Victoria Beckham clearing out closet for charity

Victoria Beckham. Photo /AP
Victoria Beckham. Photo /AP

Victoria Beckham is clearing out her closet and selling off more than 600 pieces of clothing to raise money for charity.

The Spice Girls star-turned-fashion designer decided to offload pieces from her personal collection after a heartbreaking trip to South Africa earlier this year during which she visited mothers living with HIV.

Beckham's sale includes pieces from designers including Prada and Roberta Cavalli, as well as the white gown she wore to the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles in 2003, and a number of items from her Spice Girls days.

The sale on Theoutnet.com, which will also feature hats, purses and shoes, will raise funds for Mothers2mothers, a charity set up by Annie Lennox's husband Mitch Besser to help HIV-infected mothers in countries such as South Africa, Swaziland and Kenya.

"I came back from South Africa and thought, what can I do to help? I started going through my closet and found so many great pieces that I've worn and thought, maybe I can raise money by auctioning these off... I just want to do whatever I can do," Beckham said in a statement.

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Last year, Beckham and her soccer legend husband David sparked controversy when they generously gave 20 boxes of their designer clothes to a charity shop in London to raise cash for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Ruthless customers exploited their goodwill to snap up items at bargain prices and sell them for a fortune on eBay.

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