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Let’s Party! Housing Works Launches Monthly “Editor’s Choice” Shopping Event

Let’s Party! Housing Works Launches Monthly “Editor’s Choice” Shopping Event

Get this great Nanette Lepore and BCBG party outfit at this month’s Editor’s Choice!

Housing Works Thrift Shops is proud to announce its exciting new “Editor’s Choice” monthly sale event! Once a month, a prominent fashion editor will choose a fashion theme and serve as the host of a party and sale dedicated to that theme. And it’s all for a good cause: All Housing Works profits go toward Housing Works’ services for homeless and low-income people living with AIDS.

The new series will launch on Thursday, February 19, with a party and sale at our 17th St. store (143 17th St) from 6 to 9pm dedicated to chic party clothes and hosted by Senior Editor Leslie Price. (Housing Works members get in an hour early! Join today.)

Leslie Price was part of the team that created in 2007. The site has become one of the best online fashion and shopping destinations.

According to Price, spending some time picking out party wear—in addition to enjoying Fashion Week—is a healthy way to take our minds off the sagging economy. “It’s easy to get depressed about what’s going on these days. It’s not fun watching your friends getting laid off and people losing their businesses. If there’s any place to celebrate our newly pared-down lifestyle, it’s at a clothing and furniture re-sale boutique whose proceeds help to support New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS.”

Here are some of the designer labels and swanky party outfits you’ll find at Editor’s Choice this month:

Outfit No. 1: Vintage chiffon shell with gold sparkles, $20, and gold Lurex mock turtleneck dress by Alexia Admor, $50

Outfit No. 2: Black sequined mini by Theory, $30, and black knit with random pin tucks by Plein Sud, $35

Outfit No. 3: Cream Nanette Lepore merino wool capped sleeve cardigan with black sequins, $35, and black lace dress with nude colored lining by BCBG by Max Azria, $50

Outfit No. 4: White shift dress trimmed with white paillettes by Zara Woman, $25, Zebra print denim trench, $15

Vintage accessory: Bow-shaped black velvet cocktail headpiece with studded veil trim, $25

ABOUT HOUSING WORKS: Housing Works is the largest community-based AIDS service organization in the United States, as well as the nation’s largest minority-controlled AIDS service organization. Since 1990, we have provided lifesaving services, such as housing, medical and mental health care, meals, job training, drug treatment and HIV prevention education, to more than 20,000 homeless and low-income New Yorkers living with HIV and AIDS.

Posted on February 19, 2009 at 2:34 am