The nation’s favourite retail guru, Mary Portas, is back and this time she’s transforming Britain’s charity shops and the way we perceive them. Many charity shops have become little more than dumping grounds and up to 70% of donated stock is unsalable and has to be sent for rag or straight to landfill, and charity shops end up paying thousands of pounds just to get rid of the rubbish.
Mary’s going to change all that. She believes that charity shops deserve a more prestigious place on our high street, and that it’s time that everyone woke up to their potential as shopping destinations. In order to fully understand charity shop life, Mary is turning shopkeeper and taking control of one store in a bid to increase their profits. Can Mary teach the old dears who run it new tricks? Can she overhaul the sad and tired clothes and bric-a-brac that currently get dumped at the shop door? Will it work? There’s only one way to find out.
Mary’s Living and Giving Shop – raising money for a variety of great causes – is now open at Westfield. To find out more click here http://www.graziadaily.co.uk/maryslivingandgivingshop.