Mary Portas opens new Save the Children shop in Islington

Mary Portas and Save the Children chief executive Justin Forsyth at the opening of her new shop on U

Mary Portas and Save the Children chief executive Justin Forsyth at the opening of her new shop on Upper Street - Credit: Dieter Perry

The queen of shops Mary Portas has opened her new store in Islington.

On Saturday, the celebrity retail consultant cut the ribbon on her latest Mary’s Living and Giving Shop, in Upper Street, part of a chain created for Save the Children.

It will be jam packed with must have pieces which have been kindly donated from luxury and premium brands and every item donated or sold will be used to fund the work done at the international children’s charity.

Mary said: “I am thrilled to announce the opening of the newest edition of our Living and Giving shops as Upper Street is a fabulous location and close to the heart of London’s creative industries.

“We are looking forward to getting to know our neighbours and creating a unique space where locals can get together and shop in an exciting new environment.”

The grand opening of the newest branch was attended not only by the retail royalty herself, but also Justin Forsyth, the chief executive of Save the Children.