All profits to charity… what an amazing business model. Here are two boutiques who carry high end designer clothing, one with vintage items and one with new items, however, 100% of their proceeds are donated to charities.
The idea came about for the owner of Karen’s Vintage Couture in Seattle as a way for her to raise money from friends and colleagues without asking for donations again and again. Karen knew her friends would give away their clothes and would happily donate them for her cause. It is a way for people to give what they already have. Karen’s clothing selection is very well edited with top designers like Gucci, YSL, Ungaro and Missoni all vintage. She also has a few lines that are being developed with vintage ingredients to be exclusive to her shop. What an amazing way to give. We all can donate our couture or at least purchase couture for a cause.
Philanthropist in San Francisco has a similar business model with 100% profits going to charity. Yet, Philanthropist carries new clothing verses vintage, with some of the most coveted designers in the industry including: jewelry by Erickson Beamon and Temple St. Clair and clothing designers such as, Thakoon and Stella McCartney. Purchasing items at Philanthropist should be viewed as a donation, so shop without remorse, enjoy your purchases and continue to shop for charity.