Empty Shop cleans up in Manchester

Manchester Arndale’s charity fashion initiative, The Empty Shop, has returned to the city for the fifth year.

Generous shoppers and Manchester fashion brands have donated a staggering two tonnes of clothing to the initiative, which includes £56,000 of new samples from N Brown.
Clothing was collected at a drop off point at Manchester Arndale and is now on sale at the Goodstock shop, which is situated in the heart of Manchester’s student district.
So far, The Empty Shop initiative has raised £35,000 for local charities. Money raised this year will go to V•Inspired and Centrepoint, which directly benefit Manchester’s young people.
David Allinson, centre director at Manchester Arndale, said: “Once again we are overwhelmed by the generosity of the Manchester community and its fashion businesses. The calibre of clothing donated this year is fantastic, from vintage collectible football shirts to high-end designer items. The sale of the clothing will help raise vital funds for our brilliant charity partners and the work they do for Manchester’s young people.”

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