A co-worker of mine invited me to a clothing sale. Being a collector of a fabulous wardrobe, an appreciator of a great deal and a wanna-be philanthropist, I couldn't resist. This event promised to excite three important facets of who I am.
We arrived at Gilda's club just before 6 to find a long line wrapping around the club and down the block. Then I got scared. What if this turned into one of those crazed Black Friday scenes that they show on the news? It didn't. Everyone moved into Gilda's Club like normal dignified people.
The sale itself was a little unorganized, which was bound to happen with so many people riffling through the racks at the same time. There weren't many sizes to choose from. Most articles of clothing ranged between a size 4 and an 8. If that happened to be you, you were in luck! Oh and Jeanne Beker was there to give us her expert fashion opinion and enforce the rules. You're only allowed to hold 3 items at a time for 10 minutes. Eep! The pressure!
The sale also included menswear, shoes, hats, bags, costume jewelry and cosmetics. All the proceeds went to Gilda's Club, a support club for those with cancer and their families. Once you had done you're shopping, there was a complimentary glass of wine waiting for you. A toast to all your good-doing and thrifty finds.
If you'd like to learn more or get involved, I'm sure Gilda's Club would love to have you. Check out their website here.