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Hundreds snap up Beckham clothes

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Nov 22, 2013 | 8:31am EST

Hundreds of fashion fans lined up for hours to snap up clothes and shoes worn by Victoria Beckham and her husband David at a charity sale on Friday (22Nov13). The generous couple handed 20 boxes of designer dresses, tailor-made suits, and towering stilettos to the British Red Cross to help raise money for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Staff at a Red Cross store in west London delayed their opening time on Friday to prepare for the sale as a queue of eager shoppers snaked around the block, and within hours almost all the items had gone. Out of the mountain of shoes and clothes the superstar couple donated, only an evening gown, a pair of Manolo Blahnik shoes, David Beckham's white tuxedo, some sequinned boots, and a small rail of frocks remained unpurchased by Friday lunchtime. Visitors to the charity store were restricted to only one purchase each, and bosses hope to raise more than $15,000 (£10,000) for the Red Cross' Shop Drop for the Philippines campaign. Several items of clothes - including a Spice Girls-embossed hooded top - will be sold via auction later on Friday. More than 4,000 people died when Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines earlier this month (Nov13).

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