Xantha Leathem has visited the store and is pictured holding Â£ 350 gold cufflinks and a Victoria Beckham shirt
Queuing in front of a charity store to make sure you get a good deal can seem overkill.
But if you’re looking for designer items at a fraction of the usual prices, it might be worth visiting Oxfam’s premier supermarket.
The huge store – 12 times the size of most Oxfam stores – carries luxury goods including a Swarovski crystal necklace, Gucci shoes and Victoria Beckham branded clothing at discount prices.
The 18,500-square-foot store, located on the outskirts of Oxford, awaits hordes of enthusiastic shoppers when it launches today. And the hypermarket also sells parts online for people around the world to browse.
A Swarovski crystal necklace, still in its original box, is priced at Â£ 250, while similar necklaces on the jeweler’s website sell for over Â£ 700.
Oxfam has launched a hypermarket that is 12 times the size of its regular stores and includes an online store that people can browse across the world (file image)
There is too much choice in the Oxfordshire store which hopes to ‘counter the fast fashion trend’ by selling better quality items
Another great deal up for grabs is a black and white Victoria Beckham branded shirt with rabbit details on the collar, priced at just Â£ 14.99. It’s no longer available on the designer’s official website, but similarly styled shirts cost over Â£ 600 meaning the lucky buyer will get a whopping 97% discount.
A brown Moschino belt, normally sold for around Â£ 180, is on sale in the Oxfam Shop for just Â£ 35. While a pair of Gucci men’s shoes, priced at Â£ 19.99, typically cost over Â£ 500. Discounted white goods are also sold, including washing machines and refrigerators.
Truly dazzling: a Swarovski crystal necklace is available for Â£ 250 at the boutique and is sold in its original box
Gucci statement leather shoes are cheaper than the standard price which typically sells for over Â£ 500
Victoria Beckham’s black and white preppy shirt features cute two bunny collar details and can be purchased for Â£ 14.99
Once a basic furniture set, the 1960s Ercol Table and Chairs can be purchased as a set for Â£ 700 from the retail price of up to Â£ 2,000
A brown brown Moschino belt can be yours for Â£ 35 and pair perfectly with the Michael Kors bag on the Ercol table
The first Oxfam opened on Broad Street in Oxford in 1948, and it was the UK’s first charity shop.
Her famous supporters include Kylie Minogue, who donated a sunshade earlier this year, and Cure frontman Robert Smith, who donated a shirt.
An Oxfam in Kensington, London is believed to receive donations from the royal family who live nearby.
The most expensive item in the new shop is an Ercol table set with six chairs, priced at Â£ 700. The premium brand furniture set typically sells for between Â£ 1,500 and Â£ 2,000.
The store prides itself on having very experienced staff and volunteers who review the items and make sure they get the right money for those items. Pictured are gold and onyx cufflinks for Â£ 350
A stylish Michael Kors tote bag typically sells for over Â£ 150, but people can pick one up for Â£ 24.99 from the Oxford Treasury. Famous donors include Kylie Minogue, who donated a sunshade earlier this year, and Cure frontman Robert Smith, who donated a shirt.
An ivory white dresser and vanity mirror are on sale and show the range of items available for purchase
One of the most unusual pieces is a water rower, which recreates the sound of paddles sliding through the water as it is used. Similar machines are normally available for Â£ 1,000, but this one costs just Â£ 400.
Julie Neeve, project manager for the new store, said, âWe have had a temporary donation center for the past two months, and there have been kind donations from the public that have brought them to the site here.
âWe have a great Swarovski crystal necklace, designer shoes, nice handbags. In terms of price, we take a look at what they originally cost and what they are selling online right now. We have very experienced staff and volunteers who review them and make sure we are getting the right money for these items.
âBetter quality items have a better longevity and there is more life in the clothes.
âWe hope to encourage the younger generation to invest in these pieces and counter the trend of fast fashion. We’re full of unique items – it gives people the chance to find things that aren’t necessarily on the main street and great value for money.
A used treasure
Oxfam, founded in 1942, now has 650 stores across the country run by 23,000 volunteers
One of his most unusual gifts was a rare book of 52 prints by Italian artist Piranesi, auctioned for Â£ 30,000.
Over 250 brides bought their wedding dresses from Oxfam’s online store in 2017
Oxfam raises Â£ 1.6million in book sales every month
Last year, the association’s longest-serving volunteer was Roger Baker, 85, who has supported Oxfam for 48 years.