Give and Get This Holiday Season
The holiday season is all about giving to others, but it can also mean getting yourself things you feel you deserve after a long year's work - which probably implies buying yourself a beautiful designer designer item.
This year you have the option of doing both at the same time, but with spending way less money.
Imagine snagging really unique and hard-to-find second-hand, vintage - and if you're really lucky: new, un-worn - pieces like the ones below, AND having the money you pay go to families in need.
That's when fashion and charity come together, and we say it's a pretty sweet deal.
Gianfranco Ferre Jacket
Fratelli Rossetti Brogues
Atelier Max Mara Coat
Don't Miss Out
If you think so too, then you MUST go to Fashion For a Cause's annual Christmas sale starting tomorrow December 5th, and running through the 6th and 7th from 10am till 7pm at the Red Cross Center in Rabieh.
You may have heard about it or seen some photos pop up on your Facebook newsfeed, but here's everything you need to know about this weekend's most interesting fashion event.
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About Fashion For A Cause
Fashion For a Cause (FFAC) is an event that occurs twice annually in collaboration with the Red Cross, section Antélias-Naccache in Rabieh, selling clothes for Women, Men, Kids along with Accessories, Homewear, Deco Items, Books and Toys (new or in perfect condition) - all of which are personal donations from people.
FFAC is an independent group that was founded in 2003 by Roula Yazbeck and Hala Abouchaar and includes around 10 volunteers.
If you'd like to donate some of your old things, you can drop them off at at the Red Cross branch in Rabieh at the event this weekend or any other time of your convenience as they accept donations all year long.
FFAC uses all proceeds of the sales to prepare food parcels for deprived families and is able to help a bit more than 500 families.
How admirable is that.
Hunt Down Some Cool Fashion Items
2,000 Pieces Are Waiting For YouOver the years, more and more people have been donating their clothes to Fashion for a Cause and this year alone, you can expect to see a whopping 2,000 pieces of clothing items. You'll find an eclectic selection of second-hand clothing, designer brands, vintage, as well as non-branded items for both women, men, and kids.
Some Designer Brands You'll FindJust listing these brands is making us tingle with excitement - breathe in, breathe out - okay here goes. You'll find many designer brands including: Chanel, Alaia, Karl Lagerfeld, Sonia Rykiel, Yohji Yamamoto, Christian Lacroix, Rochas, Antonio Marras, IM Isola Marras, Max Mara, Prada, Elie Saab, and Maison Martin Margiela.
Expect These Price RangesLast but not least, the most exciting part of FFAC is the prices you'll snag these items. The average price for branded designer items is $80-$100 - some are undoubtedly more expensive, but even so, they remain to be completely affordable. The average price you'll find for non-branded items is $20.
Pieces You'll Find at FFAC
So, there you have it, your Friday afternoon plan.