Nearly 140 fashionistas gathered at Guadalupe Resale Shop for a spirited Fashion Show and Private Sale showcasing designer apparel, shoes, handbags, jewelry and hats.

Held March 27 at Guadalupe Resale Shop in North Naples, the sold-out fashion show featured 12 volunteer models wearing trendy cocktail and party dresses, business attire, formalwear, casualwear and athletic apparel. Then, attendees enjoyed an exclusive opportunity to purchase all items from the show, as well as browse the boutique’s expanded selection of apparel and accessories.

“I think the Fashion Show surprised some guests who didn’t expect to see such high-quality items from designer brands like Ann Taylor, Vince Camuto, Calvin Klein, Chico’s, Talbots, Brooks Brothers and others,” said Kat McNabb, store manager at Guadalupe Resale Shop. “That’s what makes shopping at resale stores so appealing. You never know when you will discover a treasure.”

Guadalupe Resale Shop receives donations of new and like-new merchandise from generous individuals and businesses. In addition to ladies’ and men’s clothing, jewelry, purses and shoes, the Resale Shop also accepts donations of furniture, home décor, kitchenware, artwork, lamps, linens, and more.

The Fashion Show raised $5,800 and proceeds will support three educational programs at Guadalupe Center in Immokalee: the nationally accredited Early Childhood Education Program, After-school Tutoring & Summer Enrichment Program and college-preparatory Tutor Corps Program.

Greethel Leon, assistant manager at the Resale Shop, served as Fashion Show coordinator and was assisted by boutique volunteers Maureen Moreau, Barb Lowell and Jean McLellan.

About Guadalupe Resale Shop
Guadalupe Resale Shop is an upscale boutique in North Naples that accepts donations of like-new furniture, home décor, kitchenware, artwork, lamps, linens, DVDs and CDs, books and all types of ladies’ and men’s clothing, including accessories such as jewelry, purses and nearly new shoes. The Resale Shop provides a free pick-up service for furniture donations. All proceeds from sales at the Resale Shop directly support educational programs at Guadalupe Center in Immokalee. For more information, please visit GuadalupeCenter.org/Resale-Shop or call 239-594-2696.

About Guadalupe Center
Guadalupe Center is a purpose-driven nonprofit organization with proven success in creating endless possibilities for the students of Immokalee through education, as well as fostering personal and academic success that leads to economic independence. Established in 1984, Guadalupe Center is a premier, education-focused organization that delivers outstanding results: 95% of students in the nationally accredited Early Childhood Education Program meet or exceed kindergarten readiness standards; 100% of students in the After-school Tutoring & Summer Enrichment Program demonstrate significant gains in reading and math; and 100% of seniors in the college-preparatory Tutor Corps Program graduate from high school and are accepted into college, with more than 94% ultimately earning a college degree. With a mission to break the cycle of poverty through education, Guadalupe Center serves more than 1,750 students annually and is generously supported by private donors, philanthropic organizations and community partners. For more information, please visit GuadalupeCenter.org or call 239-657-7711.