Raising money for a cause that benefits the arts is always makes us feel warm and tingly inside. But when you can shop through amazing designer vintage finds, knowing that every sale benefits the arts, it can make you feel good inside and out. We got the scoop from Shelly Black, a volunteer who is launching the Annual Koffler Vintage Sale while we had a little bit of fun with Personal Shopper, Talia Brown playing dress-up with some of the amazing finds at the Koffler Vintage Sale while we count down.
Tell me a little about yourselves:
We are proud members of the volunteer committee for Koffler Couture, the second annual Designer Vintage Sale fundraiser for Koffler Centre of the Arts. And we’re extremely excited about the merchandise that we have collected this year and can’t wait for shoppers to get their hands on more than 3,000 great designer items on December 5 and 6th.
Tell me a bit about the Koffler Centre for the Arts.
The Koffler Centre of the Arts is a Jewish cultural organization that presents a contemporary cross-disciplinary arts program encouraging inquiry and exploration. It promotes an intercultural dialogue that engages our Jewish identity with diverse perspectives and global voices. The Koffler Gallery is located at Artscape Youngplace, in Toronto’s vibrant downtown West Queen West art and design district.
How do they contribute to the community?
Funds raised at Koffler Couture support the many artistic, cultural and educational programs at the Koffler Centre of the Arts. Funding is directed to:
-Koffler Gallery exhibitions and related public, education and school programs
-literary and theatre programs, workshops, masterclasses, and engaging talks
-kids, families and youth participatory programs that inspire creative thinking and enrich engagement with the arts
Why is this cause close to your heart?
Arts and culture contribute to the vibrancy of our communities and create a dialogue that moves our society forward.
Why do people love coming to your annual sale?
It has been called the “best designer vintage sale of the year” by last year’s shoppers. We have women’s designer handbags, shoes, suits, dresses. Every designer name you can think of: Chanel, Gucci, Prada, Alexander Wang, Stella McCartney, Bottega Veneta, Miu Miu, Marc Jacobs, Valentino, Missoni, Armani…and many many more. All in good condition, some pieces not very old and for amazingly low prices starting at $5-10. This year we also have a large selection of designer menswear suits, shoes, ties from Canali, Hugo Boss, Etro and more. This sale is not to be missed for personal and gift shopping.
Imagine picking up a designer purse for under $100! Or a Chanel jacket for less than the price of sunglasses. These are investment pieces you will have for a lifetime.