This is philanthropic shopping at its best. In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and throughout October, many Las Vegas retailers are offering a bevy of pink products designed to benefit various breast-cancer-related organizations.
The pink ribbon is the international symbol for breast cancer, and a percentage of sales of pink ribbon products help fund education, prevention and research. Products range from beauty to fashion to home décor, giving shoppers the opportunity to look good while doing good.
Brands and retail stores are doing their part to give funds to this cause, and so can you. Here are eight ways you can shop and help raise money for breast cancer outreach and research that are so chic and unique, you will be tickled pink.
1. BCBG Max Azria Dream Sunglasses
This top fashion brand is donating 25 percent of sales of its Dream Sunglasses to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, with a guaranteed minimum donation of $100,000. Dramatic, oversized and showcasing a sophisticated sense of style, these limited-edition sunglasses were created by ClearVision Optical. One of the most captivating features is the metal BCBG Max Azria icon displayed brilliantly at the temple. Inside is an eye-catching silk-screened pattern of pink ribbons and inspirational words, elegantly symbolizing support for breast cancer research and awareness. $120, available at BCBG Max Azria, Town Square.
2. Sephora Collection BCA Pink Eyelash Curler
Be beautiful for a cause. This high-precision, pinch-proof eyelash curler is engineered and made exclusively for Sephora. Not only is the stainless steel frame pink, but it is also designed for the delivery of an accurate, beautiful and long-lasting curl. Sephora is donating $1 from the sale of this product to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), dedicated to preventing breast cancer and finding a cure in our lifetime. $16, available at all Sephora locations, including Town Square, Miracle Mile and the Grand Canal Shoppes.
3. Soma Intimates Love and Support PJ Set
Featuring super-soft signature cotton and a “Love and Support” graphic script print, this specially designed PJ set takes sleepwear to a whole new level of suave comfort. Each piece is sold separately and can be combined with Soma’s other Love and Support intimates including the high-leg panty and dotted hipster. Proceeds from the sale of Love and Support sleepwear and intimates go to Living Beyond Breast Cancer, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering women with the disease. $49 each, available at Soma Intimates, Town Square.
4. Sonia Kashuk Circle Around a Cause Travel Brush Set
Breast cancer survivor and professional makeup artist Sonia Kashuk and Target have partnered with BCRF for the fourth year in a row
to create an exclusive, limited-edition and absolutely gorgeous collection of cosmetics, such as this travel brush set. Housed in a chic pink case that also doubles as a clutch, this professional-quality, six-piece set features long silver handles and brightly-colored pink bristles. Included is Kashuk’s signature blush brush, eye-shadow brush, angled eye shadow brush, crease brush, smudge brush and lash and brow groomer—all the essentials to create fabulous looks for any occasion. $22, available at Target.
5. Alyce Chair
Designed as a tribute to the mother of the designer, the Alyce chair incorporates the iconic pink ribbon into its construction. This silk chair is finely crafted with Plantation Mahogany and accented with brushed nickel feet. Not only is the chair available for purchase, but the public can also register in-store for a chance to win the piece through Oct. 31, $1,000, available at Robb & Stucky Interiors, Town Square.
6. Maggie Handbag by Coach
Simple yet aristocratic, Coach’s Maggie bag features an attractive and easy-to-carry hobo silhouette that is oh-so modern. Made from shiny cowhide leather, this pretty-in-pink handbag is accented with gold-tone hardware and the signature Coach dog tag. Twenty percent of all sales from this bag benefit BCRF. $358, at Coach stores inside Fashion Show and the Shoppes at the Palazzo.
7. By Chari Bracelet
CENTERpiece Gallery and Las Vegas jewelry designer Chari Cuthbert have partnered to create two unique pieces in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness, which will be available Oct. 14 at The Art of Giving jewelry event and reception at the gallery. By Chari’s limited-edition bracelet and necklace are made of sterling silver complemented by fresh-water pearls, rose quartz and other semiprecious beads. In support of Nevada Cancer Institute, 50 percent of the proceeds from both exclusively designed pieces will be donated to the organization. $30 to $100, available at CENTERpiece Gallery at CityCenter and online at www.ByChari.com
8. Pure Romance Whipped Edible Lubricant
It’s like the icing on the cake. This romance enhancing lubricant is formulated with natural ingredients to increase pleasure during your most private moments. Whipped is part of Pure Romance’s Pink Ribbon line, specially created to fund their Sensuality, Sexuality, Survival program. The program was developed in correlation with a team of specialized gynecologists, sex therapists and sexual health educators to offer women alternative resources to help them overcome many of the physical and emotional side effects that impact sexuality while dealing with cancer diagnosis, treatment or surgery. $15, available at www.PureRomance.com