Oprah sells off her wardrobe

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  • Oprah Winfrey gives fans a chance to own a piece of her closet

    Oprah Winfrey is giving fans the chance to own a little piece of her style, but rather than start her own fashion line, she has opened a store to sell off her own clothing.

    Oprah’s Closet sits in the corner of a large shop of Oprah souvenirs and memorabilia, which is positioned across the street from where her eponymous television show is filmed.

    The small section features a rail of clothing, which rotates to feature around 20 pieces, each labelled with the tag, ‘Harpo Inc. hereby certifies that the item to which this tag is attached is a genuine garment from the closet of Oprah Winfrey.’

    Clothing ranges in size from a UK size 14-18, and features US high street pieces, such as Banana Republic, to high-end designer, including YSL, Prada and Chanel .

    Explaining the appeal, the New York Times reported from the store this week, and spoke to customer Barbara Jean Hoy. ‘The feeling is, Oprah had this on and now I’m wearing it! When you go in there, you feel just great, like you are somebody, like Oprah is touching you,’ Hoy explained.

    With all proceeds going to charity, the prices aren’t exactly a bargain, but for Winfrey’s many fans, it is a chance to own a piece of their idol.

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