Housing Works Fashion for Action

November 8, 2011 by Lila Delilah

Readers always ask us to post about vintage finds but the nature of the business is that there is never enough inventory of the good stuff. By the time a post would go live the item it could be gone –most likely by us. The Housing Works Fashion for Action event is an exception.

Housing Works, which has a mission to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS, hosts this annual event where dozens of high end brands donate their overstock inventory for a major, all-out discount, shopping event. This year, Thom Browne and Co-Chairs Patricia Clarkson, Eva Jeanbart-Lorenzotti, and Rachel Roy will be kicking off the fundraiser with a VIP shopping preview and cocktail party at the Altman Building in Chelsea.

Guests can shop from over 150 brands, which will all be discounted 50% to 70% off retail. We got a sneak peak of what’s in store and know that your mouth will be salivating as much as ours. The Christian Dior Panarea Bag, which retails for $1450 will be priced at just $695, a $528 Marc Jacobs Sweater coat will be priced at $250 and $1900 Brooks Brother’s suit will be $800.

Of course you can wait until November 17th to shop the pubic sale for free but the VIP tickets will assure you get to take home the more popular items. Cocktails, shopping and a good cause? That’s what we call a trifecta!

Fashion for Action 2011 Opening Night Reception
Date: Wednesday, November 16 2011
Time: 6 pm to 9 pm; VIPs arrive at 5:30 pm for preview shopping
Place: The Altman Building 135 West 18th Street, (between 6th and 7th avenues)
Price: Tickets start at $150 click here to purchase.

Fashion for Action 2011 Three-Day Designer Sale
Date: November 17 through November 19, 2011
Time: 11 am to 7 pm
Place: The Altman Building 135 West 18th Street, (between 6th and 7th avenues)
Price: Sale is FREE and open to the public


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