Shelter opens ’boutique’ charity shop in East Dulwich

Katherine Johnston (10 June, 2018) Business

New shop will raise funds to combat homelessness

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Shelter has launched a new ’boutique’ charity shop in East Dulwich – and is appealing for designer donations.

Number 122 Vale Grove, SE22, is now home to Boutique By Shelter, a charity shop specialising in high-end fashion, accessories and jewellery.

Shelter’s deputy director of fundraising, Helen Calder, said: “Shelter provides advice and support for thousands of people across the country faced with homelessness.

“Our new Boutique by Shelter shop in East Dulwich will help raise vital funds to help us be there for more families in this situation, which is why we’re calling on the local community for their support – whether it be volunteering, donating a bad of pre-loved clothes or shopping for a bargain.”

Shelter now has 49 shops across England selling second-hand items to raise funds for the charity’s work.

Every year the charity helps more than four million people struggling with bad housing or homelessness, and campaigns the government.

East Dulwich’s new managers say some opening week items already donated for sale include a pair of Miu Miu trousers which usually retail at £220 but are available for £49.99, a pink Diane Von Furstenberg dress for £39,90 and plenty of gentlemen’s watches, ties and shoes.

Boutique by Shelter is open 10am-6pm Mon-Sat and 11am – 5pm on Sunday, and a free collection service is available.

To donate items or enquire about volunteering, call 0208 613 1662.

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