Tuesday, November 12, 2013

SOPO hosts a drive for Dress for Success New Orleans this Wednesday

Posted By on Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 5:10 PM

SOPO (629 N. Carrollton Ave., 504-609-2429) owners Britta Barlogie and Robin Borne got the idea for a fashion fundraiser while cleaning out their closets.

"We had a lot of clothing left over," Barlogie says. "A friend who works for Dress for Success said they need accessories right now."

SOPO co-owner Britta Barlogie
  • SOPO co-owner Britta Barlogie

The duo already had a trunk show planned to showcase Henry & Belle denim — a brand Barlogie says is known for its charitable contributions. They decided to piggyback off that and have a hybrid trunk show/accessories drive for Dress for Success New Orleans, a nonprofit that provides outfits for women to wear to job interviews. The event is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13. There will be free refreshments and cocktails. People who bring in an accessory to donate to Dress for Success receive a discount on Henry & Belle denim.

Henry & Belle denim costs $132 to $180 at SOPO.
  • Henry & Belle denim, shown here, costs$132 to $180 at SOPO.

"You get 20 percent off through Henry & Belle, and we are giving a percentage of all proceeds from the store to Dress for Success," Barlogie says.

Simple, professional-looking accessories are requested.

Henry & Belle denim is a celebrity favorite.
  • Henry & Belle denim is a celebrity favorite.

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