Ever wanted to have your own designer handbag? Well now you can for a fraction of the price and all for a good cause. When Save The Children launches their Christmas Bag to Save a Life Appeal on November 24, fashionistas can bid to get their hands on bags from Christian Louboutin, Mulberry, Jimmy Choo, Miu Miu, Prada and many more in an online auction that will go live that day on www.savethechildren.org.uk/bag2savealife.
Bag to Save a Life is supported by a whole host of celebrities and designers who have donated their own handbags or handbag designs to raise money for the charity’s life saving work in the poorest countries.
“Bid high! Bid so much higher than you think you will or can!” says Tilda Swinton. "Think of a dicey number and double it. And then double that. No fancy bag can ever carry what your generosity will mean to the children it will help to live.
“Make this beautiful object truly valuable by investing real money in real life – and carry the evidence with pride. Don’t count the cost. Think of it as paying something back for all there is to be grateful for in your days.”
Brands such as Angel Jackson, Smythson, Aspinal, and many more celebrities have also lined up to donate bags including Erin O'Connor, Georgia May Jagger, Kristen McMenamy, Jorgie Porter, Julia Restoin Roitfeld and friend of Prince Harry Florence Brudenell-Bruce (Kate Spade).
The starting price of all lots will be set at around a quarter of the bags’ recommended retail price. Save the Children is also urging the public to show their support by donating and dropping off unwanted bags at any of their Save the Children stores around the UK.
Kate Redman, Save the Children, said: "Midwives and nurses around the world use bags to carry vital medicines such as vaccinations and rehydration salts to protect children from killer diseases. These bags save lives and so could yours.
“Give a child a chance this Christmas – see if you’ve a bag you’d be happy to donate to one of our shops or try your luck on our exclusive auction.”