Stars including Gwyneth Paltrow, Elizabeth Hurley and DAME Shirley Bassey have helped raise thousands of dollars for charity by donating their designer cast-offs to a U.K. department store's garage sale.
The celebrities cleared out their wardrobes for The Really Really Great Garage Sale at London's Selfridges store on Sunday (15Nov09) in aid of the Mothers4Children charity.
A pair of Bassey's shoes sold for $160 (£100), while Paltrow and Hurley's unwanted clothes also helped raise much needed cash.
Funnyman David Walliams, British singer Louise Redknapp and TV presenter Denise van Outen were among the stars manning stalls, each garnering more than $8,000 (£5,000) in profit.
Redknapp says, "It's actually hard to part with things because as I was putting it in the bag, I thought, 'I might wear that.' And then something kicked in and I thought, 'This is going to help a lot of children in difficult periods of their lives', and that's more important than me wearing it on a Saturday night out."