Retailers sponsor events to benefit local charities
Shop at Saks, save the world. This week, we’re focusing on the charity of capitalism.
* * *On Oct. 27, Frederick’s of Hollywood will hold its 3rd Annual Lingerie Art Auction to benefit the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance. Included are cocktails and auctions of one-of-a-kind celebrity-designed corsets from Charlize Theron, honorary event chairman Julianne Moore and others. 6751 Hollywood Blvd., 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $150- $5,000. Call (310) 491-1401.
* * *Saks Fifth Avenue stores will donate 5% of in-store and website sales Oct. 28-29 to the annual Key to the Cure initiative, founded with the Entertainment Industry Foundation. Buy a Saks T-shirt designed by Diane von Furstenberg and $33 of the $35 cost will go to the cause. Beneficiary is the foundation’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund.
* * *QVC will hold a half-price sale on more than 100,000 pairs of shoes, with net proceeds going to the EIF’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund. Designers donated 80 brands, including Michael Kors, Calvin Klein and Isaac Mizrahi. Ambassadors are “Desperate Housewives” Felicity Huffman and Marcia Cross. To buy, tune in or log on Oct. 26, 7-10 p.m. EST.
* * *Donna Karan hosts a luncheon and fashion show Nov. 15 to benefit Step Up Women’s Network, which promotes workshops, mentoring, scholarships, health programs and career guidance. Celeb hosts are Anjelica Huston and Connie Nielsen. Neiman Marcus, 9700 Wilshire Blvd., 12:30 p.m., Tickets $200-$5,000. Call 213-382-9161.