda Wakely, Hilfiger and Cabbages and Roses.

Designer bargains up for grabs at Shelter Scotland’s annual charity shop event

Volunteers Jock Clarke, Fenella Young and Brenda Myles with some of the items on sale at the charity shop’s January Launch (picture by Phil Wilkinson).

Some of the items of note this year include: a Tory Burch designer leather jacket, an Ede & Ravenscroft Man’s Herringbone wool coat, dozens of boxed Fleischmann miniature gauge railway trains and carriages, a brass Buddha head, a pink 1960s vintage telephone, an antique brass microscope by Reichert and two large Pelhams Puppets – all topped off with a very desirable Victorian silk top hat in its original leather case.

Pete Jew, manager of Shelter Scotland’s Stockbridge shop, said: “This is our 16th annual January event and I’m delighted to say that we have a fantastic array of designer clothes and collectibles and, as ever, we are looking forward to welcoming eager shoppers looking for real bargains.

“From Vivienne Westwood to Paul Smith and Cabbages and Roses to Amanda Wakely – the number of designer label bargains is amazing.

“This annual event can only happen because of the generosity of our customers and supporters who every year help us 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: “People should expect the unexpected. This is an exciting shopping experience unlike any other.”

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. 

The event opened at 10am at Shelter Scotland’s Stockbridge shop at 104A Raeburn Place, Edinburgh, EH4 1HH. 

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