Donated Jimmy Choos snapped up

A CHARITY shop in Woodbridge is celebrating a “tremendous day” trading as three of the four pairs of designer shoes donated anonymously at the weekend were sold this morning.

Lizzie Parry

A CHARITY shop in Woodbridge is celebrating a “tremendous day” trading as three of the four pairs of designer shoes donated anonymously at the weekend were sold this morning.

Helen Forbes, manager at Oxfam said interest in the brand new Jimmy Choo shoes over the weekend was so intense, there were two eager bargain hunters queuing to be the first in this morning, before the shop opened.

And such was the excitement at such a rare find that three of the pairs were immediately snapped up raising �720 for the charity.


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Mrs Forbes said: “One lady bought the cream and the purple sling back sandals, and I think they are destined for New York.

“She said her daughter is getting married out there so I think they are for the ceremony and the reception.

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“Another lady who was also waiting this morning bought the gold wedges even though they didn't fit her. So we only have the boots left.”

The mystery still surrounding the generous donation proved intriguing for many shoppers in Woodbridge over the weekend.

“We still don't know who dropped them off,” Mrs Forbes added. “Over the weekend the shop was packed, people have been standing outside in the street gazing at them and some people have just come in to touch them.”

Although no stranger to all things designer, Mrs Forbes said to have four brand new pairs of Jimmy Choos donated to the shop was a real treat.

“It is modern day treasure in an old fashioned charity shop, youngsters love it to them they are something of real value.

“We are very lucky here; I am sitting next to a Jenny Packham top, her designer dresses start at between �2000 and �3000.

“And yesterday we had a brand new men's Yves Saint Laurent suit donated so we are quite lucky with designer labels. We are quite used to lovely things.”

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