Barnardo’s opens temporary charity shop on Carnaby Street

Celebrities have donated their vintage and retro clothes to a Barnardo's charity shop that has opened for one month only just off London's Carnaby Street.

Barnardo's opened the store on Friday with shoes, bags and accessories donated by stars such as socialite Peaches Geldof, actor Dame Helen Mirren and pop group the Sugababes.

The shop will open as part of a partnership between the charity and traders on the world-famous shopping street. The partnership allows Barnardo's to open a charity shop in the period between a shop closing and another opening in the same retail space.

It set up another larger, so-called pop-up shop in the street for a month at the end of last year and raised £26,000.

Shoppers can find brands such as Louis Vuitton, Hugo Boss and Mary Quant at the store at 69 Broadwick Street - just off Carnaby Street - which will close on 30 November.

"It's mainly shoes, bags and accessories in the latest shop - and it's all vintage," said a spokeswoman for the charity. "That's what's suited to the kind of crowd that shop in Carnaby Street."


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