Artist and filmaker Miranda July has opened an interfaith charity pop-up shop inside of the popular UK-based department store, Selfridges.
The shop's profits will be split between four charities of the artist's choosing including "Islamic Relief, the Jewish charity Norwood, London Buddhist Centre and Spitalfields Crypt Trust." In addition, each charity is expected to donate 2.5% of its earnings to a third charity of the religious organization's choosing. The store, which is set to open October 22 on London's bustling Oxford Street, will offer secondhand clothes, toys, books and other miscellaneous goods. The store offers consumers discounted apparel and products, while providing a streamlined means of charitable donation that consumers can feel good about.
This unique pop-up shop is considered to serve as an extension of July's performance art, stating the shop represents the art of "inherently participatory conventions of commerce.”
Miranda July is Opening a Secondhand Shop in Selfridges
1. Interfaith Charity Pop-ups - Creating collaborative and inclusive shopping experiences that support diverse charitable causes.
2. Secondhand Retail - Generating revenue and reducing waste through the sale of secondhand goods.
3. Streamlined Charitable Donation - Facilitating easy and transparent means of donating to charities while shopping.
1. Retail - Exploring innovative ways to integrate charitable initiatives into the retail sector.
2. Nonprofit - Partnering with artists and creators to establish unique fundraising channels for charitable organizations.
3. Sustainability - Promoting the reuse and sale of secondhand goods to contribute to a circular economy and reduce environmental impact.