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Mystery donor hands £500,000 worth of designer clothes, bags and 400 pairs of shoes to an online charity shop

  • Anonymous donor gave 150 dresses, 75 bags and £6,000 worth of jewellery
  • Items are being sold via Thrift+, which aims to raise 10x more than charity shops
  • Gifts include Gucci bag popular among WAGs and a chic £2,600 Chloé dress 
  • Mystery donor waived fee and proceeds will instead go to Dress For Success 

By Dianne Apen-sadler For Mailonline

Published: 20:25 EST, 10 January 2019 | Updated: 03:24 EST, 11 January 2019

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A mystery donor has handed £500,000 worth of high end designer clothes, bags and 400 pairs of shoes to an online charity shop.

The huge donation included a chic £2,600 Chloé dress, a £2,500 Gucci bag popular among WAGS and a much sought after pair of £1,160 Alexander McQueen boots.

Now the 150 dresses, 75 bags and £6,000 worth of jewellery bought from leading fashion houses around Europe will be sold via Thrift+ after being authenticated by stunned members of staff.

Designers featured in the mammoth collection also included Stella McCartney and Victoria Beckham - whose dresses retail for more than £2,000 each. 

A mystery donor has handed £500,000 worth of designer clothes, bags and 400 pair of shoes to an online charity shop. Pictured: one of the items donated
A mystery donor has handed £500,000 worth of designer clothes, bags and 400 pair of shoes to an online charity shop. Pictured: one of the items donated

A mystery donor has handed £500,000 worth of designer clothes, bags and 400 pair of shoes to an online charity shop. Pictured: one of the items donated

Joe Metcalfe, who founded the site, said: 'When we received this donation we were shocked. We sold a Louis Vuitton bag within minutes of uploading it.' 

Thrift+ donates 50 per cent of every sale to charity, and aims to raise 10 times more than a charity shop. 

The average price of an item sold on their website is £19 - £9 more than at physical thrift stores. 

Contributors send in their items for free, and the team list the items online, before giving 25 per cent of each sale to whoever sent in their clothes.

In this case, the anonymous donor waived their fee - meaning at least 75 per cent of the proceeds will go to Dress For Success.

The charity helps women who are preparing for their first job interviews. 

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