Harvey Nichols launches designer handbag auction on eBay
From September 20 to 29, British department store Harvey Nichols will be hosting a charity auction on eBay. The items on offer are eight exclusive wool handbags that have been especially designed for the occasion by renowned fashion brands. Those are Alexander McQueen, Anya Hindmarch, Burberry, Christian Louboutin, Quentin Mackay, Sang A, Smythson and Vivienne Westwood.
In celebration of the Campaign for Wool, which was launched in 2006 by Prince Charles to educate people on the benefits of using wool, 100% of the money raised by the auction will go to The Prince’s Countryside Fund, an association of brands working together to help British agriculture.
Each handbag is currently on display at Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge, London. The department store chain currently operates 12 branches, most of which are located in the UK but some are also found in Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Hong-Kong. As for eBay, the online auction website has 94 million users and reported a turnover of 9.1 billion dollars (6.3 billion euros) in 2010.
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