Guest blog by Sarah Pollack with Women & Children First
Pop Up Shop benefiting Women & Children First is returning to Little Rock for a fourth year!
The event, dubbed the most upscale retail re-sale event in Little Rock, features some of the city’s most prestigious boutiques who donate new clothes and accessories to the event, as well as ask their customers to purge their wardrobes for some wonderful gently worn items for the sale. Items include designer purses, men’s and women’s clothing, shoes, evening gowns, plus home accessories and furniture. This year, the sale will be popping up at 12501 W. Markham – the old West Little Rock Luby’s location.
The Peacekeepers, WCF’s young professionals group, is the force behind the event. They have been gathering clothes from boutiques such as Beige, Tulips, Barbara/Jean, Bauman’s + so many more, and pricing the items to sell! Back by popular demand, the event will again include furniture and home accessories from stores like Hank’s Fine Furniture and Eggshells. As you shop, you will find items from designers such as Chanel, Valentino, Chloe, Yves Saint Laurent, Tory Burch, Burberry, men’s suits by Samuelson, Oxxford, Lanvin and Nike Air Jordan Shoes. Outfits like this sneak peek – which includes a Phillip Lim 3.1 for Target asymmetrical shirt dress ($15), Ugg black leather boots ($22) and a vintage Coach top handle bag ($20) – are waiting for you to add to your wardrobe!
As if the amazing steals at Pop Up Shop were not enough, all of the money raised through the event is used to support the programs and services at Women & Children First, Arkansas’ largest domestic violence shelter. WCF has been working for over 40 years to offer safety, strength and hope to all victims of family violence. They empower all victims and their children to live independently and free from domestic violence by providing crisis intervention, safe shelter, social/legal advocacy, and support services. Last year, over $40,000 was raised at Pop Up Shop to help WCF continue to provide these services at no cost to the hundreds of guests who come through the shelter each year.
The Shop & Sip Preview Party will be on Thursday, September 14 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tickets for the preview night are $30 and include wine, hors d’oeuvres and the first chance to shop the amazing deals. The best deals won’t make it through the night, so be sure to grab your ticket! Pop Up Shop will be Friday, September 15 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., and Saturday, September 16 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Admission for the sale is $5 at the door.
For more information or to purchase tickets for the Preview Party, visit www.wcfarkansas.org/PopUp.