Lawyer Marilyn Stowe auctions designer wardrobe for hospice charity

Four of the outfits up for sale, including a Chanel two-piece suits and a Burberry Prorsum camel coat, cashmere blend, (labelled size 42), with Burberry Prorsum clothes protectore Estimate: 150-250.
Four of the outfits up for sale, including a Chanel two-piece suits and a Burberry Prorsum camel coat, cashmere blend, (labelled size 42), with Burberry Prorsum clothes protectore Estimate: 150-250.
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Yorkshire lawyer Marilyn Stowe, is auctioning off her collection of absolutely fabulous clothes and accessories in aid of St Gemma’s Hospice this Saturday, writes Stephanie Smith.

A familiar face from TV and Yorkshire society events, Marilyn Stowe created the largest family law practice in the UK, with a stellar international client base.

She regularly appeared on ITV’s This Morning as a family law expert, as well as on the BBC and Sky. Following the sale of her firm Stowe Family Law, last year, Marilyn Stowe is auctioning off some of her designer clothes and accessories that she has collected over the decades, in aid of a wonderful cause.

Stowe says: “This sale consists of the best clothes I have collected, donated in aid of St Gemma’s Hospice who took care of my late father, Arnold Morris, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at the same time that my mother, Estelle Morris, was also terminally ill from a diabetic illness. They passed away within 12 days of each other in January 2013. The proceeds of this sale will all go to St Gemma’s, for the part they played in three bleak, dark months following my father’s diagnosis when none of us knew how best to help him.”

"My hobbies, apart from looking after my husband, son and two dogs, have been distance running and purchasing beautiful designer clothes – both were great for stress release”.

The collection is coming up for auction in the Vintage Costume and Textiles Sale at Tennants Auctioneers in Leyburn, North Yorkshire, this Saturday, February 10.

Lawyer Marilyn Stowe

Lawyer Marilyn Stowe

The uber-chic collection consists of more than 50 lots including Chanel and Louis Vuitton handbags, Christian Louboutin shoes, and tailored dresses, suits and coats by Burberry, Givenchy, Chanel, Roland Mouret, Victoria Beckham and Gucci. Estimates range from £80-120 (plus buyer’s premium) for a pair of Christian Louboutin ‘Newton D’Orsay’ black leather pumps, to £400-600 (plus buyer’s premium) for a Chanel two-piece black and grey boucle suit. The collection will be available to view in Tennants’ salerooms in Leyburn on February 9 and on the morning of the sale.

Based in Leeds, St Gemma’s is Yorkshire’s largest hospice offering care and support for local people with terminal illnesses. Founded in 1978, the charity is celebrating its 40thAnniversary Year in 2018.

A catalogue for the sale of Vintage Costume and Textiles is now on the Tennants website, www.tennants.co.uk. The Vintage Costume, Textiles, Dolls & Teddy Bears Auction is on Saturday, 10th February, Bidding: www.the-saleroom.com Buyer's Premium: 20% + VAT (24% in total)

Tennants Auctioneers is at The Auction Centre, Leyburn, North Yorkshire DL8 5SG Tel: 01969 623780 Email: enquiry@tennants-ltd.co.uk Website:www.tennants.co.uk

The lots will all be sold tomorrow (Saturday, February 10) at Tennants in Leyburn.

The lots will all be sold tomorrow (Saturday, February 10) at Tennants in Leyburn.

Some of Marilyn Stowe's incredible collection of designer accessories.

Some of Marilyn Stowe's incredible collection of designer accessories.