Victoria and David Beckham's Sale to Aid Typhoon Victims Causes 'Massive Queues'

11/22/2013 at 07:39 PM ET

Victoria Beckham shoes donationSAV/Filmmagic. Inset: Wireimage

The chance to get their hands on a pair of Victoria Beckham‘s size 7 designer shoes proved irresistible to hundreds of London shoppers, who turned up in droves outside the Kensington & Chelsea Red Cross to check out the designer’s huge donation. Along with her husband David, Beckham donated hundreds of pairs of shoes and clothing items to be sold to benefit Typhoon Haiyan victims in the Philippines — and drummed up an immense amount of interest thanks to some truly unbelievable photos she posted of the haul on Twitter.

“It has been a crazy day. We’ve had massive queues,” Laura Hicks from the British Red Cross tells PEOPLE. “People were lining up around two-and-a-half hours before we opened [at 11:00 a.m.]. Hundreds of people showed up … Everything was sold by 5 p.m.”

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And for the people who did “patiently queue” in the very cold weather, they were rewarded once inside. “All of Victoria’s shoes were priced at 100 pounds. The only exception was a pair of her long-legged, snakeskin boots, which was for sale at 200. That was the most expensive item for sale,” Hicks says. And the men weren’t left empty-handed, either: “Some of David’s suits were 150 pounds. But there were a lot of Dolce & Gabbana and Versace suits for 100.”

Hicks mentioned that the Beckhams appeared to be closely monitoring the sale, with Victoria tweeting out support throughout the day and wrapping up with the below tweet, showing totally cleaned-out shelves. “They were incredibly generous,” Hicks said. “We hope that the attention this sale brings will encourage other people to clear out their wardrobes this weekend and copy David and Victoria’s example as another way to raise money for the Red Cross.”

All proceeds from the sale will help the Red Cross aid victims in the devastated areas of the Phillipines following last week’s deadly typhoon. What do you think of the Beckhams’ gesture? Would you have lined up for shoes?

–Alex Apatoff, reporting by Phil Boucher

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Layla on

I love the Beckhams. Might as well make money, off things they no longer use. I also like that they kept everything affordable. That way real fans were able to snag the items, and they still raised a good amount of money.

CatW on

LOVE this story and LOVE the Beckham’s ! Please post more positive stories like this and focus on more classy not tacky.Leave that to the National Enquirer :)

Well-Read on

Maybe some of the ‘readers’ will now understand that they donated the shoes and clothes to raise money for the victims of the Philippines and not the actual shoes/clothes themselves.

Katie on

When I first saw this story with the picture of the mound of shoes I originally thought she was giving them to the people in the Phillipines (based on what the title of the article said). I think this is such a great way to make money for something. Many people would love to have something that was owned or touched by a favorite celebrity.

akmgr on

Not really a big fan, but great job V. Beckham. Maybe Kim K can take a page from your book. You donated 100% of the proceeds, Kim is donating only 10% of the proceeds from her sale. Victoria showing some real class.

Kat on

David B’s D&G suits for $100, yeah I’d totally queue the whole day for that.

G.Bainbridge on

It was a very generous act and heartening to know that the money raised will directly benefit people who probably would never be able to own even a portion of the amount of clothing donated by Beckhams in their entire lifetime. Just a note … the prices are given in pounds not dollars. A 100 pound cost is actually about $170 US Dollars.

illy2007 on

Where are the haters now? Hiding under the bed with shame?
Great job Victoria and David! And the prices were so great…lucky who could have been there.

Denise Johnson on

So much better than what Kim Kardashian thought she would do to help with the disaster in the Philippines. She auctioned off all her clothes only to donate 10% of the proceeds to the cause??? Wow I have no words

sandysilva on

Beautiful example! Congratulations to the Beckhams!

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