Grazia sets up shop in Westfield

Grazia magazine and Mary Portas, Queen of shops will be opening a Charity shop at Westfield shopping centre for a period of about a month. The shops opens on the 4th of June and closes on the 27th. The aim behind this charity shop is to encourage shoppers recycle clothing, shop wisely and to give not throw-away; the moral of the story being that you don't always have to buy something that's brand new.

The shop will be located next door to Twenty8twelve and Donna Ida on the first floor in the Westfield shopping Village. All the money raised will be donated to charities such as Save the children, MIND and Trees for Cities. The shop will be called 'Mary's living and giving shop' and the name and idea behind it all was inspired by her new TV series 'Mary Queen of Charity shops' which starts on Tuesday the 2nd on BBC2. All very exciting! If you didn't get a chance to donate your own clothing it's not too late as you can still take your unwanted items to the shop each time you pop in. Fantastic thing about it all is that it's not your ordinary charity shop, it will stock garments donated by of course you; the people as-well as highstreet retailers from the likes of Harvey Nics to Topshop among many others as-well-as clothing donations from celebrities and designers such as Luella Bartley.

Most of the exclusive designer gear will however be sold in a part of the store which has been named the V.I.P area and will be manned by Grazia staff, celebrity volunteers and specially chosen writers and stylists.
This is an opportunity not to be missed so why not herd to Westfield and see if you can score a designer item or two. You never know what your luck might bring you.