Brilliant bargains alert. Self-confessed designer fashion lover, Yorkshire lawyer Marilyn Stowe, is auctioning off her collection of absolutely fabulous clothes and accessories in aid of St Gemma’s Hospice this Saturday.
A familiar face from TV and Yorkshire’s top society events, Marilyn Stowe built up the largest family law practice in the UK, with a stellar international client base to boot.
She regularly appeared on ITV’s This Morning as a family law expert, doing those live phone-in thingys with Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield, and was always on the BBC and Sky, too.
So, when a gal has such a glamorous high-profile career, clearly, she needs an equally glamorous wardrobe. Following the sale of her firm Stowe Family Law last year, Marilyn Stowe is selling some of her designer clothes and accessories in aid of a wonderful cause.
She says, “My hobbies, apart from looking after my husband, son and two dogs, have been distance running and purchasing beautiful designer clothes – both were great for stress release”.
The collection is coming up for auction in the Vintage Costume and Textiles Sale at Tennants Auctioneers in Leyburn, North Yorkshire, this Saturday, February 10.
It consists of more than 50 lots including Chanel and Louis Vuitton handbags, Christian Louboutin shoes, and tailored dresses, suits and coats by Givenchy, Chanel, Roland Mouret, Victoria Beckham and Gucci – and many more. Estimates range from £80-120 (plus buyer’s premium) for a pair of Christian Louboutin ‘Newton D’Orsay’ black leather pumps, to £400-600 for a Chanel two-piece black and grey boucle suit. The collection will be available to view at Tennants in Leyburn tomorrow, February 9, and on the morning of the sale.
Marilyn Stowe says: “This sale consists of the best clothes I have collected, donated in aid of St Gemma’s Hospice who took care of my late father, Arnold Morris, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at the same time that my mother, Estelle Morris, was also terminally ill from a diabetic illness. They passed away within 12 days of each other in January, 2013. The proceeds of this sale will all go to St Gemma’s, for the part they played in three bleak, dark months following my father’s diagnosis when none of us knew how best to help him.”
It is SOOO worth a look. Fabulous clothes and bags and shoes, in a much-needed worthy cause. And it sounds like a great day out; there are lots of vintage clothes and collectables being auctioned on that day, too. Take a look on the website.
* Based in Leeds, St Gemma’s is Yorkshire’s largest hospice, offering care and support for local people with terminal illnesses. Founded in 1978, the charity is celebrating its 40th Anniversary Year in 2018.
* A catalogue for the sale of Vintage Costume and Textiles is now on the Tennants website on www.tennants.co.uk
• The Vintage Costume, Textiles, Dolls & Teddy Bears Auction is on Saturday, 10th February, Viewing 9th February. Bidding: www.the-saleroom.com Buyer’s Premium: 20% + VAT (24% in total)
• Tennants Auctioneers is at The Auction Centre, Leyburn, North Yorkshire DL8 5SG Tel: 01969 623780 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org