At these uptown Manhattan shops, those who are so out of tune with the stay-at-home mood of the moment that they still yearn for a baby-pink leather Chanel jacket to go out in can pick one up for a song.
At the Irvington Institute Thrift Shop, which benefits research on Aids, cancer and diabetes, you could choose last week from a YSL satin swing coat, a Calvin Klein beaded shift and several frocks from Valentino. Prices started at dollars 50. The only problem is that no Social X-Ray is ever bigger than a size 6.
Nan Kempner, probably the most famous of the Park Avenue couture shopping set, says that she donates her tiny cast-offs to the Memorial Sloane-Kettering Thrift Shop, which benefits the eponymous hospital. Mrs Kempner gives till it hurts. 'I believe the lucky should give back. But I hate to do it. I just know whatever I give will be just what I'll want to be wearing again,' she says.
Mrs Kempner also gives to the annual Posh sale, which benefits the blind. Tiny Nan-sized women wait in line for the couture cast-offs which she loaths parting with so much that she says she is tempted to dress up as someone else and join the queue.Reuse content