Forget about buying those dodgy knock-off bags from Ebay for £20, how about getting the real thing for next to nothing?
This month sees the first ever designer jumble sale and auction, featuring donations from fashion designers, journalists, stylists and boutique stores. Expect the likes of Mulberry bags, an Osman Yousefzada jacket, a vintage Biba coat and a Roland Mouret dress.
The event, held in conjunction with LFW’s On|Off showcase, has been organised by Abigail Chisman, former editor-in-chief of Condé Nast Digital.
“I wanted to put my fashion experience and contacts to good use, by helping to remind everyone that charity still matters even when we are economising,” says Chisman. “We are offering genuine designer labels at low prices; and I am delighted to say, my former colleagues have embraced this idea with enthusiasm. The Designer Jumble Sale and Auction combines everything that I love – it is about great style and sustainability, saving money, helping others and having fun.”
Prices start at £5 for a pair of Joseph trousers and go up to £60 for a classic Mulberry bag. The most valuable lots will go up for auction including a vintage Galliano gown and two limited edition prints drawn by David Downton and Tanya Ling.
The sale will be held at The Church of the Annunciation, Bryanston Street, London, W1H 7AH, on Wednesday September 22 from 12-9pm. Entry between 12-7pm is free. Tickets to the live auction cost £10 and are available to buy from http://www.AnnunciationMarbleArch.org.