The genteel London ‘village’ of Primrose Hill is set to witness a stampede next Thursday when designer cast-offs from Harper Beckham’s wardrobe go on sale in the local charity shop.
The stylish three-year-old’s mother, fashion designer Victoria Beckham, is donating 25 outfits from the apple of her eye’s wardrobe to not just any old shop, but Mary’s Living & Giving Shop – the fundraising boutique founded by retail guru Mary Portas.
From 10am on Thursday, June 18, members of the public will be able to snap up little Harper’s collection of Chloé day dresses and coats, Marc Jacobs mouse pumps and Charlotte Olympia kitty flats. The edit also includes items by Roksanda Ilincic and Stella McCartney and more slip-on shoes by the likes of Gucci and Young Versace. All of the proceeds will go towards Save the Children’s work to end child deaths from preventable causes by 2030.
Victoria Beckham, who curated the selection, said she was “delighted” to be taking part in the Fashion Saves Lives campaign, explained: “As a mother, I passionately believe that all children, wherever they live, have the right to a happy, healthy life. Everyone out there can do their part by purchasing or donating, ensuring children all around the world have the opportunity of a brighter future.”
The move follows Beckham’s own wardrobe detox last year, which saw 600 of her belongings sold on The Outnet to raise money for mothers2mothers, a non-profit organisation that trains, employs and empowers mothers living with HIV. And in 2013, Victoria and husband David also donated 20 boxes of luxury wares to a Red Cross charity shop in the capital to fundraise for the typhoon Haiyan appeal.
If you can’t get to north London then donations from Kate Moss and Jade Jagger willl be available to buy on eBay.
For more information visit savethechildren.org.uk