It's been called the "Rolls-Royce of garage sales."
Super Saturday, the super-chic designer tag sale that benefits the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation, returns to the Hamptons for its 13th year this Saturday.
"It shows you how people can and will come together and really work to make a difference in this world, especially for a cause that touches our hearts," says Donna Karan, who created the event in 1998 with her pal, Harper's Bazaar editor Liz Tilberis (who later died of ovarian cancer), and OCRF president Faith Kates Kogan. Back then, it was a small, intimate affair held in Tilberis' backyard, with designers "emptying out their personal closets," Karan says.
Today, some 200-plus designer brands - including Karan, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Charlotte Ronson and Theory - plus stores such as Intermix, contribute apparel, accessories, beauty and home pieces, sold at slashed prices. Last year, they raised $3.7 million.
Shoppers can also enjoy pedicures, a Nintendo Men's Lounge (with cocktails and Wii games), rides and crafts for the kids, plus great people-watching, from In Style editors (they co-sponsor) to co-hosts Karan, Ariel Foxman, Kelly Ripa and "Twilight's" Ashley Greene.
WHERE | WHEN Super Saturday, at Noah's Ark Project, Water Mill, on Saturday, 1 to 6 p.m.; tickets, $450 adults, $650 for preview entry at noon, $150 kids ages 5-16 (free for kids younger than 5); for tickets, call 212-759-2800, ext. 22, or visit ocrf.org.
Beat Super Saturday traffic with QVC
Don't want to fight all that East End traffic? Then catch QVC's annual Super Saturday live telecast, where viewers can purchase specially priced items, some exclusive to QVC, like Indian designer Amrita Singh's Nello earrings (in 18 karat gold plate, originally $100, sold for half off); on QVC, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.