Shopping

Sweet (Pink) Charity

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and more designers than ever are showing their support with special-edition products, the proceeds of which support nonprofit breast cancer organizations. Charity has never looked—or felt—so good. Herewith, our favorite BCA picks.

Be a (warm) Pink Lady this fall with another piece of outerwear from the Ralph Lauren Pink Pony Collection, a chic down vest with a distinctive quilt pattern and the eternally stylish logo. Proceeds from the sale of Pink Pony items benefit Polo Ralph Lauren’s Pink Pony Campaign. $498/Ralph Lauren. Photography courtesy of Ralph Lauren

Yet another crave-worthy item from Dallas designer Tory Burch: the limited-edition Pink Puffer Vest adorned with gold logo buttons. During the month of October, 15 percent of proceeds from sales of the vest will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (up to $10,000). $295/Tory Burch, Highland Park Village. Photography courtesy of Tory Burch

Wear your heart on your sleeve—and chest—with iconic designer Michael Kors’ limited edition t-shirt, a slim-fitting white top adorned with ombre hearts and created exclusively to benefit Saks Fifth Avenue’s 2009 Key to the Cure campaign. More than $30 from each shirt sold will be donated to local charity partners. $40/Saks Fifth Avenue, Galleria Dallas. Photography courtesy of Michael Kors

Think pink with the Lacoste polo featuring an oversize crocodile logo, another product from the brand’s line designed to honor Breast Cancer Awareness month. Lacoste will donate 10 percent of proceeds from the collection to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. $85/ Lacoste, NorthPark. Photography courtesy of Lacoste

Score an “it” bag and good karma with the Coach Brooke handbag, a plush leather purse in a glamorous berry hue, with a roomy interior and plenty of pockets. Twenty percent of proceeds will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. $358/Coach, NorthPark. Photography courtesy of Coach

Show your passion through fashion. With every step you take in these adorable open-toe ballet flats by Nicole, you’ll know you’ve helped support a good cause. Get a complimentary matching pink scarf with every purchase. One dollar per pair will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. $79/lou lou.

-i-Honor someone whose life has been touched by breast cancer with the New Balance BCA Customizable Sneaker from the Lace Up for the Cure® Collection. Personalize the tongue of the shoes with your name of choice and one of the following phrases: “In Honor of,” “Running for,” “Survivor,” or “Lace Up!” New Balance will donate up to $1 million (with a guaranteed minimum donation of $500,000) from the proceeds to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. $149.99/
www.nbwebexpress.com. Photography courtesy of New Balance

Created to raise breast cancer awareness and prevention among young women, Pony is donating $3 from the sale of each pair of “Check Your Self” sneakers to the Keep a Breast Foundation. The whimsical design by artist and Keep a Breast supporter Pepa Prieto are guaranteed to raise your coolness factor. $50–$75/Finish Line, NorthPark. Photography courtesy of Pony

If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then David Yurman is our new BFF with his Sterling Silver Tag Necklace, a timeless pendant encrusted with Rhodonite and boasting personalized engraving in pave diamonds. For the month of October, David Yurman will donate 10 percent of proceeds from the purchase of the necklace to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. $450–$950/David Yurman, NorthPark. Photography courtesy of David Yurman

In need of a personal spending stimulus? Visit Nordstrom during October and get this gorgeous scarf (designed by college student Dianna Quinteros, winner of the Hanae Mori National Art Contest) free with any Hanae Mori purchase of $75 or more. A portion of proceeds from Hanae Mori Butterfly Parfums will go to the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund. $75 and up/Nordstrom NorthPark. Photography courtesy of Hanae Mori

Make a powerful statement with the latest product of Swarovski’s partnership with The Libby Ross Foundation, the Alana Light Rose pierced earrings. Proceeds will benefit the Yoga Program for Breast Cancer Survivors, a charity devoted to providing yoga classes to breast cancer survivors, aiding in both their mental and physical recovery. During the month of October, Swarovski will donate 10 percent of sales of its breast cancer awareness collection to the organization. $90/Swarovski, NorthPark. Photography courtesy of Swarovski

Let your jewelry do the talking with the Brighton 2009 Power of Pink Bracelet. Adorned with a heart-shaped charm featuring pink enamel designs, the piece slides open to reveal the inspirational slogans “Trust your journey” and “Everything is possible.” Brighton will donate $10 for each bracelet sold to a breast cancer organization. $48/Brighton Collectibles, NorthPark. Photography courtesy of Brighton

Play up the prep in any outfit with Lacoste’s limited edition belt, complete with the iconic crocodile. Ten percent of the collections’ proceeds during the month of October will benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. $55/Lacoste NorthPark. Photography courtesy of Lacoste

Turn a bad hair day into a good one with the Coach ponytail scarf, a gorgeous silk accessory that can turn drab to fab. Twenty percent of proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. $38/Coach NorthPark. Photography courtesy of Coach.

Want designer shades sans the post-splurge guilt? Try BCBGMAXAZRIA’s limited-edition “Believe” sunglasses, created in partnership with ClearVision Optical. BCBGMAZAZRIA will donate at least $25,000 from the sale of the specs to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. $125.99/BCBG NorthPark. Photography courtesy of BCBG

Protecting your peepers has never looked so good. This chic pair of shades has a modern shape, sleek design, and a subtle logo to boot. Proceeds from the sale of Pink Pony items benefit Polo Ralph Lauren’s Pink Pony Campaign. $190/Ralph Lauren. Photography courtesy of Ralph Lauren

Tiring of trends? Try something timeless with Oakley’s special-edition “Enduring” sunglasses, a product from their partnership with the Young Survival Coalition, a nonprofit breast cancer support organization for young women affected by the disease. Oakley will donate $20 from each sale to the organization. $130–$165/Oakley, NorthPark. Photography courtesy of Oakley

Aveda Hand Relief doesn’t just soothe dry skin; it also helps diminish the signs of aging thanks to vitamins, humectants, plant emollients, fruit acids, and antioxidants. Aveda will donate $4 from each sale to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation with a maximum donation of $300,000. $21/Aveda stores and salons. Photography courtesy of Aveda

The potent blend of carrot protein and Vitamins C and E in Darphin’s Arovita C Energic Firming Cream provide skin with enhanced elasticity, renewed radiance, and protection from environmental damage. During the month of October, Darphin will donate $20 from each sale of Arovita C Energic Firming Cream to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. $80/The Face Place, 5460 W. Lovers Ln., Ste. 238. 214-350-8898. Photography courtesy of Darphin

Now is the perfect time to indulge in luxurious Crème de la Mer. In order to aid research and increase awareness, La Mer will make a donation of $30,000 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation in connection with the North American sales of Crème de la Mer. A pink box has been specially created for Breast Cancer Awareness month. $130-$1,390/Saks Fifth Avenue, Galleria Dallas. Photography courtesy of La Mer

Spoil your inner child while treating your grown-up skin with Philosophy’s She Colors My Day Charity Bubble Bath, a bubble gum-scented treat that’s as moisturizing as it is fun. One hundred percent of proceeds will go to the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund, created to support the early detection of women’s cancers. $20/www.philosophy.com. Photography courtesy of Philosophy

They say a woman can never be too rich or too thin. We say a woman can never have enough perfume. Try Creed’s delightful Acqua Fiorentina. A portion of all proceeds from U.S. sales will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund. $130–$350/Neiman Marcus NorthPark. Photography courtesy of Creed

Pamper your senses with the floral aroma of Jo Malone Red Roses Cologne and Bath Oil, composed of seven different roses from across the globe. The scent-savvy Malone, a breast-cancer survivor, will donate $5,000 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation in connection with Red Roses Cologne and Bath Oil . $55–$100 for cologne, $60 for bath oil/Neiman Marcus NorthPark. Photography courtesy of Jo Malone

Jessica’s Pink Power Gift Set is a posh polish duo designed as a wearable sign of support for the breast cancer cause. Forty-five percent of proceeds will be donated to the American Institute for Cancer Research. $18.50/ The Color Studio, 17194 Preston Rd., Ste. 110. 972-931-2220. Photography courtesy of Jessica

Make a statement with Essie’s Yes We Can, Pink!, a limited-edition ballet slipper shade designed to serve as a symbol of hope for those affected by breast cancer. In October, 10 percent of the proceeds will be donated to Living Beyond Breast Cancer, which is dedicated to empowering women affected by the disease. $8/Ulta. Photography courtesy of Essie

Few things are more reliable than the just-right hold and shine-enhancing qualities of Bumble and bumble’s Classic Hairspray. Now you can stock up on the salon staple while tapping into your altruistic side; in October, the company will donate $1 from every can sold on Bumbleandbumble.com to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. $12-$21/www.bumbleandbumble.comPhotography courtesy of Bumble and bumble

Dreaming of healthier hair? Apply Tigi’s S Factor Wonderful Tonight intense hair repair treatment to your locks before bed, and wake up to swoon-worthy strands. Tigi will donate $2 from every sale to breast cancer research, treatment, and education at City of Hope, up to $30,000. $60/Toni & Guy NorthPark. Photography courtesy of Tigi

Hair habits have you stuck in a rut? Infuse some fun into the routine with the ghd Pink Limited Edition gift set ($255), which offers a special edition styler with baby pink plates, a matching heat-resistant protector pouch, a hair brush, a pair of styling clips, and a tote bag. ghd pledges to donate $15 to the Young Survival Coalition, an organization dedicated to helping women under 40 who have been touched by breast cancer. Photography courtesy of ghd

Give your morning routine a boost with the Conair Power of Pink hair dryer, a lightweight dryer packing 1875 watts of power, with six speed and heat options, a removable filter, cool button, and concentrator attachment, all perfected with ionic technology. Conair will donate a minimum of $100,000 from all sales to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. $19.99/CVS. Photography courtesy of Conair

When seeking a deep clean on the go, turn to the Clairisonic Mia, a portable, simplified version of the immensely popular Clairisonic skin cleansing system. The pink brush offers sonic vibrations that gently buff skin and detox pores, while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Ten percent of every Mia Pink sold will be donated to breast cancer awareness. $149/Sephora. Photography courtesy of Clairisonic

Craving a color pick-me-up in the midst of fall’s muted hues? Try the Bobbi Brown Pink Ribbon Collection, a limited-edition lip palette featuring Pink Glitter Lip Gloss and Tulle Lip Color. In connection with the North American sales of the Pink Ribbon Collection, Brown will donate $35,000 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. $40/Nordstrom NorthPark.

Protect your pucker from the crisp autumn air with Borba’s Neutraceutical Lip Tint Lovely. Not only do the shea butter and cashmere fibers offer protection, but its soft pink shade also flatters any skin tone. Ten percent of net proceeds will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. $16/www.borba.com. Photography courtesy of Borba

Pluck with a purpose using Tweezerman’s Precision Pink Tweezer, a cotton candy-colored version of the best-selling Slant® Tweezer, guaranteed to make any pruning session more pleasant. One dollar from the sale of each pair will go to CancerCare as well as to other Breast Cancer Awareness charities throughout the country. $20/Sephora. Photography courtesy of Tweezerman

Be pretty in pink with Prescriptives’ Pink Ribbon Palette for Cheeks and Eyes, a limited-edition assortment of flattering shades encased in a special Breast Cancer Awareness compact. Prescriptives will donate $20,000 in connection with North American sales to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. $48.50/Prescriptives counters. Photography courtesy of Prescriptives

Primp like a supermodel with the Estée Lauder’s Elizabeth Hurley Lip Design Collection, which includes Hurley’s favorite pink lipstick, gloss, and pencil. Bonus: your purchase supports Estée Lauder’s $500,000 donation to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. $22/Nordstrom NorthPark. Photography courtesy of Estée Lauder

The KitchenAid Cook for the Cure® 5-Speed Blender, the most powerful blender on the market, will add panache to your kitchen. KitchenAid will donate $15 for each pink blender purchased to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. In order to generate a donation, consumers must go to CookfortheCure.com to register each product. $149.99/Bed Bath and Beyond. Photography courtesy of KitchenAid

The KitchenAid Cook for the Cure® Artisan® Stand Mixer offers a 10-speed control unit and tilt-up design for improved versatility, plus the line’s signature pink adds a splash of color. KitchenAid will donate $50 for each pink Stand Mixer purchased to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. In order to generate a donation, consumers must go to CookfortheCure.com to register each product. $300/Bed Bath and Beyond. Photography courtesy of KitchenAid

Increase the luxe quotient of any space with Antica Farmacista Home Ambiance Fragrance in Peonia Romantico, a chic reed diffuser that subtly spreads a unique aroma of floral, citrus, and woodsy notes. In October, 100 percent of  profits from the Antica Farmacista Home Ambiance Fragrance in Peonia Romantico will go to Gilda’s Club for breast cancer research. $62–$92/Nordstrom. Photography courtesy of Antica

Even your pooch can help spread breast cancer awareness with the Paws for the Cause pet tee ($15). Twenty percent of purchases will be donated to the Komen Dallas County Affiliate.

Fashion meets function with the Brighton Pink Ribbon badge clip, a practical I.D. holder bedecked in Swarovski crystals, which doubles as a symbol of support. Brighton will donate $10 for each badge clip sold to a breast cancer organization. $40/Brighton Collectibles, NorthPark. Photography courtesy of Brighton

Revisit the lost days of summer with Lacoste’s chic pink beach towel, another product from its beach-themed pink collection in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Ten percent of the collections’ proceeds during the month of October will benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. $55/Lacoste NorthPark. Photography courtesy of Lacoste

Do downward dog in style with the Ralph Lauren Pink Pony yoga mat and matching bag. Proceeds from the sale of Pink Pony items benefit Polo Ralph Lauren’s Pink Pony Campaign, dedicated to fighting cancer across the globe, with a focus on underserved and vulnerable areas. $175/Ralph Lauren. Photography courtesy of Ralph Lauren

 

Newsletter

Keep me up to date on the latest happenings and all that D Magazine has to offer.

Comments