Mary Portas puts her name to Save the Children shop

Edinburgh store to open next month with donations from Jamie Oliver and Peaches Geldof

TV star Mary Portas will open a new charity shop bearing her name for Save the Children next month.

Mary's Living and Giving Shop for Save the Children will open as a boutique-style store in Stockbridge, Edinburgh, on 21 November, selling a range of designer goods donated by celebrities.

Jamie Oliver, Peaches Geldof and Lauren Laverne are among those to have donated items to the shop, which the charity hopes will become a top fashion destination for Edinburgh shoppers.

Portas overhauled a Save the Children shop in Orpington, Kent, this year for a three-part TV series Mary Queen of Charity Shops.

She is now a Save the Children ambassador and plans to open another four boutiques for the charity across the UK next year.

"We want to create a real buzz around second-hand shopping and make the old-fashioned charity shop a thing of the past," she said.


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