Shop number three for Brandon in Bristol
Brandon Trust has just opened its third shop in Bristol with the mantra: "If you think you know charity shops, think again."
Situated at 144 Whiteladies Road (BS8 2RS), store number three is following in the footsteps of the other two, in Gloucester Road and Cotham Hill, by offering everything from designer items, current trends, and beautiful vintage pieces, to gorgeous handcrafted goods from the various Brandon social enterprises such as pottery, tiles, and wood crafts. It has a bigger children's section too.
Shop manager Lou Minchin said: "We’re offering a high-quality charity shopping experience.
"The reaction has been brilliant in the first week. We’ve been busy with donations, shoppers, and lots of people offering to volunteer."
It’s been a year-and-a-half since the first shop opened on Cotham Hill and the charity’s presence on Bristol’s high streets has steadily grown.
Lou added: "Having a third shop in Bristol gives us a solid alliance and a chance to shout about the great work of Brandon Trust. I’m very proud of the team involved. I want to build our reputation and see the shops flourishing.
"Shop three has more space and gives us a chance to focus more on the products from our social enterprises. There's a strong link between all three with the team members working across all the shops."
The Whiteladies shop is finding its feet and is in constant need of donations over the door, no matter how small, and would be particularly grateful for clothing at present. Contact the shop direct on 0117 973 7727.
All three Brandon shops are open to shoppers daily from 9.30am-5.30pm.