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100 percent of proceeds from the 2(X)IST pop-up shop go to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy Relief. (Credit: Handout)
From hosting food and clothing drives to donating a portion of sales to local charities, these stores, spas and pop-ups are offering ways to help those affected by superstorm Sandy while you shop.
Now through Dec. 20
The Council of Fashion Designers of America and Vogue have put together an online auction at CharityBuzz.com, and 100 percent of the proceeds will go to relief organizations in the tri-state area and the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City. Prizes include a meet and greet with Michael Kors at New York Fashion Week and a $10,000 shopping spree, a "Project Runway" finale screening with Heidi Klum, a prestigious DKNY fashion internship and more. Auction closes Dec. 20; at charitybuzz.com/fashionforsandy.
Now through Dec. 24
2(X)IST, known for their fashion-forward underwear, apparel, swimwear and accessories for men, has opened their first ever pop-up shop in Manhattan's Times Square, and 100 percent of the shop's profits will go to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy Relief. Shoppers will find a "Greatest Hits" selection of the most popular underwear styles, a sneak preview of the 2(X)IST WATCH collection, and everything is 25 percent off. Plus, when you spend $50 or more, you'll take home a free pair of dress socks; open daily 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., at 1411 Broadway, Manhattan. Call 877-597-5827 for more information.
Now through Dec. 25
Port Washington-based fine jeweler Glenn Bradford just launched his new, customizeable "Word Art" collection, and he is donating a portion of sales to the Women's Fund of Long Island Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort through Dec. 25. The store wil also host a shop for charity event from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 1, with wine, hors d'oeuvres and a raffle with 100 percent of proceeds going to the cause. To reserve your spot, email email@example.com; at Glenn Bradford, 279 Main St., Port Washington.
Now through Dec. 31
Links of London has joined with The FEED Foundation to support organizations providing meals and relief to hard-hit areas of Manhattan. Links of London has designed a collection of colorful bracelets, $125, each with a motif marked with the number of meals given per bracelet sold. They will match an additional 10 percent of proceeds from the sale of each FEED Green Leaf cord bracelet and donate directly to the relief efforts through Dec. 31; at linksoflondon.com/us-en/.
Spatique Medical Spa and Dr. Marina Peredo are working with Long Island Cares to host a storm relief donation drive to help those affected by superstorm Sandy. Bins are located in the spa's lobby, and they are currently looking for coats, new socks, blankets, garbage bags, diapers, baby food, baby wipes and non-perishable food items, at Spatiue Medical Spa, 260 Middle Country Rd., Suite 208, Smithtown; 631-724-7720
Photo: 100 percent of proceeds from the 2(X)IST pop-up shop in Manhattan's Times Square go to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy Relief through Dec. 24, 2012.