VIP tickets are now on sale for Shop for Success, Dress for Success SW Florida’s eagerly awaited annual signature shopping event.

The free shopping extravaganza will be held on Friday, Nov. 8, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower, 13051 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers. VIP tickets start at $50 each, offering exclusive early shopping opportunities. General admission is free after 5 p.m.

Shop for Success will feature 5,000 square feet of gently used clothing in sizes 00 to 26 and accessories, including dresses, tops, pants, skirts, suits, jackets, shoes, handbags, scarves and jewelry starting at $5. Exclusive brands such as White House Black Market, Chico’s, Talbots, Vince Camuto, J. Crew. St. Johns, Coach, Michael Kors and Lily Pulitzer will be featured. 

One hundred percent of the proceeds from the event will benefit Dress for Success SW Florida and its mission to jumpstart a woman’s career by providing not only work-appropriate attire through its Suits for Self Sufficiency program, but also education and training through its custom Women Empowered Through Employment Series (WETES). Both programs provide tools necessary to create a balance between work and home life, and provide support to overcome life’s hardships.

“Our VIP ticket holders come back year after year because they know the value of shopping these one-of-a-kind deals before the doors open to the public,” said Nickole Hendra, executive director of Dress for Success SW Florida. “Shop for Success is our largest shopping event of the year and also a major annual fundraiser for Dress for Success, supporting life-changing programs that empower women to thrive, both personally and professionally.”

Two tiers of VIP tickets are available to shoppers wanting a custom experience, including early entrance, tasty bites and complimentary cocktail, with additional add-ons to include personal shoppers, private dressing areas, and new for this year, a room designated for brand-new clothing with tags. A cash bar will also be available.

Sponsorship opportunities are now available for Shop for Success. Packages range from $500 to $5,000 and include varying levels of VIP tickets, early access and promotional materials.

For more information on the event and sponsorships, or to purchase tickets, call 239-689-4992 or visit https://shopforsuccess2019.eventbrite.com.

About Dress for Success SW Florida

Founded in 2010, Dress for Success SW Florida is headquartered in Fort Myers. A nonprofit organization with a mission to empower women to achieve economic independence, Dress for Success SW Florida provides a network of support, professional attire and development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Dress for Success SW Florida serves job-ready women by referral only. For more information, visit swflorida.dressforsuccess.org/or call 239-689-4992. Dress for Success SW Florida is located at 12995 S. Cleveland Ave., Suite 153, in Fort Myers.