Having designed lines for House of Fraser, and with Mary Portas charity shops, Mary's Living and Giving, now a recognisable feature in many areas of London, Mary Portas clothes have become a staple in the wardrobes of Londoners .
Also known for her business-related television shows (Secret Shopper, Queen of the High Street) Mary Portas is an expert in the business of British fashion, with a focus on the future of the traditional high street.
Things to do in London: Mary Portas talk
In conjunction with the promotion of Mary Portas' new book, Shop Girl, Portas will be giving a talk at the Southbank Centre. The book chronicles the journey of her life, from growing up in Britain in the 1970s, to experiencing the bitchy fashion glamour of Harrods in the 1980s where Mary, Queen of Shops was born.
This is a chance to find out who the woman behind Britain's most famous bob really is, and learn about the tragedy that made her appreciate and value community.
Book now to ensure that you don't miss this informative fashion event in London.
|What||Mary Portas, Shop Girl, Southbank Centre|
|Where||Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Waterloo (underground)|
On 26 Mar 15, tbc
|Price||£12 (£26 for book and ticket)|