It began as a fun, philanthropic, social gathering hosted by one of Las Vegas’ most stylish and enterprising couples. Today, it has become the hautest fashion and shopping event of the season. Held at the home of Jason and Bree Goldwater, owners of BOX waxing salon, Couture for Causes is an annual charity event offering the most amazing shopportunities to the public.
What basically happens in Couture for Causes is that the Goldwaters and their volunteers convince generous people and businesses to get rid of their never or rarely worn designer fashion for good. It goes up for sale at the charity event where bargain hunting fashionistas like me can get a hold of haute fashion at impressive prices. Last year, I got a brand spanking new (original retail tags still attached) white Elie Tahari full-length gown for only $65. The original price? $350. No lie.
This year’s Couture for Causes event benefited Communities in Schools Nevada, which is dedicated to providing the necessary support students need to stay in school and successfully finish. Occurring just last Sunday, April 22, I walked away from the soiree with a pair of $200 silk shorts for $60 and a brand new Roberto Cavalli dress (which I estimate was originally $950-$1200) for $65. Unbelievable, isn’t it?
Approximately 400 fashionistas and their families attended this year’s Couture for Causes, raising over $28,000. Special items were up for auction, including two pieces donated on behalf of the Wynn Las Vegas retail team: a jacket that was previously owned by Jackie Kennedy and a chain dress said to be worn by Rihanna.
Check out the photos below of me modeling my treasures and see additional photos from the event. If you live in Las Vegas or visit during April, consider attending Couture for Causes next year. Between the awesome fashion, open bar, tons of delicious food and Vegas style entertainment (all of which are included with the price of your ticket), you will have the time of your life. And all the while, you’ll also be doing something good for charity. See you next year!