July News!

Sorry for the lack of blog posts recently! Summer has been busy with lots of new volunteers and our now-annual batch of French business interns arriving in the shop. 

Things are tickling along nicely at the moment, and we’re still receiving some great donations from our local residents — recent highlights include a stash of great art books on artists from Monet to Chagall to Hockney, hundreds of old Ordnance Survey maps, a bizarre set of thirty brogues painted blue for a fashion shoot, and a complete set of Buffy the Vampire Slayer DVDs. 

A quick bit of news: Time Out have listed us as the best charity shop in London for books/music! http://now-here-this.timeout.com/2012/07/14/bargain-hunt-londons-10-best-charity-shops/ This is a lovely thing as it’s a tribute to the quality of donations that we get from our local donors, and it also means we’re doing a good job of sorting and organising this stock to make the most out of it. Everyone wins!

A final piece — we’re planning a late-night shopping event for August 3 — we’ve been saving some designer goodies up for a few weeks to show off the incredible range of clothing we get. The plan is to open the shop from 6 til about 9, have some drinks and nibbles, and people can browse the shop in a more leisurely environ. Volunteer models will be wearing some clothes that you can buy off their backs, and we may or may not be in ‘negotiations’ about a vintage Yves Saint Laurent wool cape that we’re looking to auction off…keep checking here and our Twitter/Facebook pages for details!


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