Stylish (And Charitable!) New Year's Splurges


Every once in a while, even the thriftiest shopper feels the need to splurge a little. But after ponying up for all the tree trimmings, Champagne toasts and one-of-a-kind gifts this time of year, it can be tough to justify buying that gorgeous, slightly-over-budget find that you've had your eye on. Enter the Fashion Project. A new, charitable retail site, Fashion Project lets you either donate your secondhand designer pieces to benefit a good cause of your choice, or shop the site to get discounted clothing and accessories while also giving back. Basically, if you're gonna splurge, Fashion Project helps you shed some of that shopper's guilt and trade it for some good karma instead.


Since New Year's Eve celebrations are the perfect excuse to buy something shiny and new, I went through the site to find some selections perfect for the big countdown. And not only are they from some big names and barely worn (there are a ton of great Milly dresses on the site right now!), but a majority of the proceeds from every sale go to a variety of trusted nonprofits, including the World Food Program, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and NEADS/Dogs For Deaf And Disabled Americans, among others. (You can even sort the site's offerings by charitable cause, meaning you can make sure your shopping spree benefits the causes you care about most!) To shop these New Year's finds, click the links below, and for more, check out Fashion Project's own New Year's round-up. Happy Hunting!