Friday 2 December
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Made in Chelsea star Gabriella Ellis popped in to the British Red Cross shop in Chelsea, one of London’s most upmarket charity shops, for its annual sale of exclusive designer and vintage brands, on Thursday 1 December.
The reality star and pop singer happily posed for photographs while she browsed the wealth of high-end hand-me-downs on offer, before settling on a stunning floor-length summer dress.
The shop on Chelsea’s Old Church Street specialises in designer garments but keeps some particularly fine clothing and accessories for this annual event with designers such as Vivienne Westwood and London-based milliner Louis Mariette donating items.
Shop manager Cathy Shimell said: “This year we’ve had a great selection of garments, bags and shoes by designers such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Fendi, Prada, Gucci, Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood and Hermès, among others. There’s also been some great menswear pieces by the likes of and Gieves & Hawkes, Tom Ford, Hugo Boss and Versace. The customers love it because they know they can get some really unique pieces at a great price. We made over £7000 in just four hours which will go towards helping people in crisis both in the UK and abroad.”
Photographs are available on request and should be attributed to Peter Langdown / UNP. Contact Rosie Stewart on 020 7877 7938, email RStewart@redcross.org.uk or contact the on call pager on 07659 145095.
Notes to editors
The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We are part of a global voluntary network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies.
We enable vulnerable people in the UK and abroad to prepare for and withstand emergencies in their own communities. And when the crisis is over, we help them to recover and move on with their lives.