Sellers will take over Sook Space in London's West End to raise money for charity
University of the Arts London student, Alice Ferris, 22, has organised a charity pop-up shop, hosting a collection of vintage clothing sellers in aid of Marie Curie, a charity caring for individuals with terminal illnesses.
The pop-up will take place at Sook Space, 58 Oxford Street on November 19 from 11am-8pm and will host a range of vintage and second-hand clothing sellers. Each seller has pledged to donate a percentage of their sales on the day to Marie Curie.
The pop-up aims to raise money for the 2022 UAL Machu Picchu trek, of which Ferris is the challenge leader, and in-turn for the trek’s cause – Marie Curie. The Machu Picchu trek team chose Marie Curie to raise funds for because of last year’s drastic drop of donations due to the pandemic.
Ferris told _shift about the team of 17 students at UAL, who each must raise £3490 to participate in the trek. The vintage charity pop-up is part of her fundraising.
When asked why she decided to host the pop-up, Ferris explained:
“I am an MA fashion design management student. My course has a focus on sustainability and ways we can expand the product life cycle, such as shopping at vintage shops to give clothing a second life. I also personally love visiting vintage shops and supporting small businesses. This [pop-up] would be a great way to do that, while raising money for charity.”
So how do the vintage sellers help the cause? Ferris understands the benefit that each seller provides through social media exposure, which will drive traffic to the event as well as their promise to donate a proportion of their sales to the charity organisation.
So, who will be at the pop-up?
Sooki Sooki Vintage
Sooki Sooki Vintage is a vintage boutique owned by Lapoze Judaku that specialises in Y2K and 70s inspired clothing.
Christie’s Cupboard is an East London-based Depop shop that curates handpicked vintage 90s and 00s clothing.
Created by Annie Hibberd, Retro Rail mainly specialises in true vintage and 70s garments.
Studio Pascale Eliza
Pascale Eliza is a clothing brand that hand-curates vintage and designer pieces.
East-London based vintage clothing shop Vintage Paradise stocks handpicked vintage items from the 90s and 00s. The brand has two stalls inside Brick Lane Vintage Market as well as a shop on Brick Lane. Manager Jodie Trott, 21, told us of the brand’s excitement to “contribute to a cause close to so many hearts” and “give back to a creative community”.
Shop the brand on Depop and in-store at 220 Brick Lane.
O. F. Picks
O. F. Picks is a verified Depop brand which sells 90s clothing and handmade jewellery.
Shop the brand on Depop.
Owned by Kitty Smith, Kitty Cat’s Vintage is a Depop shop which specialises in 90s and early 00s clothing.
Shop the brand’s Depop.
The pop-up is open for one day only in November 19 at Sook Space, 58 Oxford Street.