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More than 100 labels have donated items for a massive DTLA sale, the proceeds of which are going to communities hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. The Sandy Benefit event was dreamt up by the group formerly named Fashion Girls for Japan (it's now Fashion Girls for Humanity), which was founded after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan last year by Kikka Hanazawa of VPL, current Barneys fashion director Tomoko Ogura, former longtime Barneys fashion director Julie Gilhart and PR expert Miki Higasa.
Participants include 3.1 Phillip Lim, A.L.C., Boy by Band of Outsiders, Equipment, Habitual denim, James Perse, Joie, J Brand, Proenza Schouler, Suno, Thakoon, Vince and scores more (click the flyer, above, to view the full list).
The sale is taking place at the suite 1100 of the Cooper Building this Saturday and Sunday and there will be womenswear, menswear, accessories and jewelry—all marked at least 50% off. Unlike other sample sales, you have to buy tickets to gain entrance (it is, after all, a charity event). They're $25 for early admission (10am to 11am) and $5 for general admission (11am to 7pm). If you don't feel like waking up early to shop competitively, you can also donate to the cause right here. Money generated from the sale will be donated to Architecture for Humanity and Waves for Water.
· Sandy Benefit [Fashion Girls for Humanity]