Fashion for Action raises proceeds for AIDs, HIV services through shopping deals

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Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Fashion store raises proceeds for AIDs services through shopping deals
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Housing Works' Fashion for Action is offering brand new and gently worn items for up to 80% off retail price to raise proceeds for HIV and AIDs. Kemberly Richardson has the story.

CHELSEA, Manhattan (WABC) -- A high fashion store in Manhattan is opening its doors for the next three days to raise money for people living with AIDs and HIV.

A shopping extravaganza filled with deals that aren't too good to be true is taking place in Chelsea.

"I think this is a great intersection between street style and high style," curator Natalie Kates said.

It's called Fashion for Action, where you'll find brand new and gently worn items for up to 80% off retail price.

The treasures are all inside Housing Works' flagship store on West 17th Street.

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Kates showed Eyewitness News reporter Kemberly Richardson around.

All proceeds from the three-day sale will go to the non-profit, which has provided a range of services for those with HIV and AIDS since 1990.

Kates and others have donated pieces of their own, like a vintage designer gown she rocked on the red carpet.

From accessories to shoes, there is something for everyone.

"Where else are you going to get a Couture wedding dress for $150," Kates said.

There are a range of sizes. Items will be restocked each day. Kates pointed out the silver lining.

"It's quite green I think to donate, recycle and up cycle," Kates said.

Doors open at 11 a.m. on Thursday. If you can't make it in person, you can go to for more information.


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