Sunday, February 15, 2009

Recession? Not at Housing Works...

While retailers across America are going out of business or closing hundreds of locations, NYC's very own Housing Works is opening NEW locations and adding new events regularly. Perhaps it is good karma? Two exciting events:

1. Housing Works Opening in Tribeca
Housing Works Thrift Shops will open a new location in Tribeca at 72 Warren St. (between West Broadway and Greenwich St.). The Tribeca location will be open for business starting Tuesday, February 24, 2009. Store hours are 11am to 7pm, Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5pm on Sundays.
The store will offer the same selection of secondhand furniture, artwork, clothing, housewares, accessories and books for which Housing Works Thrift Shops are famous. The store will also serve as a donations point for area residents.
A party featuring celebrity auction items and first peek at the store’s sought-after Spring Preview merchandise will take place on Saturday, March 7, 2009 from 1pm to 4pm.

2. editor Leslie Price hosts a sale of the coolest party clothes
Once a month, a prominent fashion editor will choose a fashion theme and serve as the host of a party and sale dedicated to that theme. And it’s all for a good cause: All Housing Works profits go toward Housing Works’ services for homeless and low-income people living with AIDS.
The new series will launch on Thursday, February 19, with a party and sale at our 17th St. store (143 17th St) from 6 to 9pm dedicated to chic party clothes and hosted by Senior Editor Leslie Price. (Housing Works members get in an hour early! Join today.) One of the featured items includes a vintage chiffon shell with gold sparkles, $20, and gold Lurex mock turtleneck dress by Alexia Admor, $50 (pictured above)
Leslie Price was part of the team that created in 2007. The site has become one of the best online fashion and shopping destinations (and more importantly, it links to GSNYC!).

ABOUT HOUSING WORKS: Housing Works is the largest community-based AIDS service organization in the United States, as well as the nation’s largest minority-controlled AIDS service organization. Since 1990, they have provided lifesaving services, such as housing, medical and mental health care, meals, job training, drug treatment and HIV prevention education, to more than 20,000 homeless and low-income New Yorkers living with HIV and AIDS.

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