October is breast cancer awareness month, and a variety of brands participate (some giving a portion of proceeds to the cause). Check out these chic products that look good, and fight back.
Macy's continues to work with Ralph Lauren's Pink Pony fund, which supports breast cancer education and research. Here, the short-sleeve crewneck, $48 at select Macy's and macys.com, with 25 percent of the price going to the fund.
Bumble and bumble
Bumble and bumble's Prêt-à-Powder ($27) is a dry shampoo and style extender, and with every purchase through Dec. 31, $5 goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation; at bumbleandbumble.com and sephora.com
Through October, buy any item in Ouidad's Krly Kids line, including the No Time for Tears shampoo, No More Knots conditioner or Pump and Go spray gel ($15 each) and Ouidad donates $1 to breast cancer research (or make any $85-or-more purchase on the website this month and $5 is donated to the brand's Curls for a Cure foundation); at ouidad.com
Jadeite symbolizes love and virtue and is believed to have healing properties, which gives extra meaning to Amoura's bracelet; $28 at amouradesigns.com with 20 percent of proceeds from sales in October going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Bobbi Brown's limited edition Peony Set ($50) includes a vibrant blush and mini blender brush, and with every purchase the brand will donate $12 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation; at makeup counters and bobbibrowncosmetics.com
Buy any of the scents in Fergie's Outspoken fragrance line--including her latest, Outspoken Party!, $34, created in honor of breast cancer survivors--and $5 goes to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade; at avon.com (or call 800-FOR-AVON).
Lacy pink lingerie may be just the thing to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month. This year Cosabella will donate 20 percent of sales from this soft bra ($55) to Bra-Ha-Ha, an organization that raises awareness about breast health; at cosabella.com
A leader in the fight against breast cancer, Estee Lauder will donate 20 percent of the retail price of its limited-edition golden alligator slim compact filled with Lucidity pressed powder ($200) to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation; at select Saks Fifth Avenue stores and esteelauder.com
Expandable bangle bracelet from Alex and Ani; $38 at select Bloomingdale's stores and bloomingdales.com, with 20 percent of the proceeds going to the Breast Cancer Research Fund.
Saks Fifth Avenue
Saks Fifth Avenue's Key to the Cure T-shirt is a limited edition designed by Jason Wu; $35 at select Saks Fifth Avenue stores, saks.com and saksoff5th.com with 100 percent of sales benefitting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Printed pouch and key fob; $95 at select Tory Burch stores and toryburch.com, with 20 percent of the purchase price going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Oversized wool scarf in soft pink and gray stripes; $129 at select Marimekko stores and us.marimekko.com with $25 from each sale going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Plant some flower power on your workout clothes with rose-emblazoned leggings; $130 at carbon38.com, with $10 from every pair sold going to Susan G. Komen for the Cure to help fund clinical trials.
New Balance has a whole "Lace up for the Cure" collection including this sleek sneak in hot pink that's lightweight and built for speed; $109.99 at select New Balance stores and newbalance.com with 5 percent of the suggested retail price going to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.