Boxes and boxes of brand new White House Black Market merchandise arrives for Shop for Success on November 14

Clear some closet space and make sure you have plenty of extra hangers, because it’s time to get ready for the fourth annual shopping extravaganza benefitting Dress for Success SW Florida on November 14 at Crowne Plaza Fort Myers.

Presented in association with founding sponsor White House Black Market, Shop for Success features 5,000 square feet of new and gently used apparel and accessories with prices starting at just $5! This one-night shopping event is free and open to the public from 5 to 9 p.m. A limited number of VIP tickets are also available for $50, which include champagne and exclusive preview shopping from 3 to 5 p.m. ABC7 Morning Anchor Amy Sedlacek will serve as emcee for this exciting evening.

This year promises to be the finest yet, featuring fashions from White House Black Market and other clothing and accessories from a variety of stores including Chico’s. A major portion of clothing for sale is new, and other fashions donated are only slightly used. One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit Dress for Success SW Florida.

Across 135 affiliates worldwide, Dress for Success SW Florida remains a top performer in raising funds for women in need during Shop for Success, one of the organization’s biggest fundraising events of the year.

Barbara Dell, Executive Director for Dress for Success SW Florida, said, “I can think of nothing more fitting than for women to come together for fun and shopping, while helping others in their own community. I am proud to see how the organization has made a difference in individual women’s lives, and to see Shop for Success grow year after year with the help of White House Black Market, the attendees and all our sponsors.”

Dress for Success SW Florida is grateful to the following sponsors: Arthrex, Baird, Best Western, Classy Woman Magazine, CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing, Crowne Plaza, Edison National Bank, Edward Jones, Four Points Sheraton, Girl Talk TV, Hodges University, Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co, Rodan & Fields–Caryn Smith, Stevens Construction, Texas Roadhouse, ThirtyOne, Two Men & a Truck, Walking Billboard, Walmart and ValuGuard

Dress for Success SW Florida relies on donations and volunteers from the Southwest Florida community to help continue its life-changing mission of providing wardrobes, employment counseling and career development tools to disadvantaged women in the area.

For more information about Shop for Success, VIP tickets, sponsorships or any other events by Dress for Success SW Florida, call 239-689-4992 or email

About Dress for Success
The mission of Dress for Success is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. There are 135 Dress for Success locations internationally focusing on providing career wardrobes, employment counseling and mentoring for women. For information on Dress for Success SW Florida, located at 12995 S. Cleveland Ave. Suite 153, Fort Myers, FL in the Pinebrook Plaza, email, call 239-689-4992 or visit
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