Charity shop benefits from a WAG wardrobe clean-out
When charity shop manager Cathy Shimell opened a bag of donations dropped off earlier this month, she was amazed to find a dazzling selection of designer clothing. From Chloe, Yves Saint Laurent and Dolce & Gabbana to Manolo Blahnik and Jimmy Choo shoes, the bounty delivered to the Red Cross store on London’s King’s Road included more than 40 items.
The generous delivery was revealed to have come from Elen Rives, fiancée of Chelsea footballer Frank Lampard, one of the many Chelsea WAGS who frequent the area. Known for their bulging wardrobes of must-have fashion, the WAGS are famed for never being seen in an outfit twice, and the charity shop has benefited from their wardrobe clear-outs.
Speaking to the Telegraph, Shimell raved: ‘I was just so excited because it’s such a treat to get so many beautiful things. They are all size six and from this season.’
A spokesman for Miss Rives and Mr Lampard commented: ‘Whenever they have stuff they no longer use, whenever it’s just lying around, this is one of three shops in the area they donate to.’
The up-market selection will make a huge amount of money for the store, even though they are being sold on at bargain prices. Dresses that would have been bought for up to a thousand pounds are being sold on for around the one hundred pound mark.