|top (found at NCJW resale shop)/denim jacket (similar)/Joe's jeans (similar)/Frye Lindsay Plate boots (here)/necklace (similar)/Rebecca Minkoff cupid (here)/Rebecca Minkoff Crosby Sunglasses (here)|
Since having kids (and being forced to shop with them in tow) I've become less and less patient with large retail outlets. Frankly, scouring racks or piles of clothing and two screaming kids don't jive. In addition, I've come to appreciate both the story behind the items I purchase as well as where my *ahem* "donations" are going. The downside of this is that often times the clothing pieces with the most interesting stories (usually designer) often have the most ridiculous prices tags.
I recently discovered the NCJW (National Counsel of Jewish Women) Resale shop, in St. Louis, which has held its annual Couturier Sale since 1964. Throughout the year, NCJW collects donations at their store of some great designer items and sells their favorites at this event. The proceeds from this sale and from the resale shop go to fund vital projects in the community such as The back to School Store, Kid Community Closet, Healing Hearts Bank and Wife-Widow-Woman. (See here for an explanation of each project.)
I prefer when blogs keep it short so, in closing, great prices on great gently used designer items AND you're shopping for a good cause. Win-win-win. See the details for this event below and if you live in St. Louis swing by the store during the sale. See the information for the sale below.
ps. I'm linked up with Spotlight Weekly, Transatlantic Blonde, The Pleated Poppy, and Three-fer Thursday