Apr 27, 2023

Cirque du SAWA Breaks All Records

A star studded crowd of shoppers rushed through the doors of River Oaks Country Club to get first dibs on the designer pieces offered in the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Reflections on Style event. The event raised over 1.1 million for the programs and services of the Army. Huge thank you to all the donors and sponsors of this year’s event including: Abientot, Tribute Goods, Briargrove Pharmacy, Caruggi, and Woody’s who donated new items for the 4 day sale. The four day sell had over 157 racks and displays in the space, at the close of the sell, there were only 3 racks left of merchandise.

This year’s theme was “Reflections on Style, Cirque du SAWA.” The luncheon sold out in one day with over 500 people in attendance this year. Shoppers enjoyed a festive morning of steals and deals, lunch and Couture Runway Show. Guests were invited back to the salon to shop the incredible runway show selection of designer clothing, handbags and shoes.

Leading the helm of this coveted ticket were Kristy Liedtke and Mary Maxey. The Chic Boutique Gold Co-Chairs were Rhonda Jones and Pam Sengelmann and Chic Boutique Showroom Chairs were Mikki Donnelly and Maryann Gerity.

The esteemed honoree was Ann Roff and her husband Hugh, who were being honored for her generous support and longtime service commitment to The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary and many other worthy organizations. They were instrumental in funding the first emergency women’s shelter in the city in 2011.

The luncheon sold-out immediately and 4-day fashion sale was held on Wednesday, April 12-15th, 5125 Richmond Avenue formerly at World Market. The Chic Boutique Showroom is only open once a year.

The very best shopping deals come from some of Houston’s best closets. This year’s event featured “Pre-Loved” or new designer clothes, shoes, handbags and jewelry from top designers such as Valentino, Escada, Chanel, Prada, Oscar de la Renta, as well as many mid-range treasures from Milly, Tahari, Lafayette and Worth. The racks were full of fabulous finds from Banana Republic, Ann Taylor and Talbots for shoppers to choose from.

Shopping their hearts out: Vicki West, Ann Bookout, Lilly Andress, Linda McReynolds, Darlene Clark, Allison Gemp, Maura Montgomery, Judy Tate, Tom Forney, Jenny Elkins, Phoebe Tudor, Stick DeLaup, Lucy Lewis, Maggie Austin, Maureen Higdon, Judy Chong, Darlene Clark, Connie Wallace, Jane and Jim Wise, Lynn Wyatt and Jan Griesenbeck among many others.

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