The Octavia Foundation works in west and central London, supporting local people during times of personal difficulty or crisis. It doesn’t just consist of the 18 charity shops but is also a local lifeline and occasionally the place of last resort. When you shop or donate in an Octavia charity shop, you are directly contributing to their work and your donations and purchases can make a real difference to those people who might be on the breadline despite living in locations where it’s all too easy to just see the wealth.
Octavia charity shops are renowned for the quality of the donated items that they sell and are in any self-regarding vintage aficionado’s little black book.
Designer and vintage fashion fans are invited to attend two special shopping events hosted by the Octavia Foundation in April and May 2013. Mouthwatering original pieces from designers such as Givenchy, Chanel, Stella McCartney, Missoni, Christian Louboutin and Ossie Clark are just some of the items that will be on sale at the events at the Octavia Foundation’s two flagship charity shops on the Brompton Road and Fulham Road. These events will allow customers to get first dibs on some of their high-end, unique items, specially selected for the occasion. They are also hoping to raise the profile of their fantastic shops to new customers throughout the local area.

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Both Brompton Road and Fulham Road have been refurbished. At the Brompton Road store, a new sales area for accessories and clothing has opened on the lower ground floor and on the Fulham Road; the shop has relocated from 309 to 287 Fulham Road and now benefits from a brand new, boutique style environment.

The event at the charity’s largest store on the Brompton Road will also mark the shop’s 20th anniversary at the Knightsbridge location. In this time, the charity estimates astounding sales of over £6m, with all profits going to support local people and communities.

All of the money raised at the events, and throughout the year at the charity’s 18 charity shops, goes to support the work of the Octavia Foundation.

Both events will offer an exclusive opportunity to browse the charity’s designer and vintage collections, with special offers, treats and refreshments for all guests.

As you can imagine, the capacity is limited at both events, so please RSVP to: info@octaviafoundation.org.uk or call 020 8354 5664.

Thursday 18 April, 5pm-8pm
Octavia Foundation | 211 Brompton Road, London, SW3 2EJ

Thursday 16 May, 5pm – 8pm
Octavia Foundation | 287 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9PZ

Words by Anna Bang

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