• Christina Mehta Prendiville

VIP Tickets Now on Sale for Dress for Success SW Florida’s Biggest Shopping Event of the Year

Shop for Success, Presented by White House Black Market, Scheduled for November 10

FORT MYERS, Fla. – October 9, 2017. VIP tickets are now on sale for Shop for Success, Dress for Success SW Florida’s eagerly awaited annual signature shopping event. The free shopping extravaganza will be held on Friday, November 10, from 5pm to 9pm at the Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower Shops. Shoppers are invited to purchase mostly new or gently used clothing and accessories collected from sponsors and the community. Early entry VIP tickets are available for $50 each. General admission is free.

Shop for Success will feature 5,000 square feet of clothing in sizes 00 to 26 and accessories; including dresses, tops, pants, skirts, suits, jackets, shoes, handbags, scarves and jewelry starting at $5.00. This year, White House Black Market and Chico’s will again be prominently featured as part of the sale.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Dress for Success SW Florida and their mission to jumpstart a woman’s career by providing not only work appropriate attire through their Suits for Self Sufficiency program, but also education and training through their custom Women Empowered Through Employment Series (WETES). Both programs provide tools necessary to create a balance between work and home life and provide support to overcome life’s hardships.

Barbara Dell, CEO of Dress for Success SW Florida, said, “Our VIP ticket holders are usually repeat customers. They know what a great opportunity it is to shop these one of a kind deals two hours before the doors open to the public. Shop for Success is our largest shopping event of the year and we are so excited to once again present this event to the community. It’s also our major annual fundraiser.”

In 2016, Dress for Success SW Florida raised over $100,000 surpassing the previous year’s record.

All shoppers have the opportunity to visit with local businesses for services including diamonds, skin care and hair consultations and self-defense items. A cash bar will be available.

Dress for Success SW Florida Founding Sponsor White House Black Market is joined by other sponsors including: 31 Gifts, Card Systems, CONRIC PR & Marketing, Crowne Plaza at Bell Tower Shops, Frank & Sons Moving, Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company, P.A., and Stevens Construction. Sponsorships are still available for this annual event that draws over 500 women.

To purchase tickets, call 239.689.4992 or visit Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower Shops is located at 13051 Bell Tower Drive.

About Dress for Success SW Florida

Founded by Barbara Dell in 2010, Dress for Success SW Florida is headquartered in Fort Myers, Fla. The mission of Dress for Success SW Florida is to promote the independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and career development tools to help them thrive in work and in life. The non-profit helps women achieve self-defined financial and professional success. Dress for Success SW Florida serves job-ready women by referral only. For more information, visit or call 239-689-4992. Dress for Success SW Florida is located at 12995 S. Cleveland Ave., Suite 153, Fort Myers, FL 33907.

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