Hundreds queue outside Stockbridge Shelter store for January charity sale

The sale is in its 17th year.

By Elsa Maishman
Friday, 3rd January 2020, 1:24 pm
Updated Friday, 3rd January 2020, 1:27 pm

Hundreds of people have descended on the Shelter Scotland store in Stockbridge hoping to pick up a bargain at the annual January sale.

People were queuing up to enter the store well in advance of the 10am opening, hoping to get access to sought-after bargains first.

Once inside there was barely space to move as eager shoppers hunted through second-hand wares.

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Picture: Greg MacVean.

The sale includes designer brands such as Liberty, Mulberry and Jimmy Choo, as well as a rare Art Nouveau book by Czech painter, illustrator and graphic artist Alphonse Mucha, signed by the author and one of only 252 produced.

Other items on sale include ‘Olivier’s Dream’, a portrait of the actor Laurence Olivier by artist and fellow thespian Antony Sher; a Picquot-ware tea and coffee set with a tray from the 1950s; a limited edition designer umbrella by BLUNT Umbrellas to mark the anniversary of women’s suffrage; and a Mulberry Walter briefcase.

Last year's sale took in £2,000 in the first hour of trading.

The sale, now in its 17th year, opened at 10am at the Shelter Scotland shop at 104A Raeburn Place in Stockbridge.

Picture: Greg MacVean.
Picture: Greg MacVean.
Shopper Carlotta Moro with a mandolin she found in the sale. Picture: Greg MacVean.