Fenwick Is Reopening As A Charity Shop For Two Weeks

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Last Updated 07 February 2024

Fenwick Is Reopening As A Charity Shop For Two Weeks
A glowing green Fenwick sign
Fenwick will temporarily become a glamorous charity shop. Image: Londonist

There were some glum people on our Instagram feed recently, as the Fenwick department store on New Bond Street closed after almost 133 years in business.

But already a new chapter is coming — a short one, at least. For two weeks from 9 February 2024, Fenwick will host a Charity Super.Mkt pop-up, with Shelter, Traid, Shaw Trust and Havens Hospices selling secondhand fashion on the shop floor, where, until very recently, some of the city's wealthiest folks were swiping their Mastercards.

Rails of charity clothes
Image: Charity Super.Mkt

A free launch party on 9 February will feature DJs and a chance to be among the first to have a rummage. Alongside pre-loved items from five charity shops, there'll be some leftover items donated by the designer brands moving out of the store — so maybe you'll score yourself some bargain Dior or Armani.

Alas, Fenwick won't be a charity shop for long; 'rejuvenation' plans are afoot from Foster & Partners architects, swelling the floorspace and hoping to attract new tenants to what'll be a mixed-use development.

Charity Super.Mkt pop-up at Fenwick, 9-24 February 2024