Bag designer items from celebrities at this virtual car boot sale

Forget your family Zoom quiz, the #SheInspiresMe car boot sale in aid of Women For Women International is the virtual event to get excited about

virtual car boot sale

Forget your family Zoom quiz, the #SheInspiresMe car boot sale in aid of Women For Women International is the virtual event to get excited about

Mark 11am Saturday 16th May in your calendar, because you're not going to want to miss it. The #SheInspiresMe celebrity car boot sale is back for another year, and you can grab some serious designer bargains.

Although normally it would take place in hustle and bustle of London's Brewer Street, this time round the sale will of course be virtual.

The event will be hosted by fashion icon Alex Eagle, and celebrities and brands involved include Alice Temperley, Basma Khalifa, Charlotte Tilbury, Jasmine Hemsley, Kitri Studio, Laura Bailey, Mary Katrantzou, Mary McCartney, Nadja Swarovski, Nicholas Kirkwood, Peter Pilotto, Rosetta Getty, Tibi, Veronica Beard, Veronica Heilbrunner, Zara Martin, Poppy Delevingne, Martha Ward, Louise Roe, Clara Paget, and Manolo Blahnik to name just a few.

All items will be sold in aid of Women for Women International, and after getting a sneak peek of some of the items, we can confirm they will be very much worth it.

Here are some of our favourites, including fabulous leopard print Celine trousers, blue Charlotte Olympia shoes, a Shrimps faux fur coat and a rose gold Monica Vinader bracelet (register and get a first-look at the full catalogue of items ahead of the launch at

To get involved, simply check out the @womenforwomenuk Instagram at 11am to view the full list of sellers. Each celebrity and designer will go live across their personal Insta channels at allotted times throughout the day to give shoppers a glimpse into their own closets.

To bid for their desired item, buyers can ‘swipe up’ on seller’s channels where they'll be directed to the official Women for Women international shopping page. Although shoppers will be selecting items from the comfort of their homes, they're encouraged to be quick - as each seller’s pieces will be available to buy for a fixed time period only.

Offering the perfect opportunity for fashion lovers to shop sustainably and support vulnerable women survivors of war through the Covid-19 pandemic, founder Alex said of the new online initiative:

virtual car boot sale

Host Alex Eagle and Executive Director of Women for Women International, Brita Fernandez Schmidt, pictured at last year's Car Boot Sale

'My friends and I were heartbroken not to be able to hold the 5th annual #SheInspiresMe Car Boot Sale on 16th May due to the Coronavirus outbreak, because we know the funds raised for women in some of the world’s most dangerous places are needed now more than ever.'

'Now, more than ever, is the time for community. So, we’ve set ourselves a challenge to clear our wardrobes and hold a virtual Car Boot Sale. We’re transferring the same spirit of sustainable fashion at great prices online for a good cause - helping women survivors of war, who are facing multiple challenges in this outbreak.'

If you already had zoom plans set aside for Saturday 16th May, we urge you to cancel - when will you get another chance to sift through the closets of the chic elite?

100% of the proceeds from the Virtual #SheInspiresMe Car Boot Sale will go towards their work supporting women survivors of war

Niamh McCollum

Niamh McCollum is Features Assistant at Marie Claire UK, and specialises in entertainment, female empowerment, mental health, social development and careers. Tackling both news and features, she's covered everything from the rise of feminist audio porn platforms to the latest campaigns protecting human rights.

Niamh has also contributed to our Women Who Win series by interviewing ridiculously inspiring females, including forensic scientist Ruth Morgan, Labour MP Stella Creasy and ITV’s former Home Affairs Editor Jennifer Nadel.

Niamh studied Law in Trinity College Dublin. It was after enrolling in a Law & Literature class on her year abroad in Toronto that her love of writing was reignited. In no particular order, her big likes are Caleb Followill, hoops, red wine, sea swimming, shakshuka and long train journeys.