Mary's Living & Giving Shops
Mary's Living & Giving shops are charity shops with a difference. Filled with designer donations these charity boutiques are a fantastic place to both shop and volunteer.
We set up the unique Mary's Living & Giving Shops with the help of retail expert Mary Portas back in 2009.
Since then, they've continued to blossom into beautiful, boutique charity shops. Every item donated and sold funds the vital work we do here at Save the Children.
To volunteer in a Mary's Living & Giving Shop, click through to your local shop from the list below. You can either give them a call or pop into the shop to speak to a volunteer.
Alternatively, our Volunteer Support Team can contact the shop on your behalf. Call them on 020 7012 6997 or email email@example.com
Volunteering in a Mary's Living & Giving Shop is a hugely exciting and rewarding experience. They're a great place to work if you have a passion for fashion and a commitment to your community. As a volunteer you can:
- design shop windows and dress mannequins
- work at the regular community events held in our shops that are often attended by high profile faces
- promote the shop using its social media
- meet and work with a team of dedicated, professional and creative volunteers
You can also volunteer in one of our other Save the Children shops that are run by volunteers.
Visit and donate
If you'd like to visit or donate to a Mary's Living & Giving Shop, you can find out more information about opening times and location by clicking through to your local shop below.
Find a shop
- Barnes, London
A community-based lifestyle boutique in the heart of Barnes Village, which showcases some of the best British clothing and lifestyle products around.
- Blackheath, London
Famous faces adorn the walls, and the shelves are jam-packed with luxury brands in this store, which combines the elegance of the heath, with a taste of regal English glamour.
- Chiswick, London
A community hub on the high street resembling an artist's studio and gallery. Framed artworks donated by designers and local artists are on display alongside a Jackson Pollock-style paint-splattered floor.
- Ealing, London
Full of fabulous brands including Lulu Guinness, Prada and Boden, this gem of a charity shop was designed by Royal College of Art (RCA) interior design students Naomi Grieve and Flett Bertram.
- East Dulwich, London
Reflects the creative past and present of East Dulwich. A grand piano, generously donated by a local resident, is the shop's centrepiece, and the Kingfisher on the exterior wall has been kindly donated by street artist Will Vibes.
- Edinburgh (Stockbridge)
Located in fashionable Stockbridge, this shop is housed in the former HBOS bank and counts delis, jewellery stores and coffee houses among its neighbours.
- Fulham, London
With a great gift, cards and homeware section this really is the perfect pit stop. Not forgetting you fashionistas with a keen nose for a bargain, you will be able to seek out top brands and A-lister offerings at great prices.
- Hampstead, London
Spanning two floors, this shop is full of fabulous designer donations for men, women and children. Take your time to enjoy the store and you’ll be rewarded with a real bargain.
- Highgate Village, London
With amazing donations from the local community, as well as fabulous luxury pieces from generous retailers and brands, you are sure to find many a ‘jewel’ in this ‘crown’…and all at bargain prices.
- Islington, London
Packed with the most exciting designer donations from generous premium brands and retailers, this shop sells clothing, footwear, accessories and homeware, all at amazing bargain prices.
- Little Venice, London
Designed in partnership with the prestigious Royal College of Art, Ab Rogers and up-and-coming design talent Skoon, our Little Venice shop is home to womenswear, menswear, childrenswear, footwear, accessories and homeware.
- Parsons Green, London
A fusion of fashion and art, with designer clothing and accessories alongside original artworks and special edition books.
- Pinner, London
Inspired by Pinner’s historic annual street fair with trapeze-like shelving hanging from the ceiling and house of horror mirrors, this shop is packed with exciting donations from luxury brands and retailers.
- Portobello, London
In the heart of one of the most buzzing areas in London, this shop in Portobello should be the first port of call on any fashionista’s shopping route. A fabulous selection of menswear, womenswear and homewares, all at great prices!
- Primrose Hill, London
Already causing a buzz among the local community and fashion insiders, the concept is breaking away from tradition and is based around "The Home".
- Richmond, London
Reflects the life and beauty of Richmond by bringing some of ‘the outside in'. Stocking a coveted selection of menswear, womenswear and accessories, the shop design includes an ingenious ‘Thank you tree'.
- Teddington, London
Housed in the oldest shop in the local high street, with desirable womenswear, footwear and accessory brands, plus a relaxing menswear/reading room. Shop for a bargain in the super-cute baby and childrenswear sections.
- Westbourne Grove, London
A revolutionary concept merging the best of high fashion, charity shopping and local talent with a distinctive interior to create a truly unique shopping experience.
- Wimbledon Village, London
Filled with premium and designer goods for men, women and children, this super-stylish shop in the heart of Wimbledon Village is the perfect destination for guilt-free shopping.
Last updated: February 2016.