Union & Fifth: Shopping That Gives Back

What's better than finding designer items at great prices?  How about when the profit of those items are given to charity?  I recently discovered Union & Fifth, (thanks to one of my favorite fashion blogger, Hallie Swanson) a non-profit online consignment store that sells designer goods and gives 75% of the profits to charity.  It all started with sister-in-laws Pam Trefler and Christina Reinhard who cleaned out their own closets, consigned their clothes, and ended up raising $40,000.  Giving that money to charity had them feeling great, and that's when they came up with the idea of Union & Fifth.  With many different charities to choose from, you can easily donate your designer clothes and pick which charity you want to support.  Or, if you're looking for that perfect designer item, shopping at Union & Fifth will make you feel good knowing you're helping that charity.

With NYFW approaching, it's time to start planning outfits and Union & Fifth is the perfect place to start.  With a selection of Chanel bags, Stella McCartney sweaters, Tod's flats and Manolo Blahnik heels you're sure to find pieces that will keep you looking stylish all week long.  Here, I styled two outfits that I would wear to NYFW around a classic Chanel bag.  A classic bag like this is one you can use all week as it goes with everything.   Both outfits are feminine with an edgy twist, and whether your wearing a very classic outfit, or ripped jeans and a t-shirt, this Chanel bag makes the perfect finishing touch.  Shop for those perfect designer pieces as Union & Fifth and feel good knowing you're making a difference.

Check out Union & Fifth's website (here), and make sure to follow along on their social media channels for updates.  Instagram (here), Facebook (here) and Twitter (here).

Also, if you're looking for some style inspiration, make sure to visit Hallie Swanson's blog Hallie Daily.  I love her feminine style which is usually finished with an edgy twist (right up my ally, right?).  She makes sophisticated look cool, which is another reason I love to follow her.

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