Thursday, September 1, 2011

Fashion's Night Out Meets Dress For Success

Posted By on Thu, Sep 1, 2011 at 3:04 PM

For most Boiseans, fashion week in New York City isn't something you mark on your calendars with eager anticipation. Yet the industry-sponsored event Fashion's Night Out has even hit little ol' Boise.

Boise Towne Square is hosting a Fashion's Night Out event on Thursday, Sept. 8, from 6-9 p.m., complete with a fashion show featuring local America's Next Top Model runner-up Chelsey Hersley, sales at participating stores, and a "trend closet" to help even the most clueless of us figure out what's actually in style this decade.

But before you start rolling your eyes or mumbling something about consumerism, there is a worthwhile, and charitable, portion of this event. As part of the evening's activities, anyone who attends is encouraged to bring one accessory or a pair of dress shoes to donate to Dress For Success. The nonprofit organization works with disadvantaged women to help them get back on their feet by providing job counseling and development, including supplying them with a professional outfit to wear on job interviews.

Anyone who donates to Dress For Success during the event will be given a receipt that can be traded for a special thank-you gift from Bobbi Brown Cosmetics inside Macy’s. See? You can look good and feel good.

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