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3 million viewers watched our shop being transformed on BBC2’s Mary Queen of Charity Shops programme in 2009.

We worked with retail guru Mary Portas to transform the shop in to a mecca for fashion-savvy shoppers across the South-East.

Since then, we have moved from the original shop featured on Mary Portas' show, to a much bigger shop at the war memorial end of the high street. It is visited by lots of regular customers and has a real sense of community. The shop usually has a stand at the Petts Wood 'May Fayre'.

Shop Leader Liz Wells and the team have a beautiful store unlike any other high street charity shop. We have a fantastic team of volunteers, both young and old, making it one of the friendliest Charity Shops you’ll visit.

We sell almost anything! (But not videos or electrical equipment). Look out for the appearance of Graeme's button box and the trays of seasonal plants grown for us by volunteers.

We have a strong emphasis on ladieswear, including designer (Prada, Burberry, Ted Baker), high street and vintage/retro. There's also clothing for men and children. We also keep an extensive range of paperback books, often featuring an 'Author of the week'.

Come and visit, bring us a donation, look around and we guarantee you’ll find something you’ll love!

You can also find us on Facebook - search for "STC Orpington”.


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