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Brighten up your Autumn/Winter wardrobe with hidden designer gems

19th September 2014 Print
St Peter's Hospice Winterwear

Winterwear doesn’t need to be boring as proven by Bristol’s much loved local charity shop chain St Peter’s Hospice whose hidden designer gems on the racks are providing people all over the city with an exciting new-season wardrobe.

Stocking the latest trends, colour palettes and fabrics the 47 St Peter’s Hospice shops in the area often surprise shoppers with what is on offer.

Pre-loved items from French Connection, Topshop, Austin Reed and Christian Dior can all be found on the rails of the stores, confirming that charity chic is alive and well.

From stylish jumpers and coats to winter boots and handbags shoppers are spoilt for choice. And there’s something for the boys too with suits, shoes and accessories all in store at less than half the price of most retailers.

Roger Childs commercial director for St Peter’s Hospice said: “Everyone knows that charity shops are much better value for money than high street shops but what a lot of people don’t realise is the quality of stock that comes through our doors.

“We regularly see designer items being donated and we go on to sell them for less than half the original price. The clothes we put out on our rails are always great quality and some even still have tags.

“There’s also the added fun of shopping at charity shops like St Peter’s Hospice as you never know what hidden gem you’re going to find and as the season is changing now is the perfect time to try.

“Updating your wardrobe with a few key items or even giving it a complete makeover can get expensive though so we’re encouraging people to visit one of our shops to see what they can find.”

As Bristol’s only adult hospice, St Peter’s Hospice cares for more than 2,670 patients each year as well as supporting family members.

All services are provided free of charge but this care costs around £18,000 a day. For around £14,000 of that, the hospice relies on gifts in wills, kind donations and funds generated by the hospice shops.

With shops in Bedminster, Backwell, Knowle, Kingswood, Keynsham, Yate, Horfield, Long Ashton, Chipping Sodbury, Whitchurch, Hanham and Bristol City Centre as well as many others, you will never be far from your nearest shop.

Roger continued: “Of course we wouldn’t have the wonderful things to sell if it weren’t for the kind donations from our supporters. Anyone who’s sorting out their wardrobe ready for winter, please do remember to drop your pre-loved items at one of our shops.

“Updating your wardrobe at St Peter’s Hospice makes great sense – you’ll have new look, more money in your purse and you’ll be supporting Bristol’s only adult hospice at the same time.”

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St Peter's Hospice Winterwear