Since 1967 national charity Crisis has been busy raising money for people experiencing homelessness in the UK. In what's becoming an annual affair, from 5 to 14 December Crisis will be hosting a Christmas pop-up, Crisis at the Cop Shop. Aptly named because it will be hosted at the decommissioned police station, West End Central, on Savile Row, the pop-up will be selling brand-new womenswear, menswear, accessories, and gifts donated from some of the industry's favourite brands including Bianca Saunders and Burberry.
Curated by fashion editor Tom Stubbs and Anda Rowland of Savile Row tailors Anderson and Sheppard, the duo have set a goal to raise £125,000 — beating out 2019's £100,000 achievement. The ambitious feat shouldn't be too difficult for frequent GQ and Man About Town contributor Stubbs, who has gone through his Rolodex to secure an extensive list of brands and industry insiders to donate brand-new products, old-season stock, and samples to the pop-up. To keep costs down the event is being staffed purely by volunteers, as shoppers rife through the designer treasures.
'I've seen first-hand how Crisis at Christmas help people in a very human connection way, as well as helping support. We developed a relationship with the charity from there', says Stubbs. 'The fact that Crisis address the omnipresent issue of real people really struggling with homelessness all around us in London makes them a very significant charity organisation that clearly really makes a difference.'
Crisis At The Cop Shop is open from 5 to 14 December with all proceeds going towards Crisis' initiatives to end homelessness.