Last chance to snap up celebrity bargains at Oxfamâ€™s closing sale at Selfridges
Keen fashionistas have been filling the Oxfam Curiosity Shop at Selfridges since it launched on Friday 14 May, taking home one-off celebrity donations and handpicked vintage pieces from icons including Annie Lennox, Elle Macpherson, Beyoncé, Carey Mulligan, Alexa Chung, Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney and more.
To celebrate the shop’s success, Oxfam is holding a fabulous closing sale, with hundreds of items reduced by up to 50 per cent. The sale is expected to attract countless bargain hunters and fashion fans, with more expected to bid at the shop’s online auction of celebrity pieces which also closes tomorrow.
Laura Bailey, who is volunteering in the shop to help launch the sale, said: "I’m really excited to be in the Oxfam Curiosity Shop to celebrate its success on the final day – the closing sale is a fantastic chance for shoppers to snap up the last designer and celebrity items and take home something truly unique."
The Oxfam Curiosity Shop, which is located in Selfridges’ Ultralounge, the London store’s lower ground floor permanent arts and exhibition space, has been staffed by celebrities from Annie Lennox to Beverley Knight with all proceeds going to Oxfam.
Several A-list items are being auctioned online alongside the event at www.oxfam.org.uk/curiosityshop, including a one-off dress and necklace from Beyoncé, Carey Mulligan’s Bafta gown and a sequined Vivienne Westwood dress worn by actress Anne Hathaway on the red carpet. The auction ends on Thursday 20 May.
Funds raised by the shop will be supporting Oxfam’s women’s projects across the world including Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Democratic Republic of Congo, West Africa and South Africa. These projects protect, support and empower vulnerable women: campaigning against violence, empowering them to fight HIV and AIDS and offering the poorest girls the chance of education.
A selection of items appearing in the sale include:
Betty Jackson dress from Annie Lennox was £155 now £100
Black slip dress from Annie Lennox was £120 now £85
Ashley Isham dress from Donna Air was £210 now £150
Vivienne Westwood trousers were £200 now £120