As the holiday season approaches I encourage you to give another woman the gift of self-sufficiency.  During the month of October I promoted the Dress for Success Inventory Sale being held on November 16th from 10am – 5pm at Northgate Mall in Durham.  This sale will assist thousands of women as they strive to make a better life for their families. 


Denise Torain has worked with Dress for Success (DFS) for four and half years.  She began her service as a volunteer and is now employed as the Operations Manager.  For the past four weeks, Denise and an army of volunteers have transformed the empty Northgate Mall store into a House of Style.

Denise shared with me that the Inventory Sale happens four times a year and it funds various DFS programs.  Women who are entering or re-entering the workforce are provided with business attire, resume preparation, and interview skills. 

“They look the part and can talk about themselves comfortably in the interview and hopefully get the job.  We know that women who are unemployed, once they re-enter the workforce it affects not only them but their children as well, so they can live a better life and not live in poverty. ”  

If you are a lover a fashionable deals and steals you will find the Dress for Success Store breathtaking.  I asked Denise what visitors could expect by shopping the sale. 

“They can expect to find the most incredible and beautiful clothing, some of it gently worn and some of it brand new with tags.  They will be awed by the fact that the store looks like a high-end boutique.  There is a boutique section of the store with high-end and designer merchandise…”

This is one of the best ‘Shop for a Cause’ events in the Triangle.  Call all your girlfriends, cousins, aunts, sorority sisters, and church members to join you at the DFS Inventory Sale.  There is something for everyone.  If you are preparing for a job interview or a night out on the town, you can find all the necessities at the sale.  If you love vintage, you MUST come.  There is a large amount of fabulous vintage inventory in great condition!  Check out the slide show below to preview some of the merchandise.  Remember you can shop early between 9am and 10am for a donation of $20.  Less shoppers means there is MORE opportunity for you to find the items you desire.  If you plan to come to the sale be sure to @ me on twitter and let me know you are coming.  Let’s spread the word and have a great girl’s day out at the Dress for Success Inventory Sale!   

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