Shopping with a conscience as One Good Thing pop-up store comes to Berwick Street

© Berwick Street London

The team at Soho Bikes are among the local businesses who have donated items to the One Good Thing pop-up shop
© Berwick Street London

There’s two types of shopping in life – necessity and indulgence. However, how often do you go shopping with a conscience, knowing the money you’re spending is putting something back?

Well the latest London pop-up will be doing just that – allowing you to treat yourself, while knowing the money you’re spending is going to a good cause. Leading homeless charity The Connection at St Martin’s is opening the One Good Thing pop-up shop in Soho’s Berwick Street from 2-31 March.

The public will be encouraged to donate quality fashion items which will be sold in store to help the homeless. On sale will be designer and vintage clothing, silk scarves, jewellery, leather handbags, pictures, ornaments, antiques and china. Local stores including Universal Works, Soho Bikes and Percival have already helped by donating clothes and accessories to the store.

All profits will go towards helping London’s homeless move off the streets, while the store will provide homeless people from The Connection with volunteering placements so they can gain retail experience and the skills to help them in future employment.

Lance Kuhn, Enterprise Manager, from The Connection says: ‘We are very excited about our first retail opportunity in Westminster – the London borough most affected by homelessness. I encourage any individual or business to donate and buy from our shop, One Good Thing and make the difference to a homeless person’s prospects.’

  • One Good Thing, 2 Berwick Street, Soho, W1 0PB. Nearest tube: Piccadilly Circus or Oxford Circus. Open from 2-31 March 2015. Opening hours: Monday – Friday 11am-7pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 12-6pm. For more information, visit Berwick Street London’s official website.

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Media professional who was born, brought up and now works in London. My blog is a guide to London - what's on, festivals, history, restaurant reviews and attractions, as well as the odd travel piece. All images on my blog are © Memoirs Of A Metro Girl, unless otherwise specified. Do not use without seeking permission first.

Posted on 28 February 2015, in London, Shopping and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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