Shelter opens campaign pop up store

Shelter Scotland’s first of a kind pop-up shop has now opened its doors, offering clothes and accessories from designer brands including Biba, Michael Kors and Radley, with all proceeds going to the charity.

The volunteer-run store is the first Shelter Scotland pop-up shop to be situated on an out of town outdoor site anywhere in the UK and will be open through the Christmas trading period until January 2021.

The charity’s new pop-up can be found next to Bodycare and O2 and offers a range of designer brands at discount prices with a selection of high-quality donated clothes as well as vintage one-of-a-kind items. Shoppers visiting the 1800 sq. ft store will also have the chance to sign a petition in support of the charity’s latest campaign, #BuildScotlandsFuture, which calls for more social housing to be built in Scotland to transform the lives of thousands of people.

Ailene Young, head of retail for Shelter Scotland, said: “We’re thrilled to be opening this store at Glasgow Fort, our first on an outdoor shopping site in the whole of the UK.

“We know savvy shoppers will come and browse for gorgeous designer treasure and uncover one-of-a-kind finds on our vintage rail. But don’t just make a fashion statement – make a difference too. Not only will buying from us mean funds for Shelter Scotland to continue its vital work but this shop is also leading the way with Shelter Scotland’s new campaign. Our customers can add their voice to our calls for Scotland to build the social housing we need by signing up to our petition when they visit.”

Phil Goodman, centre director at Glasgow Fort, said: “We’re always working to find new ways to support our local community, and the new Shelter Scotland pop-up gives us the opportunity to do this while also adding to the great range of retail brands we have on offer.

“Homelessness is a real challenge for the city, and I’m pleased that working with such a brilliant charity, we are able to help in some way. I’d encourage all of our visitors in the coming weeks to head into the store– their range is excellent and purchases really will make a difference.”

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