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Nordstrom’s New Boutique Puts Charity Centerstage

Blackbook informs us that shopping giant Nordstrom will be setting up a non-profit shop in New York City’s Soho neighborhood. The high-design charity boutique is an already-existing concept, and a successful one at that. Merci, a concept store in Paris, was founded by the past owners of Bonpoint, a fancy children’s clothing line. After selling… More »


Catfight: Jezebel Creates A College Fund For “16 & Pregnant”‘s Tyler And Catelynn — Rad Or Wrong?

When I read that our blogger friends at Jezebel.com started a PayPal account for a “college fund” to help Catelynn and Tyler, the teens who gave their daughter up for adoption on “16 and Pregnant,” my heart melted a little bit. “Catelynn and Tyler have won us over, exhibiting strength and maturity in the face… More »


What’s Up For Bid At The Ralph Lauren Pink Pony Auction?

Ralph Lauren has his own breast cancer foundation called the Pink Pony Fund. To raise money during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, he’s holding an enormous auction of luxury goods, getaways, and experiences. You wouldn’t believe some of the stuff you can bid on! Internships at top magazines! Dinners with celebs! Walk-on roles on TV shows! More »


Open For Discussion: The Breast Cancer Snuggie And Other Random BCA Products

I’ve thought a lot about retailers who create charity products to aid crises or support foundations, and I honestly can’t decide whether consumerism and charity—both for shoppers and retailers—is a good or bad thing. When a company sells a product that benefits charity, are they genuine in their desire to help? Or are they looking… More »


Is Target Knocking Off TOMS Shoes?

I’ve been wanting to buy a pair of TOMS shoes for a while … but not from Target. Browsing the shoe department at Tar-jay this weekend, I noticed a cute pair of navy-and-white striped canvas loafers with a straight cut across the top of the foot. Very nautical, very Connecticut. One problem: they look a… More »


Giving Designer Fakes A Good Home

Here’s one use for fake goods we can get behind. More than $3.6 million worth of counterfeit goods in the form of 109,300 pairs of shoes, 10,000 pants, and 2,592 sweaters were seized in the Los Angeles/Long Beach seaports, but instead of simply trashing the fakes, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection decided to donate… More »


Cute New TOMS Charity Shoes

Do you like water, shoes, and looking good? If so, hot damn, have we got the shoes for you. Well, actually, TOMS has the shoes for you. Their new design collaboration with charity: water, a non-profit that builds clean wells in communities that need them, has turned up a couple pairs of rather adorable kicks. More »


Stars Who’ve Auctioned Off Dates With Themselves For Charity

Since celebrities are so into “giving back,” they often participate in charity auctions. And what better to auction off than … time with them. Above, check out some of the celebrities who have auctioned off dates with themselves for good causes in the past two years. Kind of shocking that Simon Doonan brought in significantly… More »


It’s A Floating Beer Pong Table For … Breast Cancer?

Here’s some, uh, unique charity: $2 from every $39 Pink Edition Portopong inflatable beer pong table will go to the Keep A Breast Foundation for education about breast cancer prevention.

It is indeed commendable that Portopong raised $2,500 last year for the Keep A Breast charity and this year they hope to raise… More »


My First Time: The Revlon Walk For Women’s Cancers

As a busy New Yorker whose normal weeknight get-home time is 9 p.m. if not later, I’m pretty selfish about my Saturdays. There are no plans to be made before 2 p.m. — no, I can’t get to that toddler’s birthday party in Brooklyn at noon; nope, I don’t care if there’s a free yoga… More »


Axe Undie Run Challenge Encourages Charity, Girls In Panties

If you thought the Boobquake was a stupid activist statement, hold onto your panties! No, seriously, hold onto your panties: Axe Body Spray is hosting the “Axe Undie Run Challenge” at 10 colleges around the country to see who can donate the most clothes to local homeless charities … and also, to get… More »


How Much Would You Pay To Intern At Vogue?

Desperate for a fashion internship? Daddy ready to shell out a few dollars to help you get your foot in the door? Then get to bidding, because charitybuzz has a very special offering, all thanks to the queen of fashion. With a generous donation to the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights, you’ll be… More »


Kiehl’s + Celebs Make Earth Day Products We Can Support

Cue the Earth Month product marketing. Each year around this time, we start receiving dozens upon dozens of press releases heralding April launches that are so loosely tied to anything remotely environmentally-friendly we have to laugh. Refreshingly, there’s no greenwashing here: Kiehl’s (who maintains a recycling program in their stores), teamed up with Julianne Moore,… More »


A Sweet Rock ‘N’ Roll Bracelet That Benefits Women, Too

Bracelets that benefit causes aren’t always the cutest, but jewelry designer Danielle Stevens is changing that with her Women for Women bracelet. Throughout March, which happens to be National Women’s History Month, Danielle will donate 60 percent of online sales of this badass leather and chains bracelet to Women for Women International, an organization that… More »


Get Rid Of Your Old Jeans For A Good Cause

We know you own a lot of denim. So when you tire of those blue jeans, don’t just throw them in the trash. Gap recognized the fact that many people own multiple pairs of jeans, which adds up to a huge waste. So, in an effort to reduce and reuse, the brand teamed up with… More »


Could You Spend A Whole Day Barefoot?

Already known for his charitable moves, Tom’s Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie created a business plan which allowed him to give back to children in need while selling shoes to the masses. To continue his mission, Blake is hosting the third annual One Day Without Shoes campaign on April 8 with a barefoot walk on the… More »


Now You Can Shop Oprah’s Closet

Oprah Winfrey is all about the generosity. After all, she devotes an entire episode of her talk show each year to gifting the guests with her favorite things. Now, in an effort to “de-clutter” her life, Oprah went through her entire closet, and chose 150 items to sell on eBay. But while I’ll go through… More »


Simon Cowell Releases His All-Star “Everybody Hurts” Remake

Oh, that Simon Cowell. Just when Celine Dion, Wyclef Jean, Kanye West, Miley Cyrus and company were feeling all good about themselves for remaking “We Are The World” to raise money for Haiti, Simon releases his celebrity all-star version of “Everybody Hurts.” Jon Bon Jovi, Rod Stewart, Mariah Carey, and many others pitched… More »


Check This Out: Scarlett Johansson Designs For Haiti Relief

Scarlett Johansson is the latest celeb to hop on the designs-for-Haiti bandwagon. ScarJo was able to quickly contribute to the cause thanks to her position as a Mango campaign girl and Oxfam ambassador. The result of her efforts: a tote bag design (available Mar. 1) that features an old-fashioned map of Haiti. No need to… More »


Chelsea Clinton Makes You Sweat For Haiti, And 5 Other Wacky Relief Efforts

There’s a whole lot of philanthropy for Haiti going around these days, which is heart-warming. I guess everyone has their own way of going about things, which is maybe why Chelsea Clinton organized a fundraising spin class at SoulCycle in New York. To get on a bike for the class, participants gave donations ranging from… More »