A new shop in Barnstaple is letting shoppers earn extra cash while supporting a domestic abuse charity.

Re:love has opened in Boutport Street, Barnstaple. Picture: ContributedRe:love has opened in Boutport Street, Barnstaple. Picture: Contributed

North Devon Against Domestic Abuse’s (NDADA) new Re:love store opened in Boutport Street today (Friday).

Shoppers who hand in their designer and high-end brand clothing will pocket 50 per cent of the sale, with the other 50 per cent going to the running of Devon’s last remaining refuge.

Alessia Sheldon, the charity’s head of retail, said the store is for anyone interested in fashion, and hoped the shop would engage with more of the community.

“We wanted to create a new shopping experience that would help us engage with a greater part of the community. Shops for charity don’t have to be charity shops,” she said.

“We are passionate about keeping our refuge doors open to anyone who needs them and helping people recover and move forward from their experiences.

“We hope that by presenting a public face with a fresh twist we will be able to create a social shopping hub which not only encourages shoppers into the town but benefits our community and the important work of NDADA.”

Re:love will stock designer labels and luxury brands from the high street. There are also chances for VIP members to get exclusive sale previews and events, and creative workshops.

NDADA’s original Re:store charity shop has moved to 79 Boutport Street and is still accepting regular donations.