Wannabe wags stampede charity shop after England international footballer donates thousands of pounds worth of designer clothes
Wannabe WAGs have descended on a charity shop after England international footballer Ben Foster donated thousands of pounds worth of designer clothes.
The haul – estimated to total more than 200 items – includes a £700 pair of Christian Louboutin shoes being sold for £50 and a Stella McCartney sequin cardigan worth £855 priced at a tiny £55.
Thrifty fashionistas queued hours before the Women’s Aid charity shop in Shirley, West Midlands, opened this morning (MON).
They had been alerted to the bargains after the West Bromwich Albion and England goalkeeper tweeted he had dropped off a pile of his wife, Kate’s unwanted threads on Wednesday September 24.
The 31-year-old stopper tweeted: “Just dropped off a tonne of Top designer women’s clothes, shoes and children’s toys @womensaid on Stratford rd in Shirley, go check it out.”
Included in the four boxes and two bags of donated clothes were sunglasses by Chanel, Prada and Dior all which can be snapped up for £45.
There were also two pairs of sought-after Victoria Beckham jeans available from £40 – a price as tiny as the former-Spice Girls singer’s waist.
Rachel Taylor, the retail manager for Women’s Aid in Birmingham, said: “I can’t believe it- it’s crazy around here.
“Normally we’d be lucky to see a couple of people on a Monday but to have some queuing before we opened is madness.
“I’d been on holiday when Ben dropped all the clothes off but I knew about it quickly as he tweeted about it.
“We’re so grateful – not only is it a wonderful donation but he’s helped raise the profile of Women’s Aid by tweeting us.”
It took manager Ashleigh Healy six hours to price up the haul.
She said: “I had to look online to find out how much the clothes were worth as we had no idea where to start.
“We have set prices for tops and trousers and try to make sure that all things are around the same price.”
Foster, a former Manchester United starter, lives in Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire, with Kate and their two kids Louie and Olivia.