Perhaps summer isn’t a busy shopping time for you…we get that. We like to spend our summer days swimming, sunning and sipping frozen cocktails (Strawberry Daiquiris with a Myer’s Rum Float is our particular summer treat). There is, however, one summer shopping event that we’re always happy to skip the beach for…and best of all, it’s for a good cause!
On Saturday, July 25th, the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) is hosting its 18th annual Super Saturday. The event takes place in the heart of The Hamptons, on the lush grounds of Nova’s Ark Project in Water Mill, New York. Kelly Ripa and Donna Karan will co-host the event.
From Humble Beginnings
The first Super Saturday took place in 1998. It was held in the backyard of the late Liz Tilberis’ (former Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar) home in the Hamptons. She was the then-president of OCRF, and had been diagnosed with the disease herself. From these backyard beginnings, the event has evolved into a day-long, star-studded designer shopping extravaganza attended by over 2,000 people. In addition to 30 – 50% off premier designer brands, there is a kid’s carnival and a delicious catered lunch (and cocktails, of course). There are always fun “experience tents” as well – you can enjoy an Essie manicure, get a psychic reading and more!
Shop The Day Away
This is one of our favorite summer events. We come ready to stock up – the shopping is incredible! We’ve gotten the cutest back to school items for our kids and the chicest designer pieces for ourselves. Every year, the roster of designers changes, but past year’s sponsors included Ralph Lauren, Theory, Alice + Olivia, Helmut Lang, rag & bone, Vilebrequin, mBaby, Vince, Diane von Furstenberg and Versace…among many others.
As you can imagine, this late July all day event can feel more like Super Sticky Saturday. If you plan on attending, be sure to wear light, breathable clothing and plenty of sunblock. We also make sure to have a cooling skin mist, face/body wipes and a frizz-fighting hair product in our bag, to avoid the whole melting hairball look…there’s always a crowd of photographers snapping away.
Travel Beauty’s founding team has been involved with OCRF for the past 13 years. Ovarian Cancer is an important women’s issue that does not receive nearly enough attention. OCRF funds critical research on ovarian cancer which has led to earlier detection of the disease and will ultimately lead to a cure. All Super Saturday proceeds fund OCRF’s research initiatives.
We hope to see you there! To learn more about Super Saturday and to purchase tickets, visit OCRF’s website.