Not even thunder and heavy rain could stop the crowds from shopping for a cause at Saturday’s annual Super Saturday event in Southampton. While the celebrity attendance may have been slightly thinner than in years past due to the inclement weather, the event, which was started 15 years ago by Donna Karan and has been dubbed “the Rolls Royce of garage sales,” raised a whopping $3.6 million for Ovarian Cancer Research Fund – surpassing the impressive $3.5 million that was raised last year.
While it’s normally an outdoor affair, the over 200 designers who donated their wares, to be sold at discounted prices with all proceeds going to charity, set up shop underneath one of the most massive tents I’ve ever seen. Donna Karan, Theory, alice + olivia, J Brand, Diane von Furstenberg, Helmut Lang, Intermix, Scoop NYC, Splendid, Smythson, and Ralph Lauren were just a few of the notable draws. Joining local Hamptonites were Kelly Ripa, Mark Feuerstein, Lara Spencer, Star Jones, Tiffani Thiessen, Beth Ostrosky Stern, George Kotsiopoulos, Isaac Mizrahi, Jonathan Cheban, Kyle Richards, Veronica Webb, Hilary Rhoda, and Jessica Hart, among others.
J. Brand and Ralph Lauren were the most notable draws, along with gratis psychic readings and makeup touch-ups and while many lamented the absence of Dyson this year, scant was the shopper without a handful of shopping bags.
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