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Shop for Success raises nearly $50,000

By Staff | Dec 19, 2019

More than 300 designer-name fashionistas and bargain hunters came together to help raise nearly $50,000 for Dress for Success SW Florida at the nonprofit’s biggest shopping event of the year, Shop for Success.

Held on Nov. 8 at the Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower, the event featured 5,000 square feet of gently used designer fashions, including brands like White House Black Market, Chico’s, Coach, J. Crew, Juicy, Kate Spade, Lily Pulitzer, Michael Kors, Prada, St. John, Talbots and Vince Camuto.

Shoppers explored thousands of items starting as low as $5, including dresses, tops, pants, skirts, suits and jackets in sizes 00 to 26, as well as shoes, handbags, scarves and jewelry.

One hundred percent of the proceeds from the event benefited Dress for Success SW Florida and its mission to jumpstart a woman’s career by providing not only work-appropriate attire through its Suits for Self Sufficiency program, but also education and training through its custom Women Empowered Through Employment Series. Both programs provide tools necessary to create a balance between work and home life, and provide support to overcome life’s hardships.

Dress for Success SW Florida’s 2020 Shop for Success is set for Nov. 6-7.

For more information, visit swflorida.dressforsuccess.org or call 239-689-4992.