The annual charity POSH sale is taking place this weekend at Lighthouse International in Midtown. The sale offers pieces from a wide-range of designers, including Chanel, Dior, Escada, Ralph Lauren and more. Artsy Anna stopped in yesterday afternoon. Here’s her report:
I hate to knock a sale that goes to a good cause, but the POSH Fashion Sell-A-Thon was very disappointing. Given the designers listed on the sale poster, I thought the sale would include donations direct from designers. That didn’t seem to be the case.
While the women’s clothing had a more generous selection than the men’s, I saw a lot of old fashioned career wear and $20 used Jones New York sweaters. Highlights include a Paul & Joe coat for $495 and a lavender Chanel jacket for $650. There also was a very cool woven, unsigned handbag for $250. Other than these items, nothing caught my eye. There was a wide selection of home goods but you need a good eye and a lot of patience if you are going to find anything worthwhile. The men’s section was thin, with sad looking casual wear and used Nike shoes.
There also was a $30 fill-a-bag room, but the clothes in these bins would be better off donated to the needy. You’re better off going to Housing Works.
All the proceeds from this sale benefits Lighthouse International’s mission of fighting vision loss through prevention, treatment and empowerment.
Where/When: Lighthouse International, 110 East 60th St. (b/w Park & Lexington Aves). Thru Sunday Sept 23rd ; (11-7p). Admission is $5/per person at the door.