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Jimmy Choo Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers

Jimmy Choo Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers

Wrought with angst about shopping for designer goodies when there’s a recession going on?  There’s a solution, ya know.  Mosey on over to any of the several fashionista charity auctions and do something good for yourself and society.  Sleeping soundly in those brand new Dior PJs just got a whoooooole lot easier!

Here’s a few online fashion charity auctions that are ongoing, but if you search Google, you’ll find lots of scheduled events routinely put on by celebrities and the like.  Keep in mind though, doing good doesn’t come cheap.

Clothes Off Our Back: Founded by actors Jane Kaczmarek and Bradley Whitford, the Clothes Off Our Back charity auction, which auctions celebrity attire and the like, donates to a number of children’s charities.  Often immediately after big red carpet events you will find gorgeous celebrity gowns to bid on here… never mind that no mere human can actually fit into them.

charitybuzz: Charitybuzz holds auctions that benefit a huge list of charities.  Auctions include chances to hang out with celebrities (e.g., lunch at Le Cirque with Liz Smith and Tim Gunn… I recommend the milk fed suckling pig, just try not to picture Wilbur on your plate); designer fashions (a Donna Karan gown),  jewelry (a Chopard diamond and amethyst watch), and experiences (VIP tickets to Fashion Week); as well as fun beauty excursions (a makeup session with Bobbi Brown‘s make-up team), amongst a host of other options.

charityfolks.com: Charityfolks.com auctions items donated by celebrities, musicians, sports stars and designer brands, among others, and donates to a wide variety of charities.  You can choose to bid by charity, celebrity or category.  They are currently involved in running the fabulous auction that coincides with “The Wizard of Oz Ruby Slipper Collection,” a tribute to the 70th anniversary of the classic movie organized by Warner Bros. and Swarovski. Click your heels together and repeat after me, “There’s no place I can’t go in Jimmy Choo ruby slippers, there’s no place I can’t go in Jimmy Choo ruby slippers, there’s no place… ”

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