If you love saving up to 90% on designer brands and giving back to great causes -you’ll love Fashion Project. This awesome designer resale site is revolutionizing the way we shop and donate to charities. Here’s how it works: Fashion Project receives donations of new and gently used designer accessories, shoes, and clothing. Each item is assigned a charity beneficiary and listed on the site for sale. Once an item sells, 55% of the proceeds go to the assigned cause. You get great deals on designer items and charities receive generous donations -it’s a win-win for everyone!
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Best of all, because Fashion Project receives the items as donations, they’re able to pass the savings on to you while simultaneously giving back to charities in a big way. If you thought you’d never see a pair of $100 Jimmy Choo shoes, you need to shop Fashion Project! No joke. You’ll find tons of designer items from brands like Stella McCartney, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Marni, Salvatore Ferragamo, Manolo Blahnik, Gucci, Theory, YSL and many, many more! The list of designers is endless. Really, you won’t be able to stop clicking. You can also shop by cause. So, if there’s a charity you’re particularly passionate about, you can shop items that will help benefit your favorite cause.
In short, Fashion Project is pretty much our fave new shopping site. We mean it. We made a purchase last night and raised $76 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Lifelong AIDS Alliance in one click! Shopping has never felt so awesome.
Signing up, donating, and keeping track of your charitable contributions is easy, too. Once you have an account, you’ll find a dashboard with your purchases and how much you’ve raised for charity in the upper left hand corner. And if you want to donate for a cause, Fashion Project makes it easy to send your donations in at no cost -they’ll even provide you with a tax receipt. Pretty amazing, right?
Fashion Project was founded in 2012 by Anna Palmer and Christine Rizk, two Harvard Law grads who came up with the idea while shopping at a thrift store. In addition to donating to charitable causes, Fashion Project has powered Target’s Breast Cancer clothing donation program as well as in-store donation programs with Nordstrom, Helmut Lang, Joie, Milly and Elie Tahari. They’re also part of the exclusive Neiman Marcus InCircle Program.