Mary Portas' Living & Giving Comes To Wimbledon

Shop will boost funds for Save the Children charity

Mary Portas' latest Living & Giving for Save the Children charity shop opens in Wimbledon Village on Saturday (August 22).

Shoppers can expect to find new and second-hand designer items from names including Ralph Lauren, Hoss Entropia, J Brand, Melissa Odobash, Caramel Baby & Child and Goat. 

At midday, new shop manager Alice Whitehead will open the doors and welcome shoppers to enjoy a glass of celebratory bubbly. 

Opening day festivities include live music from local up-and-coming singer songwriter Mallory Tor and complimentary relaxing hand massages from the Neal’s Yard beauty team. There's the chance to win a Diptyque candle as part of a silent auction, and all those who bring donations on opening day will receive a goody bag of fashionable treats.

There's fun for all the family as little ones can enjoy entertainment including face painting, balloon modelling and more from Dantastic Productions.

Mary's newest shop has been designed on a voluntary basis by Wimbledon College of Art graduate Ollie Piper and India Hessian, both of whom also design stores for the British clothing retail company Ted Baker. Inspired by Wimbledon's rich equestrian history, Ollie and India have added interior touches including brass and leather fittings and stable doors. 

All profits from sales in store go directly to Save the Children who help the world's most vulnerable children and their families. 

Mary Portas said: "I am thrilled to announce the opening of the newest edition of my Living & Giving shops. Wimbledon Village is a fabulously chic location and the sense of community here is second to none. We are looking forward to getting to know our neighbours and opening up this unique space, where locals can get together and shop in an exciting new environment."

To donate stock or to enquire about volunteering visit our website at or call 020 8944 6336.  All profits raised from the Mary's Living & Giving Shops goes to Save the Children’s life-saving work to help children and their families.

August 19, 2015