Quick and Easy: The Lake Forest Shop’s Shop Your Cause

MAD-shop-for-a-causeMake your fall wardrobe revitalization count by shopping at The Lake Forest Shop.

Benefit one of 11 participating organizations with your purchase from the famed clothier.

What: For the past 10 years, The Lake Forest Shop has celebrated and supported local nonprofit groups with a community partnership through the Shop Your Cause event. Ten percent of the retail proceeds from each purchase during the event will benefit a different community nonprofit. Customers can choose for their donation to aid one of 11 organizations, including the Ragdale Foundation, the Lake Forest Symphony, the Learning Disabilities Association and the Elawa Farm Foundation.

The opening night party will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a raffle, offering shoppers prizes such as Chicago Wolves tickets, a Kindle, Lake Forest Symphony tickets and a $250 gift certificate to The Lake Forest Shop. Volunteers from the partner organizations will model shop fashions, and Denise Seegal, president of leading luxury cashmere brand Magaschoni, will unveil pieces from the brand’s upcoming winter line.

Where: The Lake Forest Shop, 265 E. Market Square, Lake Forest

When: Wednesday, Oct. 9, 5:30–7:30 p.m.

How: Visit The Lake Forest Shop October 9–12. Ten percent of every sale will benefit a community nonprofit partner of your choice. For more information and a complete list of the 2013 community partners, call the shop at 847-234-0548 or visit their website.

The organization: Founded in 1922 as the Lake Forest Sports Shop by Chicago socialite Margaret Baxter Foster, The Lake Forest Shop has become one of the North Shore’s leading women’s specialty stores. Now in the hands of granddaughter Ellen Stirling, the store is a premiere destination for cocktail, business casual or gala couture. Stirling, whose famous sartorial relatives include the late American magazine publisher Condé Nast and Nancy Talbot, co-founder of the eponymous retail clothing chain, reinvigorated the family shop and created a more sophisticated brand.

Fashion designer Bill Blass cited The Lake Forest Shop as one of the key reasons North Shore women remain among the best-dressed in the county. And with fashion consultants, on-site alterations, trunk shows and special orders available, The Lake Forest Shop is tailor-made for the fashionable North Shore woman.

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