There is always a story behind a donation, that makes us wonder......
What about that beautiful silky dress that is in amazing condition, probably worn just once? Didn't it fit the person anymore?
And what about the book about the love found in a hopeless place? Did the donor of the book find the love and wants to pass on the message?
And what about the perfume, still nicely wrapped? Was it an unwanted present? And the pair of heels replaced by a pair of converse?
Change of style and change of life?
And the record that is badly scratched.........has it made many people "shut up and dance"?
Whatever the reason…everything that is kindly donated will find a new lease of life through our shop.
When I say everything, I mean EVERYTHING!
If you don't believe it, come and have a look at our beautiful unique shop, where picture frames become a way to display some shoes and the old top hats become lights.
It's all about being creative. That's why whatever comes through the door is inspiring. Old colourful zips become a background display curtain. Wheels from an old broken bicycle, donated by a guy who still felt very attached to it when he let it go, become a rack for ties and shoes......
And even a fridge becomes a little wardrobe, where we display accessories, shoes and books, to keep them very cool!!! :-)
Every time it's exciting to discover what sort of items people are donating. We know that everything given, no matter the condition, means a lot to the person that once owned it, that's why we try to expose their goodies in an eye catching way and to let them find a new loving home as soon as possible.
If you think that your beloved chair in the corner of your bedroom is not needed anymore....
Bring it to us....
What are you waiting for?
Don't feel sad about letting it go. We will be pleased, we won't say no!!!!
FARA Belsize Park, 204 Taverstock Hill, NW3 2AG – open 10am-6pm every day.