Junior League to sell new designer clothes for 75% off

September 5, 2008 5:57:28 AM PDT
The Junior League thrift shop in Ardmore will be closing its doors at 2 p.m. Friday-- but just for three hours. From 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., it will re-open for a sale that could have Main Line fashionistas and thrift-shop regulars duking it out for deals.

The thrift shop received a donation of more than 600 items from an exclusive Main Line boutique... That fell victim to the tightening economy.

Heidi Tirjan, President of the Philadelphia Junior League, explained that when Diane Beloff closed her boutique in Haverford Square, she donated the unsold clothing to the Junior League Thrift Shop.

The store will be selling the brand-new, high-end couture items for 75% off their original prices.

For example, a "Red" by Valentino dress that was originally priced at $825 will be on sale Friday night for $206.

Other couture items include a $3,465 blue evening gown that will be priced at just over $866 and a navy blue $640 Calvin Klein pants suit that will be priced at $160.

The store also has jeans, purses, shoes and other accessories -- all brand-new and all 75% off.

The store owner who donated the more than 600 items for sale got a tax break.

Shoppers will save hundreds of dollars.

And the money raised from the sale will be used to support the Junior League's environmental education programs at schools in Norristown and Philadelphia.

Items that don't sell Friday night will remain on the selling floor. Depending on how long it takes for them to sell, they could be reduced even more.

The Junior League Thrift Shop is located at 25 W. Lancaster Avenue.

For more information about the sale, the thrift shop and the Junior League's charitable and educational initiatives: Junior League of Philadelphia


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