By Tim Saunders on
The pop up store will include suits, belts, bags and sunglasses from leading labels such as Versace, Prada and Alexander McQueen, with some items donated by Sir Elton’s partner, David Furnish.
“Looking through these clothes brings back years of memories,” said Furnish. “They’re beautiful and have given me a lot of joy. But they’re very saleable, and we can raise a lot of money.”
The singer has sold his clothes at six pop up stores in the past, including the first in 1996 and the last in 2002.
“We always get a fantastic response — I think the idea that the items we all buy and enjoy can help someone in dire need, particularly at this time of year, really strikes a chord,” said Sir Elton.
Prices will range from £30 to £250 for shirts, £15 to £500 for jackets, £30 to £250 for shoes (size 8 and 8.5) and £150 to £750 for suits.
The Elton John AIDS Foundation is one of the world’s leading non-profit organisations funding programmes that help to alleviate the physical, emotional and financial hardship of those living with, affected by or at risk of HIV/AIDS. EJAF was formed primarily to look after the needs of people living with HIV/AIDS in the United Kingdom; it is still the largest HIV/AIDS grant maker in the UK. However, during the past sixteen years, the organisation has also extended the scope of its work, now funding in 15 countries over 4 continents, it is one of the 20 largest international AIDS charities.
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