What have YOU bought at our charity shop?

18 June 2009

Mary's Living and Giving Shop has been open only two weeks, and we've already broken records - taking over £70,000 thanks to your kind donations! Save The Children calculates it costs just £5 to save a child's life, which means you've already helped save over 14,000 children. Finding that out this morning almost gave us as much of a buzz as discovering that Marc Jacobs/Mulberry bargain deep within the rails. We said almost! Because one of the best things about this process has been scoring an amazing fashion piece at a fraction of the price thanks to the retailers, celebrities, fashion insiders and members of the public who have donated to the charity shop. We did a quick hose down of the Grazia office - and asked our Twitter followers - what they've bought at Mary's Living and Giving Shop!

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson bought a Nicole Farhi dress at the end of her afternoon shift!

Mary Portas picked up two Jaeger pieces: a printed brown dress and gorgeous blouse.

Graziadaily's Fashion Assistant Katie Jackson also got lucky with Jaeger, finding ‘a turquoise silk blouse that'll be perfect with denim shorts.'

Emmaakb got ‘some fab mulberry shoes!'

Lauren Murdoch-Smith, Grazia's Assistant Beauty Editor, bought a beige smock dress form Reiss for only £35. ‘I love it and can't wait to wear it!'

suzymckeever scored a beautiful silver broderie anglaise dress ‘for my friend's wedding'

Grazia's Lucinda Greasley found an early father's day present: a Margaret Howell shirt!

Londoner_ makes us all jealous because she picked up some Manolos...

charlielamar bought an American Apparel hoody and a silver and gold waist belt. And was ‘very impressed with the offering of designer shoes too'

Our Health Editor picked up some J Brand skinny jeans for £45

jemappellekaz got ‘the most amazing Chanel style Jaeger bag for only £60! Love it!'

Grazia News Features Editor Polly Dunbar ‘perhaps slightly shamefully' bought a Marc Jacobs jumper dress which had been donated by someone else in the office. ‘When I put it on it suddenly occurred to me whose it was but I bought it anyway as I love it!'

natashabailie told us she's picked up ‘faux furs, 80s bow clutch and an original "berketex" bridal dress!'

Lauren Laverne got into the shopping spirit whilst working on the till, too. She bought the purple Mulberry closed-toe stacked courts.

Sara Rumens, Grazia's Lifestyle Picture Editor, bought a Celia Birtwell for Topshop silk dress which she "missed when they were available in the shops so I was thrilled to find one second hand!"

Happy shoppers all round. So if you haven't already checked out our charity shop, get down to the Village at Westfield, like now! And don't forget to let us know what bargains you picked up, too!


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