Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Dreamweaver Marketing News, NCJW Designer Days 2015 Kicks-Off November 4th at a new location in Lawrenceville

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NCJW Designer Days 2015 Kicks-Off November 4th at a new location in Lawrenceville

Pittsburgh, PA – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — On Wednesday, November 4th, 2015, from 6-9 p.m., National Council of Jewish Women Pittsburgh Section (NCJW) will kick off the 45th annual NCJW Designer Days weekend sale with their annual VIP Patron Event. This year’s theme, #epicstyle, showcases the soon-to-be home of NCJW’s Thriftique in Lawrenceville (125 51st Street, 15201), and celebrates NCJW’s community service work supporting women, children and families in the Pittsburgh community. The Designer Days weekend sale will run Thursday, November 5th through Sunday, November 8th at this new location.

Designer Days, NCJW’s biggest annual fundraiser, is a weekend-long shopping event featuring great deals on new and gently-worn designer labelclothing, shoes and accessories. The new location is conveniently located next door to the Lawrenceville Goodwill store and is among some of the city’s most popular restaurants and boutiques. 
In addition to new and gently-worn designer labels for the entire family, this year’s Patron Event will feature fashion and beauty tips from Pittsburgh’s top stylists, including Nikole Li Aston, Owner/Fashion Stylist of Trends + Tresses eBoutique; Bear Brandegee, Style Pro for Worth New York; Amy Caplan, Make-up and Skincare Consultant with Mary Kay Cosmetics; Aire Reese, Personal Stylist and Fashion Consultant; and Wadria Taylor, Creator & Director of Style Week Pittsburgh and Style & Steel, who will showcase models wearing complete Designer Days looks intended to inspire attendees as they shop.

“This year’s event is bringing Designer Days to one of Pittsburgh’s trendiest and most accessible neighborhoods, while showcasing the future new home of our Thriftique store. Incorporating fashion and beauty style experts into our Patron Event allows everyone from the fashionista on a budget to our most loyal shoppers an opportunity to experience the hottest shopping weekend of the year,” said Andrea Kline Glickman, NCJW Executive Director.

Patron Event guests who attend Wednesday’s fundraising shopping party will not only kick off the Designer Days weekend in style, but will also enjoy getting the first chance to shop the entire weekend’s merchandise. Proceeds from the Patron Event and the entire weekend sale will support NCJW’s efforts to make a difference in the lives of women, children and families through advocacy and many nonsectarian community service projects, including The Center for Women, which works to ensure that women in the community are able to achieve and maintain economic independence and self-sufficiency and the Back 2 School Store, which provides school clothing and supplies to grade school children in low-income households.

“Our annual Designer Days weekend is crucial to raising the funds needed to maintain and develop programs and services that improve the quality of life for women, children and families throughout Pittsburgh and to continuously evolve to meet the changing needs of our community,” Glickman said.
All year long NCJW collects designer labels as well as name brands and sells them at this once-a-year shopping extravaganza. Featured labels at this year’s Designer Days sale include: Tory Burch, Christian Louboutin, Escada, Dolce & Gabbana, Max Mara, W by Worth, Eileen Fisher, Doncaster, Calvin Klein, St. John and many more. Some of the fashion world’s best names are offered at a fraction of the original cost at Designer Days. Shoppers can find new and gently-worn clothing, shoes, handbags and jewelry for men, women and children. In addition, NCJW is pleased to welcome back the furs of Carl Herrmann to the event. 
Honorary Chair for the Patron Event is Pittsburgh City District 7 Councilwoman Deb Gross; Sharon Ryave Brody and Lissa Guttman serve as Patron Event Chairs; and Carolyn Jensen serves as the Chair for the entire Designer Days.  

Tickets for the #epicstyle Patron Event on Wednesday, November 4th are $40 per person and can be purchased on NCJW’s website (, by calling (412) 421-6118 or at the door. Purchase tickets in advance to avoid long lines and obtain first access to the best merchandise.

Designer Days continues on Thursday the 5th with a three-day free admission public sale, with all merchandise 50% off on Sunday for $10 admission. Shoppers will also receive coupons to shop at Thriftique post-Designer Days.

Each year, more than 5,000 people —many of whom come year after year, and from out-of-state—visit the sale for great finds and great buys. In the new Lawrenceville location, NCJW will be combining their Thriftique and Home stores, both of which are currently in Swissvale, under one roof under the Thriftique banner. The new location will open for business after Designer Days, on November 28th.

For more information about the Designer Days kick-off event or sale, visit the event’s Facebook page (, the NCJW website ( or contact NCJW at 412-421-6118.

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2015 Designer Days Schedule
Designer Days#epicstyle
Patron Event

Wednesday, November 4;
6 - 9 p.m.
Tickets: $40pp

To purchase tickets:412.421.6118
or online,
Designer Days Public Sale

Thursday, November 5;
12 - 8 p.m.
Free admission

Designer Days
Public Sale

November 6;
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free admission

Designer Days
Public Sale
November 7;
 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Free admission

Designer Days
Half Off Sale
November 8;
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
$10 admission
Merchandise 50% off

About NCJW Pittsburgh Section 
The National Council of Jewish Women Pittsburgh Section (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms. Since our founding in 1894, NCJW Pittsburgh Section has provided a safety net for women, children and families in need, establishing pioneering programs to meet unmet needs: the first free kindergartens and penny lunch program, resettlement support for newly arriving refugees, the program that would eventually become Headstart and so much more. We have rallied – and continue to rally -- for reproductive choice the protection of women and children from all forms of abuse and for laws, policies and practices that improve the economic independence of women. Today, NCJW’s nonsectarian community service projects include programs like the Center for Women that supports economic independence of women in transition; Suit Yourself Voucher Program which provides free business clothes to low-income individuals re-entering the workforce, Children’s Rooms in the Courts which are a safe, fun environment for young children while their parents/caregivers tend to family court matters and Silent Witness Initiative that raises awareness of domestic violence.

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