Swipe your black card for these high-end finds that complement your style and support a great cause! With the cold weather approaching, now is the time to strike a balance between fashion and function. These charitable products make it easy to accomplish both! Stock up on basics like a new coat, scarf, or tote and add the finishing touch to any outfit with a subtle scent or standout jewelry. Haute Living invites you to shop for a cause.
Classic Fusion Shawn Carter by Hublot
Music mogul and watch aficionado Jay Z partnered with luxury Swiss watchmaker Hublot to create a limited edition collection of Classic Fusion watches. Featuring black alligator straps and the Shawn Carter logo on the dial, the lux timepieces measure 45mm in diameter and come in either black ceramic or 18K gold. The watches, which retail for $17,900 and $33,900, respectively, will be available in limited quantities at Barneys “A New York Holiday” pop-up installation and Hublot boutiques beginning November 20. Twenty-five percent of all proceeds will benefit the Shawn Carter Foundation, a New York-based charity that awards college scholarships to underprivileged children.
Pink Willow 3 Bicycle
Pedal the streets of Manhattan in the bright pink Limited Edition Willow 3 Three Speed bicycle from Brooklyn Cruiser. The specially designed bicycle offers vintage sensibility with modern twists, such as hand breaks, non-slip pedals and a leather comfort saddle. Studies have shown that 30 minutes of moderate exercise every day can lower your risk of developing cancer, and what better way to get your daily fill then cruising around town! One hundred percent of proceeds from the $650 bicycle go to The Keep A Breast Foundation, a youth-focused organization that raises awareness about cancer prevention and early detection.
Gucci Nice Special Edition UNICEF Tote
Gucci’s Nice Special Edition UNICEF Tote offers plenty of room for your everyday needs… and some extra space for your wants. With a classic shape and a fashionable feel, this haute handbag can be carried for a day of errands or a night on the town. Light gold hardware fuses seamlessly with micro Guccissima leather, while soft cotton lining ensures a smooth ride for your valuables. Gucci creative director, Frida Giannini, designed the bag exclusively for the Gucci for UNICEF campaign, with 25 percent of the proceeds going to “Schools for Africa” and “Schools for Asia” initiatives.
Chanel Paris Gold Gilt and
Poured Glass Cuff
Stand out from the crowd with one-of-a-kind accessories. This signed and dated gold Chanel cuff with poured glass embellishments is a rare find from the late 20th century. Vintage jewelry co-founder Susie Hoimes is offering this gorgeous statement cuff for $2,475. Proceeds from the warrior-inspired jewelry benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, which helps veterans transition back into civilian life and cope with post-war trauma.
RICH BODY LOTION
Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Cream
Banish rough, dry skin all year long with L’Occitaine’s Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Cream ($42). Featuring a high concentration of shea butter, plus hints of jasmine, linseed, mallow, honey and apricot oil, this moisturizing body cream is your ticket to smooth skin. Proceeds from the shea butter collection benefit the women of Burkhina Faso and the L’Occitaine Foundation for literacy programs in West Africa.
In Search of Gold Collection
This long padded suede high collar coat from Donna Karan’s high-end retail store, Urban Zen, will keep you toasty from head to toe as you battle the biting wind tunnels of NYC. Crafted from buttery black and brown suede, the knee-length coat is versatile enough to wear day or night. Ten percent of proceeds from the $3,495 sale support the Urban Zen Foundation in its mission to raise awareness and inspire change by promoting well-being, empowering children and preserving cultures.
Leigh and Luca New York
Designers Gillian Leigh and Susann Luca collaborated with abstract artist Jess Black to create three limited edition silk blend scarves as part of Leigh & Luca’s charity capsule collection. Deemed wearable art, the hand-printed pieces are constructed on looms that are more than 100 years old. One hundred percent of proceeds from the $225 scarves go to the animal rescue and advocacy organizations, Kinder4Rescue.org and Ace of Hearts.
Make Perfume Not War
The unisex fragrance by French brand Histoires De Parfum is more than just a scent; it’s an act of protest. Featuring notes of citrus fruits, mango, lilac, peach, freesia, tonka bean and white musk, Make Perfume Not War is handcrafted from the finest natural ingredients. Each bottle is numbered and retails for $205, with $50 from each sale going to a charity of the buyer’s choice, ranging from education and art to sports and technology. Only 1,000 bottles of this limited edition fragrance are being produced.