Sarasota, FL – Blue skies and busy shoppers combined to create a very successful Upscale Sidewalk Sale. Hosted by Designing Women Boutique on February 2nd, this high-end consignment shopping event drew impressive crowds with organizers estimating that hundreds came to enjoy the day and sales for the shop recorded one of the best days in the history of the company.
Held under a tent on DWB grounds, the shopping extravaganza featured booths filled with brand-new, gently loved clothing, jewelry, home furnishings and accessories, vintage items, luggage, handbags, and much more. Appraisers as seen on PBS’s Antiques Roadshow were kept busy throughout the day offering advice and evaluations which proved to be a popular attraction for many attendees.
Proceeds from Upscale Sidewalk Sale will benefit DWB’s grants program and their signature GroundWorks initiative that funds scholarships, mentoring and career advancement opportunities. Booths were merchandised by GroundWorks partners, including:
• Girls Inc
• Ringling College of Art & Design
• Roskamp Institute
• Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
• The Out-of-Door Academy
• Sarasota YMCA
• USF Sarasota-Manatee
DWB would like to thank the event sponsors, including Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Longboat Key News, SRQ Magazine and WSNN-TV 6 News. GroundWorks is sponsored by BMO Wealth Management, Jean Weidner Goldstein, Linda Gross & Advice Solutions, the Frank E. Duckwall Foundation, the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation, Franz Wealth Management Group and Teri Hansen.
About Designing Women Boutique
Established in 2002, Designing Women Boutique is Sarasota’s premier non-profit boutique featuring upscale fashions, jewelry, fine art and home goods. They also offer concierge estate liquidation and downsizing services. Through the sale of consigned, donated and new merchandise as well as sponsorships, donations and other fundraising activities, DWB has given over $4 million in grants and merchandise to more than 75 local recipients. Their mission is to grow funding for the benefit of Sarasota’s arts and human services organizations.
DWB is located at 1226 North Tamiami Trail. For information, call 941-366-5293 or go to DesigningWomenSRQ.org.