Most of us here at TDO know of friends and loved ones that were affected by Sandy…and we encourage aiding those in need through one of our favorite ways – shopping! Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Joan Hornig, a New York based jewelry designer, has produced a special design dedicated to the victims of hurricane Sandy. This sterling silver “Build Up” necklace is priced at $80.22 with 100% of profits going to the charity of the purchaser’s choice. Joan Hornig’s collection is available online as well as at Bergdorf Goodman in NYC.
- Eva Hanusova, witnessed the effects of Sandy across her home borough of Queens, NY. Always eager to give back, Eva is donating 50% of proceeds from her fan favorite Dorset Tote towards the American Red Cross hurricane relief. Made from Rustic Oil Cow Leather for a durable wax veneer and vintage worn-in feel that only gets better with age. Available online for $239.
- KiraKira, a native of New Orleans is no stranger to natural disasters particularly since relocating to Japan to experience the tsunami in 2011. Now based in New York, designer Suz Somersall is strong supporter of various charities including Red Cross disaster relief. To give back to storm survivors, KiraKira is donating 20% from online sales to the American Red Cross to help with hurricane relief from www.kirakira.com. Psst – for those in NYC KiraKira is in Bryant Park Holiday Shops through the holidays!
- Chilean-born, Manhattan-based artist Sebastian Errazuriz created his “I Still Love NY” t-shirt after his studio was paralyzed from the storm. The debilitating effects motivated Errazuriz to give back by raising much-needed funds for Sandy relief. The water line that marked the walls of flooded galleries in Chelsea inspired this limited edition charity item available for $40 with 100% of proceeds going to charity.
I’ve been obsessed with accessories this month, and this is the perfect excuse to get some great pieces at affordable prices. (I’m still so fond of my first CC SKYE Vintage Showstopper Ring, I wear it all the time.) If you have time and are in L.A., head to the CC SKYE sample sale today to get in touch with your inner Malibu Barbie rockstar. See you there!
I usually window shop Links of London because the luxury jewelry and accessories always feel like special occasion pieces to me. However, when I found out what the brand was doing to mark one of London’s most special occasions (as the Official Jewelry Creator of the Olympics), I was surprised and pleased to find them not only accessible, but totally cute too! The British jewelry company has created a set of woven bracelets to commemorate the occasion including a blue and red one with TEAM GB etched onto a silver plate. If GB is not your team of choice, pick up one of the other color sets: pink, cerulean blue, or black- each with a “London 2012″ plaque. Each bracelet is only $35 so, like I said- there’s no need just to window shop these.