Thursday, the Housing Works’ Fashion for Action shopping event opens to the public at the Altman Building in Chelsea. It’s an opportunity to shop 150 brands for a great cause at charitable prices (50 to 70 percent off).
This year, Thom Browne and Co-Chairs Patricia Clarkson, Eva Jeanbart-Lorenzotti, and Rachel Roy kicked off the fundraiser with a VIP shopping preview and cocktail party… Our trusted reader, Deme, attended the preview. She took photos (including snapshots of Thom Browne & Rachel Roy)… and she gives us an idea of what can be had:
The event was bi-level with the first floor more esthetically pleasing and inviting. The lower level housed the dressing rooms and your standard Housing Works racks.
Nearly half of the merchandise was Black Fleece by Brooks Brothers. It felt great knowing purchases were going towards a good cause although I couldn’t help notice that Black Fleece prices were increased from last year’s event (BF women’s sweaters at $150, BF women’s coats $400, BF women’s blazers at $300, men’s BF button down shirts at $60 and more).
Other women’s clothing labels included Tory Burch, DKNY and Izod. But I spotted mostly Brooks Brothers Black Fleece.
Luxury Designer labels could be found in the purse section. Pricing for pictured items included: Stella McCartney Bag (look closely it has her name repeated on it) is $450; Derek Lam at $790 and a Miu Miu handbag at $900.
The sale goes through this Saturday… if you’re in the neighborhood, it’s worth stopping in.
Where/When: Altman Building, 135 W. 18th St (b/w 6th & 7th Aves). Nov 17 to 19, Daily (11-7p).