Our Fashion Project boutique sale ends tonight, and there are still items up for grabs! It’s your last chance to shop the once-loved items of our editors, all to benefit one of our favorite charities—Girls Inc., an educational organization that helps mentor young women across the country on gender, economic, and social issues. Fashion Project is offering up the pieces from our closets at steep discount, and all for a good cause. Shop guilt-free and nab some great items. So, visit the site now to check out what’s left and snatch it up for yourself before it’s too late!
We’ve spent the past few months combing our closets and purging once-loved items in order to create our very own designer boutique—to benefit one of our favorite charities—and it’s officially open for business today. We’re proud to announce of our partnership with Fashion Project, a highly curated designer resale (new or slightly worn) charity site, to offer up clothing, shoes, handbags, and more and a steep discount. For every purchase you make, 60 percent of the proceeds will benefit Girls Inc., an educational organization that helps mentor young women across the country on gender, economic, and social issues. So head over, check out our our 71 items up for grabs, shop guilt-free, and perhaps even get inspired to contribute, too. Not sure where to start? Pick up this month’s issue to check out our organizing story, “Conquer Your Closet” (p. 359) — also available for download on your tablet — and dig into your wardrobe for donations. Bonus: You can select the charity of your choice.
A sampling of items available, from top to bottom: Senior market editor Dana Avidan-Cohn’s Trina Turk dress, originally $379, now $95. Fashion director Cindy Weber Cleary’s Vivienne Tam cardigan, originally $580, now $75. Style director Melissa Rubini’s Prada heels, originally $1,450, now $595.
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If you’re planning to stock up on budget-friendly summer essentials, let your dollars work overtime at Kohl’s. The retailer just launched its new Candie’s for Kohl’s Cares collection, a lineup that features summer getaway must-haves like polka-dot flip-flips, tropical print totes, and pastel sunglasses, with nothing over $10. But here’s why we really like it: 100% of the net profit will be donated to the Kohl’s Cares initiative, which donates to American Cancer Society’s Midwest Division and the Southeast Wisconsin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Head to kohls.com to start shopping the collection now.
Plus, see more launches you’ll love in our gallery!
Dee Ocleppo and husband Tommy Hilfiger are giving back this Mother’s Day with the launch of a collection of handbags Dee designed to benefit Autism Speaks, a leading science and advocacy organization dedicated to autism. “It’s a very important cause for me,” Dee told InStyle.com at the line’s launch at the Lamb’s Club in New York City this week. “Both Tommy and I have children that are on that spectrum, so this my way of showing more support.” The bags range from $20 to $110 and include totes, satchels, and clutches, each of which is reversible to maximize usability. The best part—100% of the proceeds will be donated to Autism Speaks. To purchase a bag and support autism research, head to autismspeaks.org.
Plus, go inside the party to celebrate Tommy Hilfiger’s partnership with P.S. ARTS.
Diane von Furstenberg made her first appearance since getting in an accident (she’s stylishly recovering in a DVF-print-covered sling) for the 4th Annual DVF Awards, held at the United Nations in New York City last Friday, where her presence radiated empowering messages. “I don’t think that you need the word powerful if you say woman,” designer told InStyle.com before honoring five women who have made it their life’s work to help other women and award $50,000 grants to their corresponding non-profits. This year she honored Vodianova, Robin Roberts, Andeisha Farid of the Afghan Child Education and Care Organization, Sunitha Krishnan of the anti-trafficking organization Prajwala, and Tammy Tibbetts, who received the People’s Voice Award for her education charity She’s the First. Von Furstenberg continued to emphasize the strength of women when she took the stage to address the crowd: “I have never met a woman who is not strong,” she said. “They don’t exist. Sometimes they’re not allowed to show their strength by a father, a brother, a religion, or sometimes they don’t even know that they’re strong, but then tragedy happens and miraculously the strength always comes out of a woman.” To learn more about the DVF Awards head to the dvfawards.com. Click the photo to the right to see more of this weekend’s star-filled parties!
This morning, InStyle editor Subira Shaw stopped by The Today Show to discuss six fashion companies and three basic-needs brands that follow the one-for-one business model—you buy one of their products, they donate one special something to a charity in need—just in time for spring gift giving. And we have the full list right here! From Out of Print Clothing, that donates one book for every book-inspired tee you buy, to Baby Teresa, a brand that donates one of their rompers each time they sell one, each has found new ways to give back. Find out more about each of the companies below. More
Now here’s a beauty product that looks good and does good! Bobbi Brown just launched a creme blush-lip tint hybrid called the Pretty Powerful Pink Pot Rouge, and 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Dress for Success charity, a non-profit organization that helps women in need regain their independence and self esteem by providing interview suits, career advice, a makeup bag, and a one-on-one beauty lesson from a Bobbi Brown pro. We’re loving how this little pink pot can give to the awesome cause wherever you are, plus its universally-flattering hue and multi-uses add only more fabulousness to its appeal. Pick one up for $25 at bobbibrown.com.
For more beauty we love, see our editor’s picks in the gallery.
Target’s Next Designer Collaboration Has a Charitable Touch, Thanks to Lauren Bush Lauren’s FEED USA PartnershipMar 11, 2013 @ 1:34 pm
Target is known for its amazing designer collaborations—Missoni, Prabal Gurung, Gwen Stefani, to name a few—and now, it’s adding a charity element to its next big partnership: FEED USA + Target. The retailer teamed up with Lauren Bush Lauren’s FEED organization to create 50 limited-edition pieces set to hit shelves this June, including home goods, stationery, apparel, and accessories with prices ranging from $3 to $400. Most importantly, the Target line will incorporate the main element that made the FEED charity so popular: Each sale will directly feed children. Sales from the Target line will benefit Feeding America, a national hunger-relief charity, and even better, each product will features a number on it showing exactly how many meals it provides. “Through product sales, we hope to provide 10 million meals to Americans in need, which would make it the largest U.S. initiative in FEED’s history,” Lauren said in a statement. “I am proud that we will be able to empower guests to make a measurable impact through the purchase of the FEED USA + Target collection.” Support the cause by Tweeting the hashtag #FEEDUSA and by shopping the collection, in stores and on target.com starting June 30th.
Plus, see which other causes celebs and fashion brands get behind.