OXFAM in Henley Market Place doubled its normal takings after a makeover.
The charity shop sold almost £7,000 of stock after re-opening on Monday last week following the £55,000 refit. Women’s and children’s clothes sold particularly well and china cups and saucers also proved popular.
Deputy manager Ali Jinman said: “The support from our customers has been overwhelming and our takings have been phenomenal.”
Mrs Jinman, who has worked for Oxfam for three years and in Henley for a year, added: “It is fair to say it was our best week ever and I’d like to thank all our customers for bearing with us when we were closed. The reaction to the refurb has been very positive as people like the fact the shop reflects Oxfam’s work and what we stand for. We have still been busy this week, although it has not been as manic.”
The store was closed for three weeks while new energy efficient lighting, heating and recycled flooring was installed.
Mrs Jinman said the new layout had made it easier for disabled people and people with pushchairs to access the shop.
The store’s autumn/winter stock was held back to coincide with the re-launch.
Mrs Jinman said: “We are feeding out new stock all the time and in the next three or four weeks we’ll be bringing out all the winter party wear.”