Closet Raid for Charity

Wouldn’t it be a Swapaholic’s dream come true to shop the closets of the most stylish women in town? Well, while it’s not technically a swap, we’re psyched about this fabulous event going on tomorrow in Boston, since Amy & I love anything that involves “gently worn” designer clothing and charitable giving.

Inspired by local celebrity castoff consignment events held by Lisa Pierpont at Boldfacers, Alison Barnard, owner of two of my favorite boutiques, twilight and in-jean-ius in the North End, purged her closet of the things she no longer wears (some only worn once) and convinced 10 of her friends to do the same — including customers, employees, and Stuff Magazine editor Erica Corsano. Barnard says that her friends were always raiding her closet and trunks anyway, and she always wanted to be able to use that opportunity somehow to give back to a charity she felt passionate about.

So, tomorrow, for one glorious day only, Boston bargainistas will have the opportunity to snatch up these gorgeous secondhand garments and accessories starting at just $5 a piece, with 100% of the proceeds going to support Women for Women International (an empowering non-profit Barnard fell in love with while watching Oprah!)

There’ll be something to fit every style and shape, plus nibbles & sips throughout the day. If you go, send us a picture of your scores and we’ll post them here!

Closet Raid for Charity
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

12 Fleet Street
Boston, MA 02113
Cash only!

*Image from New Brahmin