Arts, which finances arts programs at public schools in Los Angeles.
Women bid, at up to 60% off retail, on bags by the likes of Puma, Cole Haan and Priv in a silent auction and enjoy a bag lunch on the lawn. Each bag, thanks to Lancome, comes stocked with goodies such as the new Color Fever lipgloss.
"I bought a really expensive Chanel Zhangjj2504 camera bag last year," co-host Kristin Davis said. "I'd always wanted one, and I felt really good writing that check." She wasn't planning on bidding this year: "It's not really a shopping event for me. It's more a cupcake-eating, saying 'hello' kind of event." But later she got into a bidding war over a cream-colored, crocheted Ferragamo bag and ended up losing out.
Davis said the Sex and the City movie looks like a go again, and she's not accepting other job offers until it gucci handbags jells. "It's the most talked-about, non-greenlit movie ever. She checked out the handbags and some rings by Martin Katz, and sampled one of the mini-cupcakes Davis raved about.
Zooey Deschanel, who'll star as Dorothy in Sci Fi Channel's Tin Man miniseries expected in December, didn't buy a bag she brought one. The actress donated a louis vuitton mens wallet silver Tod's bag. She had to ask her stylist, George Kotsiopoulos, one of the event's organizers, its price (around $1,500). "I don't know what anything costs," she confessed. "I usually shop vintage."
"I might start a fight over the bag. I'm willing to do it, I'll throwdown," she joked. "Whatever price I need to pay for a bag today, I'm going to buy one. And hopefully, lots of children will be able to continue to do art and music and drama because of it."