Dress for Success SW Florida gears up for its biggest ever, free shopping event November 6, 2015

Dress for Success SW Florida is getting ready to continue its run of record-breaking years when Shop for Success returns for its fifth shopping extravaganza from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6. The event will take place at the Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at the Bell Tower Shops, with 5,000 square feet of clothing and accessories starting at only $5.

Want to receive special attention? VIP tickets, which include early shopping from 3-5 pm, complimentary champagne and VIP checkout are now on sale for $50 at dfsswflorida.org (while supplies last). To reserve tickets via phone, please call Susanne at Dress for Success SW Florida at (239) 689-4992.

Founding sponsor, White House Black Market, makes this annual event possible. Their donation of merchandise represents a major portion of the tops, pants, skirts, dresses, suits, jackets, shoes, handbags and jewelry for sale. All funds raised benefit the important mission of Dress for Success SW Florida.

Barbara Dell, CEO of Dress for Success SW Florida, said, “Every year this event gets more exciting and the selection grows and grows. By holding this annual event, it enables us to expand our services and facilities to provide more women the opportunity to find jobs, grow personally and enhance their lives. This night of shopping and socializing is such a fun way for ladies to spruce up their wardrobe while contributing to an excellent cause they can feel really good about.”

Across the 141 affiliates in 19 countries, this year Dress for Success SW Florida has been asked to speak internationally at the Dress for Success World Wide Conference about its highly successful and top rated pop up store.

In addition to White House Black Market and Chico’s, many other generous local retailers will provide brand new and community-donated merchandise for this eagerly anticipated annual event. Gently used fashion items are donated by individual supporters of the organization at the Dress for Success SW Florida Boutique at 12995 S. Cleveland Ave., Suite 153, Fort Myers. Please call before dropping off donations at (239) 689-4992.

Dress for Success SW Florida is also grateful to these sponsors: Arthrex, Baird Private Wealth Management-Rebecca Ross, Card Systems, CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing, Crowne Plaza at Bell Tower Shops, Dunkin’s Diamonds, Edison National Bank, Edward Jones-Terry Frith, Entech, Florida Skin Care, Elizabeth K. Galeana Charitable Foundation, Girl Talk TV, Grandeur, Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co, News-Press, Patricia A. Armbruster-Interior Design Consultant, Paul Mitchell, Pinebrook Plaza, Rodan & Fields-Marlene Clark, Stevens Construction, Texas Roadhouse, Two Men And A Truck, Richard & April Cannon-PanelLockout,com, Sandra Bruce-Premier Plus Realty, ValuGuard, Walmart and Wells Fargo.

A special thank you to United Way and Career Source for their partnership and support.

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.

About Dress for Success SW Florida
Dress for Success SW Florida is part of a global movement for change, empowering women to obtain safer and better futures. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to more than 141 cities in 19 countries and has helped more than 850,000 women work towards self-sufficiency, while providing career wardrobes, employment counseling and mentoring. The Fort Myers location of Dress for Success SW Florida is 12995 S. Cleveland Ave. Suite 153, Fort Myers in the Pinebrook Plaza. The Naples location is 9015 Strada Stell Court, Suite 205. For information on Dress for Success SW Florida, email swflorida@dressforsuccess.org, call (239) 689-4992 or visit dfsswflorida.org.

This article was submitted by a Guest Author of the Above Board Chamber.