Continuing in its quest to help find a cure, Bloomingdale's is once again putting together a spectacular showcase for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Significant partnerships with The Estée Lauder Companies and Polo Ralph Lauren will enhance offerings to customers and benefits to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) in 2009. Exclusive merchandise, exciting special events, new vendors and special custom publications are all part of the store's comprehensive plans. For more information, visit www.bcrfcure.org.
Every single item featured in Little Pink Book will generate a donation to BCRF. The same items are available in a virtual "Pink" boutique on-line, available at Bloomingdales.com/LittlePinkBook. All items shown, from designers like Levi's, DKNY, Betsey Johnson, Calvin Klein, Elie Tahari and Juicy Couture, and top beauty brands Estée Lauder, Clinique, Prescriptives, Donna Karan, Bobbi Brown, Jo Malone, La Mer and Lab Series, are available in Bloomingdale's stores nationwide.
Three items in particular are exclusively at Bloomingdale's, and of special note:
The Big Pink Umbrella ($12) has a chic, black exterior this year and Marchetto's pink take on the solar system inside. $6 from each purchase benefits BCRF.
The Little Pink Card, with one of Marchetto's signature illustrations, is the gift card that gives twice. 10% of the card's value at the time of purchase, plus 10% of spending that exceeds the gift card's value upon redemption, goes to the BCRF. Pink Cards are available from $10 to $10,000.
Polo Ralph Lauren Pink Pony water bottle ($20) was created exclusively for Bloomingdale's to benefit BCRF. The bottle, which features single wall stainless steel construction, a screw-top lid and a carabiner for portability, holds 24 oz. $10 from the sale of each bottle goes to BCRF to help fund clinical and translational research.
EYESLIPSFACE.COM (e.l.f. Cosmetics)
E.L.F. will donate 100% of the proceeds from the bubble gum pink nail polish and 50% of the proceeds from the Pink mini makeup collection from each purchase to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. BCRF is dedicated to preventing breast cancer and finding a cure in our lifetime by funding clinical and translational research worldwide. For more information about BCRF, visit www.bcrfcure.org.
The philosophy of EyesLipsFace.com (e.l.f. Cosmetics) is that beauty comes from within and our goal is to enable every woman to look and feel her personal best without breaking the bank. Every woman should have the opportunity to participate in prestige quality products, without sacrificing her budget. e.l.f. was named a 'cosmetics line that lets you go crazy without going broke' in Oprah magazine. In today's world, beauty and wellness go hand in hand - it's a holistic approach that places good health and well-being at the center of what it means to be truly beautiful.
Mélange Perfume will donate 30% of all sales of their portable Pink Solid Perfumes in floral fragrances such as Honeysuckle, Iris, Lilac, Polynesia, Frangipani, Japanese Tea Rose and Melati Jasmine to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. This organization provides no-cost and low-cost access to screenings and Breast Cancer awareness and educations. (Mélange owner, Denise Estrada's grandmother died of breast cancer -- in large part because she did not receive regular screenings.)
Mélange's Solid Perfumes are a combination of fragrance notes and essential oils formed in a base of natural Beeswax and Jojoba Oil. The result is a perfectly solid perfume that glides onto the skin without feeling sticky. Each note and blend is sheer perfection on its own or can be combined with others to create your own custom fragrance. Retail $15 for .35 oz.
GenerationNecks, a brand new line of fun and fashionable all pewter necklaces, is donating 20% from the sales of their pink heart necklaces to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Heart pendant hangs from a 24-inch chain. The "Love" charm comes on a 15-inch chain. Retail $32 or $54 for the set.
Unique-Vintage.com, the fabulous online vintage-inspired clothing boutique, has been around for more than seven years and was voted as one of the best vintage websites by Glamour magazine. During the month of October, Unique Vintage is donating 20% from the sales of the above pink items to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.
Prices for the featured Pink Items:
Pink vintage style hostess dishwashing gloves $29
Retro pink ice packs $16
Fuschia silk double flower hair clip $15
Pink floral umbrella $25,
Heartbreaker Pink May Daisy Rebecca Halter dress $80
Hot pink chiffon cocktail dress $118
'50s style pink strapless cocktail dress $144
PRVCY WEAR AT REPEAT POSSESSIONS
When you shop at Repeat Possessions' online clothing and accessories boutique, 10% of sales from all PrivacyWear items will be donated to the Susan G. Komen For the Cure and Divas For a Cure foundations.
The Privacy label is more than a fashion statement; it is a statement of values. The driving force of this brand is to bring breast cancer awareness to the fashion marketplace.
Privacy uses a generous portion of their annual revenue to fund breast cancer prevention and research. When you purchase from the Privacy collection, it announces your "Commitment to the Cure." It allows them to provide free mammography screening for underprivileged women, and to fund breast cancer education and clinical trials. Privacy believes in quality, for their apparel and for human life. They pursue a "double bottom line": People as well as profit.
PrivacyWear 100% soft cotton burn out and crew neck tees are clothes that speak for you. Celebs who've been spotted wearing PrivacyWear include Eva Longoria, Jessica Alba, Hayden Panettiere, Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian, Jamie Pressley and Heidi Montag.
Tees retail on for $46-$48.
This year for Breast Cancer Awareness, PRVCY has also created the "Breast Cancer Jean". This jean donates 100% of the proceeds to Breast Cancer Research and free Mammograms. While donating and helping the cause feels good on the inside, these jeans feel and look amazing on the outside.
Like all other PRVCY Jeans, the "Breast Cancer Jean" has been created to lift the bottom, while slimming your thighs and elongating your legs.
This signature five pocket jean has pink accent threads with dark blue threads of stitching on the back pocket, representing faith, love, and hope.
Fabric: 72% Cotton, 18% Elasterrel. Machine wash. Made in USA.
Jeans retail for $194.
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Repeat Possessions will also donate 10% of all sales of their pink Kewicases--the handy ID/cash/credit card case that clips to your keychain--to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Great for yoga/exercise class or quick travel trips when you only need the essentials, Kewicases keep you from getting bogged down by a heavy purse or bulky wallet. Retail $8.
Mi2SWEETS ONLINE BAKERY
For the month of October, 10% of proceeds from Select "PINK" Desserts Will be Donated to Zero Breast Cancer
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Mi2Sweets will offer special pink treats throughout the month of October. In support of the nationally dedicated month, 10% of proceeds from specially made pink desserts including Pink Sno Balls (Devil's Food Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Filling and Marshmallow Créme and Pink Coconut), and Pink Dress decorated sugar cookies will be donated to Zero Breast Cancer, a Bay Area based non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for breast cancer through community participation in the research process.
Sno Balls are $3.25 each
Sugar Cookies start at $2.75 each
"My desserts are designed to bring people comfort and support," says Owner Mimi Young, "I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate the efforts supporting Breast Cancer Awareness and finding a cure, but by making desserts dedicated to feeding people's souls."
Get Pink at Home! The Pink Party Starter kit was inspired by the Pink Party held at the winery every October since 2006. With this kit that includes the requisite bubbly for any festive party and mixers to create pink sparkling cocktails, those who can't join us at the winery in Napa Valley can throw their own pink party! The party kit benefits the Queen of the Valley Hospital in honor of Breast Cancer Awarness month.
Included in your Pink Party Starter Kit
$95 per kit
The kit is available online at the Chandon site: http://www.chandon.com/web/wines.cfm.
Domaine Chandon, Inc. is the leading sparkling wine producer in the Napa Valley. Founded in 1973, Domaine Chandon was the first American sparkling wine venture established by a French Champagne house (Moët & Chandon). Chandon crafts a range of sparkling wines that reflect California's vibrant regional character yet remain true to the practices of méthode traditionnelle. As the only fine dining restaurant within a winery in Napa Valley, étoile epitomizes the very best that wine country dining has to offer. Innovative cuisine paired with award-winning wines and sophisticated surroundings set the stage for the ultimate wine and food experience. étoile has been recommended in the Michelin Guide for the past three years and was named the was named the # 1 food and wine destination by Travel +Leisure magazine in 2007 and named the Best Wine Tourism Restaurant in the world in by the Great Wine Capitals Network, representing Napa Valley in the global network of world-class wine destinations, in 2008.