Score a Piece of Oprah's Closet When She Auctions Off More Than 250 Items for Charity
You get Oprah’s Chanel! You get Oprah’s Celine! You get the Badgley Mischka dress Oprah wore on the cover of O, The Oprah Magazine! But you have to bid on it, first. That’s right, beginning on March 1, Oprah Winfrey is hosting an eBay auction. It will feature more than 250 amazing designer pieces straight from the icon’s wardrobe and, true to Winfrey’s philanthropic background, all proceeds will directly benefit The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa.
"eBay makes it easy for anyone to support important causes like this one by enabling sellers to easily donate a portion of their sales to the charity of their choice and buyers to do a good deed while shopping," says Vincent Payen, Head of Consumer Selling at eBay, adding that in 2015 alone, eBay users helped rake in over $92 million for various charitable causes globally.
Shoppers can expect to find high-end classics like gold Manolo Blahnik pumps, a flirty pink Oscar de la Renta skirt, and a chic white Prada purse, as well as some pieces worn by Winfrey during key moments in her career like the embellished Naeem Khan skirt (above) she wore on the 20th anniversary premiere of The Oprah Winfrey Show. "This is a chance to buy a piece of television and media history while helping change young women's lives," says Adam Glassman, Creative Director of O, The Oprah Magazine. "Most of the items in the sale are timeless and classic; and the best part–they are all like new."
Bidding starts at 12 a.m. ET tonight and runs through March 10.