Oxfam opens superstore filled with brands including Moschino and Gucci
We all love a charity shop, crammed full of second-hand clothes, all ready for a new home.
It is a great way to get designer things at a cheaper price – and help charity too.
And now, Oxfam is giving you more choice and racks of clothes to comb through with a giant superstore.
The shop, which opened yesterday in Oxford, is 12 times the size of the average Oxfam shop.
It’s a first for the charity, but of course, it will sell both Oxfam’s donated items and the ‘Sourced By Oxfam’ range of brand new ethically sourced gifts and homewares, like other smaller shops.
There’s even a cafe because you’ll need a rest after all that searching.
Items already in store on opening day included a pair of Gucci shoes worth £500, on sale for £19.99, a £180 Moschino belt for £35 and a Victoria Beckham-branded black and white shirt for just £14.99.
It’s perfect for those following Second Hand September – an initiative by the charity to encourage people to buy pre-loved clothes instead of new.
The space will also be used as a community hub, with an area for meetings, workshops, activities and talks.
The store will create 11 new jobs and numerous volunteering opportunities. It will also support Oxfam’s Future Skills project, a volunteering, training and mentoring project for women in the UK facing barriers to building a better life.
Danny Sriskandarajah, chief executive of Oxfam GB said: ‘Oxfam’s first ever superstore is an exciting new venture for us.
‘The huge treasure trove of items on offer make it a destination shopping experience but it is so much more than a shop. It will be a social hub at the heart of the community which we hope will give people a greater sense of the incredible difference they can make by shopping, donating or volunteering at Oxfam.’
The superstore will be open for trading four days a week (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays) but will accept donations seven days a week.
Free parking is available and there’s even a drive-through donation point so you can drop off anything you don’t need easily.
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