Village of Merrick ParkÂ andÂ Neiman Marcus Coral GablesÂ hosted a Collection Party forÂ Fashionably Conscious, Miamiâ€™s beloved fashion fundraiser, during Neiman Marcusâ€™ highly anticipated semi-annual Trend Event.
Each year leading up to the Fashionably Conscious fundraiser, a series of boutique â€œCollection Partiesâ€ occurs throughout the mall at different merchant locations, where Miamiâ€™s most respected philanthropists, community leaders and fashion icons donate gently worn designer clothing and handbags, creating the inventory for the fundraising sale that occurs in September. Some of the event hosts, who will be cleaning out their closets to donate to Fashionably Conscious and make room to restock it with some new items from Neiman Marcus include Iva Kosovic, Ali Codina, Steven Rodriguez, Lourdes JofrÃ©-collett, Liza Walton, Darlene Perez, Frances Sevilla-Sacasa, Leila Samardzich Farah and Alex Cohen.
The event also served as the semi-annual Neiman Marcus Trend Event, featuring a fashion showcase of the latest styles for fall 2013. Shoppers enjoyed bubbly and bites with music by DJ Mike Cruz. Those who donated to the fashionable cause and made a Neiman Marcus purchase that night also received a shopping incentive.
The main Fashionably Conscious three-day sale event from September 20-22 will allow hundreds of shoppers to score timeless designer pieces and vintage finds at unbeatable prices. All proceeds will be donated to Coconut Grove Caresâ€™ The Barnyard Community Center and offer essential unrestricted funds to support the summer camp and after-school programs, providing a safe haven for hundreds of children in the West Grove community.