Shelter charity shop sale in Stockbridge


WITH top brand names such as Prada, Dior and Lanvin up for grabs, the January sale was always going to attract a crowd in Edinburgh’s well-heeled Stockbridge district.

Away from the bustling, big name department stores in the city centre such as John Lewis, Jenners and House of Fraser, they queued from before 8am in the hope of bagging a bargain.

But this was a sale with a difference, without the trimmings usually associated with haute couture. The annual sale in this instance was taking place on a thrift shop, on its busiest day of the year.

The Shelter sale in Stockbridge pulled in hundreds of bargain-hunters when the doors flew open at 10am, with many mostly women queuing for almost two hours to avoid disappointment.