Little Venice Living & Giving Shop
Opening times: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12-4pm
Full of fabulous brands, from Whistles and Monsoon to Ted Baker, this gem of a charity shop is the tenth permanent Living & Giving Shop to open since Mary Portas gifted the philosophy to Save the Children back in 2009.
The shop was designed in partnership with the prestigious Royal College of Art, Ab Rogers and up-and-coming design talent, Skoon, who have produced what can only be described as ‘a retail delight’.
Hand-crafted wooden boxes display desirable items, bringing order to the traditional chaos of the charity shop. Matching wooden floorboards have been brought back to life and handwritten notes add a personal touch, telling the story of each item for sale.
Amongst the most coveted items on launch weekend were two stunning Diane von Furstenberg wrap dresses, available in both wool (£95) and silk (£75) and a gorgeous LK Bennett patent leather bag at £175. A number of shoppers also happily bagged one of the many Samantha Sung Tahiti dresses, at just £95.
Mary Portas says:
“I may have moved but I'll be back for the opening of my Little Venice Living & Giving Shop. I am so excited as there is a brilliant community already there. Keep those donations coming!”
Paul Hunwick, Acting Head of Mary’s Living & Giving said:
“Our shops are social hubs; people come in for some retail therapy and leave having saved a child’s life, so thank you for all of your support. We regularly have new stock donated, so do pop in for some feel-good shopping.”
Mary’s Living & Giving Shop for Save the Children is appealing for donations and local volunteers to work in the shop.
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