Some of the nation’s hottest celebs including Russell Brand, Kaiser Chiefs, Peaches Geldof, Paul Weller, Jodie Kidd, Jo Whiley, Jodie Marsh, and Howard Marks along with many others, are cleansing their wardrobes in the name of charity, giving visitors of bigwardrobe.com the chance to own some celebrity clobber.
Having hooked up with the new online fashion swapshop that’s gained a cult following just after being launched, the kind hearted celebrities have chosen charities such as Refuge, Focus 12, NSPCC and Marie Curie to name just a few, as the recipients of the proceeds for their items.
Launching on the site on the 1st May 2008, the celebrity wardrobe gives people the chance to combine the ‘looking good’ of celebrity with the ‘feeling good’ of recycling, as bigwardrobe.com encourages people to share their wardrobes in a bid to make fashion more interactive, and eco-friendly.
Peaches Geldof has donated a few gorgeous dresses, jeans and tops, Kaiser Chiefs have donated a funky brown vintage suit and black bowler hat, as well as a signed Kaiser Chiefs shirt and a couple of signed football shirts, while Russell Brand has donated a signed pair of his famous skinny jeans, and Jodie Marsh has donated the provocative pink top she wore when evicted from Celebrity Big Brother.
Stylist to the stars, Bradley Taylor said of the site: “I think what the bigwardrobe.com guys have achieved is amazing! Being able to raise money for charity is great, but when it can be done in such a fun way and where everyone can benefit it’s simply brilliant! I know that the celebrity clients I have love the idea and can’t wait to see how much their stuff goes for!
Everyone’s got something in their wardrobe that they no longer want, but chances are someone, somewhere in the world would. Currently home to over 1000 members, bigwardrobe.com houses designer pieces from Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton, DKNY, Chanel, and Chloe, as well as high street favourites such as Diesel, All Saints, Whistles, Topshop and Reiss. It’s the one stop shop for getting your hands on a new wardrobe without spending a penny, and now members can also get their hands on genuine celebrity togs, whilst also supporting a worthwhile cause.
With members trading free worldwide, many designer items have already travelled the globe and bigwardrobe.com is now well on its way to becoming the world’s biggest online wardrobe, and the only site of its kind offering men’s, women’s and kid’s clothes, as well as shoes and accessories for all ages, shapes and sizes.
The website is completely free to join and use, with no registration or selling fees, and gives members the option to swap, buy and sell their clothes online, or use a combination – as soon as you add items to bigwardrobe.com , you’ll start to receive offers (swaps, cash, or a combination of both) from other members. This new initiative is a further extension to the site that has coined the concept of “shwopping”.
Since its launch, bigwardrobe.com has gained thousands of dedicated members worldwide, and the founders of the site are keen to continue expanding into holding clothes swapping events and more charity initiatives through the website.