A mystery designer donation to charity shop gets tongues wagging in Chipping Campden

We received a very special anonymous donation at our charity shop this week. A donor, who didn’t wish to be named, delivered the very chic designer gown at the weekend. Part of Emilio Pucci’s Archivio Collection, the dress is worth over £1,500. The charity suspect it may have been bound for the bright lights of Cannes but has landed in their charity shop.

The Florentine designer and his eponymous company, is synonymous with geometric prints in a kaleidoscope of colours. Throughout the decades his designs have been worn by everyone from Sophia Loren to Jackie Kennedy. And latter-day pop icons, such as Madonna in the early 1990s. Pucci’s iconic bright designs are created for women who want to look chic and elegant. The gown, which is size 12, is on sale at the Campden Home Nursing shop at Lower High Street, Chipping Campden, for the bargain price of £300

Helen Makaritis, General Manager of Campden Home Nursing, said: “We occasionally get well known people in the shop who want to give discreet and generous donations. We are so grateful – this type of support helps us to continue to provide our services free of charge to the local community for many years to come.”