If rummaging through rails of second-hand clothes on a treasure hunt isn't your idea of fun then Oxfam's latest project may change your mind. And if it is, you're in for a treat. The charity has teamed up with Selfridges and is opening The Oxfam Curiosity Shop in the London department store's Ultralounge on the lower ground floor.
Each piece of vintage and designer clothing has been hand-picked by Jane Shepherdson, CEO of Whistles, from pieces that have been donated across the country, so you can be sure that it will be stocked full of fashion-forward finds. And alongside the clothes, furniture, art and books you have the chance to get your hands on some very special items.
A host of A-listers have donated their wardrobe favourites to the store, and they will be auctioned online while the store is open. So you can snap up Alexa Chung's Mulberry suit (pictured), the Vionnet dress that Carey Mulligan wore to collect her BAFTA or Stella McCartney's over-the-knee boots. Just visit www.oxfam.org/curiosityshop to see what's on offer and to place your bid.
The Oxfam Curiosity Shop opens 14 May in Selfridges and will close on 20 May.More