21st annual “Designers have a heart” sale
20th – 23rd May 2009 at the Espace Catherine Max

No need to wait for the sales! The biggest names in fashion, beauty products, tableware and interior design have got together for this special event. 100% of proceeds are given to Arcat, a French organisation that provides help for people living with AIDS or illnesses related with it.

photo de WTL photos utilisée sous licence cc
photo by WTL photos used under cc licence

If you’re looking for pieces by your favourite designer brands, this is the time to do it – cheaply and with a good conscience!

You’ll find menswear, women’s clothes, kid clothes, sport and youthwear, accessories, underwear, perfume, cosmetics, make-up, decorative/designer objects, even crockery, bedlinen and – new this year – jazz CDs!

Here are some of the names of people taking part (full list here):

Agnès b, Antik Batik, Azzaro, Balenciaga, Barbara Bui, Cacharel, Chanel, Chantal Thomass, Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Chloé, Comptoir des Cotonniers, Dries Van Noten, Elie Saab, Emanuel Ungaro, Et Vous, Fifi Chachnil, Givenchy, Guy Laroche, Hartford, Isabel Marant, Issey Miyake, Jean-Paul Gaultier, John Galliano, Kris Van Assche, Laboratoire Nuxe, Lanvin, Lollipops, Nina Ricci, Pierre Cardin, Princesse Tam Tam, Rochas, Sonia Rykiel, S.T. Dupont, Vanessa Bruno, Victoria Couture, Yves Saint Laurent, Zadig & Voltaire… Anne De Solène, AlterMundi, Cassina, Edition Taschen, Hervé Mat & Jewski, Les Mille Feuilles, Matali Crasset, Modenature, N.Villaret, Ombre Portée, Ronan et Erwan Bouroullec…

Be sure to get there early: there’s always a mad crowd at this sort of event.

Th 21st “Les créateurs ont du coeur” sale is at the Espace Catherine Max, 17 avenue Raymond Poincaré, 75016 Paris (map here) from 20th – 23rd May 2009.

Opening hours and other information on the official site (in French) here.

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photo de My Beadiful Designs utilisée sous licence cc