Charity Event Shopping

Shop for Success with Minnie Driver, The RealReal, Louis Vuitton + The Pearl Source

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Even if you’re not doing much shopping right now due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the upcoming online Shop for Success event maybe of interest.  Dress for Success Women, Wine and Wardrobe event, will be held virtually on Wednesday, August 26.  This event is one to put on your calendar because leading brands and celebrities are coming together to sell fashion and apparel items to  support local women in need of training, development, and professional clothing and accessories for job interviews and everyday workplace attire.

Shop for Success is an initiative from “Dress for Success”  designed to help women in need of proper work attire to get ready for interviews.   In the past, I have donated clothing and funds to this worthy organization to help women.   This year, the organization will be offering an online shopping event featuring a number treasures, including:

  • High-end jewelry donated by The Pearl Source,  one of the largest pearl importers, distributors and online retailers in the U.S.   The jewelry will be offered at discount prices.
  • Fashion items and accessories from Louis Vuitton, Rag and Bone, The RealReal, and Manolo Blahnik.

“Every woman should have the tools they need to nail the job interview or further advance her career, and that includes professional and stylish workplace attire,” said Leon Rbibo, President of The Pearl Source. “Women throughout Los Angeles and the country as a whole are struggling right now. The community needs to come together to support them.”

Pearls from The Pearl Source

Pearls from The Pearl Source are part of the silent auction for the Shop for Success event.

The fundraiser comes at a time where more people than ever find themselves unemployed or underemployed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Studies show that women and people of color have been disproportionately affected, putting many on shaky ground professionally and financially. Retailers, fashion labels, and celebrities such as Chrissy Metz, Minnie Driver, and Zoey Deutch have joined efforts for the event to help offset some of the hardships women face in the Los Angeles area.

Women Wine Wardrobe

Tickets for the Women, Wine & Wardrobe are available now online.

If you are interested in supporting this event, and perhaps getting some great designer goods, or making a donation, visit the Shop for Success Los Angeles website.   A number of items, including Louis Vuitton handbags and Kendra Scott jewelry are already on sale via online auctions to support Shop for Success.   VIP & Platinum tickets, featuring special online event access are now on sale.

Shop for Success Louis Vuitton handbag

The silent auction for the Shop for Success event is now online. Shoppers can bid on this Louis Vuitton handbag and other items.


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