Chaired by Thom Browne, the event featured silent auctions, a cocktail reception, and a slightly chaotic sample sale. Over 150 top designers donated over $1 million worth of clothing, shoes, makeup, and accessories, which were sold at 50 – 70% off. Unlike many sample sales in New York, selling last years old merchandise in model sizes featuring price tags still way above the average persons budget; this sale provided great pieces at prices way below retail.
All the proceeds from the event went directly to Housing Works, an organization that serves the homeless and low income people of New York living with HIV and AIDS. Through social enterprise businesses, this organization is able to support over 20,000 people by providing lifesaving services such as housing, medical care, meals, and job training.
Visit Housingworks.org for information on how you can help this wonderful organization.
The 7th annual shopping event marks Housing Works’ 20th year trying to end the dual crises of homeless and AIDs.