Help Japan: 5 Stylish Ways to Give

March 22, 2011

By Katrice

The idea of shopping for a cause makes me happy. Ahhhh. You literally double your pleasure. And now, we can shop and benefit those struggling in the aftermath of Japan's recent earthquake and Tsunami. Tory Burch, Rebecca Minkoff, Kate Spade, Lady Gaga, Blink-182 and many others have found ways to make our urge to shop a win-win.  Fashionable and charitable purchases combined — does shopping get any better?

Rebecca Minkoff is donating is $100 for every red handbag purchased on her site to the American Red Cross.

The Tory Burch boutique opened at at 3pm today selling a special-edition Japan relief T-shirt created by the designer. It will remain open for five days, longer than a traditional Rue La La boutique, which lasts for 48 hours. All net proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross to benefit earthquake and Pacific tsunami relief efforts in Japan. 100% of the proceeds from sales of the $29 top will go to the American Red Cross through September 15. 

Kate Spade New York has created a tote with the message, “Kate Spade New York Supports Japan.” All proceeds from the sales of the stylish $18 accessory will benefit the Japanese Red Cross Society. (Kate Spade New York offers free ground shipping on all orders.)

If the aftermath of the Japan's disaster has you thinking “We’re All In This Together,” great minds think alike. Anna Sui has designed a Japan relief T-shirt in purple for women and black for me with just that message on it. Proceeds from the $20 shirts will be divided amongst various relief funds.

Lady Gaga wasted no time designing a $5 "We Pray For Japan" wristband. Simple but earnest message. Get one on her website and 100 percent of the proceeds to go the Japan disaster relief efforts. 

If you need more ideas on how to shop generously, try searching your favorite retailers. They just may have a deal with Japan in mind. And don't forget you can make a donation of $10 to the American Red Cross directly at any time by texting REDCROSS to 90999.

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  1. What a better way to spend your money! You get something cute and japan gets some much needed aid. Thanks for sharing!

  2. What a great way to give AND support my addiction to shopping! Thanks!!!!!!!!


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