“You might get a luxury bag for $300 that’s usually $3,000,” said Melissa Akkaway. On May 12 at 4 p.m. PST, the founder of The Particulars — a site decided to accessories — will host an auction on Instagram Live @The.Particulars to benefit Baby2Baby’s coronavirus relief efforts.
Over 20 articles, new and gently used items by brands that include Celine, Goyard, Balenciaga, Fendi and Christian Louboutin, with a combined retail value of more than $100,000, will be featured. All bids will begin at $20.
“It’s important to start at a price point that’s affordable,” Akkaway continued. “We want to raise as much money as possible. We want this to be open far and wide.”
One-hundred percent of proceeds from the digital auction will go to Baby2Baby, a Los Angeles-based organization that provides children with basic necessities, from diapers to clothing and essential goods. Amid COVID-19, the charity has broadened its undertakings to supply urgent needs, like infant formula, baby food and snacks (through a donation by Plum Organics).
Bidding on all items, including these Christian Louboutin heels, starts at $20.
“It’s about upcycling in a way that is meaningful right now with what’s happening,” said Akkaway. Those opening their closets for the initiative, named Closets2Closets,