Designer Dress Days offer high-end bargains

National Jewish Women's Council of Cleveland fundraiser


CLEVELAND -- Designer Dress Day, hosted by the National Jewish Women's Council of Cleveland, kicks off this weekend and offers a treasure hunt of designer items.

The four-day event is the council's biggest fundraiser of the year.

Linda Barnett, President of the Cleveland Jewish Women's Council, said this year's fundraiser offers more than 10,000 pieces of clothing for sale, including fur coats, dresses and jackets.

"We have all kinds of different designers and wonderful furs," Barnett said.

Fundraiser sales offer designer items at significant discounts, such as a Prada handbag for $125, an Armani jacket for $45 and an $8,000 fur coat for $1,200. Some items are brand new, while others are gently used donations.

"Everything is checked over before we even accept it," Barnett noted.

The fundraiser benefits a number of the council's initiatives, including advocacy, literacy, community service and education programs. The council also has a new awareness program for human trafficking.

The event is held at the Mandel Jewish Community Center, 26001 S. Woodland Road, in Beachwood. A preview day was held Friday and shopping begins Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hours on Monday and Tuesday are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free.

 "They line up at the door and they're waiting to get in," Barnett said.


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