NEW YORK, April 21, 2010 – New York’s leading fashion fundraiser featuring clothes and accessories from top designers such as Carolina Herrera, Christian Lacroix, Douglas Hannant, Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren, Manolo Blahnik, Coach, Burberry and more, will kick off with a preview event on Wednesday, May 12th, followed by the public sale Thursday, May 13th through May 16th. Supported by actress Kim Cattrall, the 38th annual event also features clothing donated by Vogue’s Hamish Bowles.

Photograph of Kim Cattrall

POSH benefits Lighthouse International, a leading non-profit organization dedicated to fighting vision loss through prevention, treatment and empowerment.

The four-day sale features thousands of items, including new and gently worn clothing, shoes and accessories for women, men and children. New items are replenished daily.

According to Kim Cattrall, a star of the upcoming movie Sex and the City 2. “I have been involved in Lighthouse International’s POSH sale for years. I absolutely love the idea of fashionable philanthropy, shopping for great bargains and helping a truly wonderful organization at the same time.“ Funds raised from POSH help support a variety of services enabling children, music students, teens and older clients of Lighthouse International to enjoy independent and productive lives.

This year for the first time, Lighthouse International, in partnership with 1STDIBS.COM, the online marketplace for antique, mid-century modern furniture, estate jewelry, vintage watches, haute couture and vintage luxury, will run an online sale, so people outside of the New York metropolitan area can also get bargains online while simultaneously supporting a worthy cause. Featuring some 40 items, the auction will go live on May 12th.

Leading up to the POSH sale, acclaimed fashion designer Carolina Herrera and 1STDIBS.COM founder and president Michael Bruno will be honored at an exclusive kick-off benefit, Tuesday, May 11th at The Oak Room at the Plaza Hotel. Herrera has donated some of her timeless designs, which will be available for purchase at the POSH sale.

Sponsors of POSH are: 1STDIBS.COM, WNYW-TV/Fox 5, The New York Times, Time Out New York, Metro, CharityHappenings.org, and CBS Outdoor.

WHAT: New York’s leading fashion fundraiser, offering new and gently worn, vintage designer clothing, shoes and accessories for women, men and children. Funds raised at the POSH sale support Lighthouse International, a leading non-profit organization dedicated to fighting vision loss through prevention, treatment and empowerment.

WHO: Items donated by POSH honoree and fashion designer Carolina Herrera, European Editor-at-Large for Vogue Hamish Bowles, actress Kim Cattrall and designers including: Carolina Herrera, Bettye Muller, Burberry, Christian Lacroix, Classics Collection, Coach, Douglas Hannant, Furla, Joan Rivers, Manolo Blahnik, March Boutique, Nicole Miller, Oscar de la Renta, Rachel Roy, Ralph Lauren, Theory, Tracy Reese, and XOXO, among others. Fashion hosts include Hamish Bowles, Amy Fine Collins and Lorry Newhouse. Dinner hosts include Marjorie Gubelmann, Alison Sarafim, Amanda Brooks, Alexandra Kotur, Charlotte Moss, Candy Pratts Price and Claire Watson.

WHEN: Preview and Cocktail Party: Wednesday, May 12, 4 – 8 pm

POSH Sale: Thursday, May 13 – Saturday, May 15, 11am – 7pm & Sunday, May 16, 11am – 5pm

WHERE: Lighthouse International: 111 East 59th Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues)

CONTACT: Arielle Himy, Dan Klores Communications, arielle_himy@dkcnews.com (212) 685-4300 or Isaura Nunez, Lighthouse International, inunez@lighthouse.org (212) 821-9551.

 

 

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