Women were treated to an evening filled with wine, fashion and compassion at the second annual Wine, Women & Shoes fundraiser benefitting Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children on November 3rd.
A strolling wine, food tasting and boutique shopping experience, Wine, Women & Shoes is a charity event series that is replicated in other markets around the country. This year the event moved to the Chase Center on the Riverfront, where guests enjoyed a two-hour marketplace featuring six vendors who sold jewelry and fashion accessories as well as several vintner partners Conundrum, Miraval, Emmolo, Barton & Guestier and FranksWines, who offered tastings.
After shopping, the 270 guests guests enjoyed a live auction (with show tickets to Hamilton!) and fashion show featuring clothing and accessories from Chicos, White House Black Market, Ellie, Wilmington Country Store, Morgan’s of Delaware, and Matthew’s Formal Wear & Tailors.
The lucky winner of the Key to the Closet raffle took home a dream closet worth over $8,000 and included items such as a $1,000 elfa closet organization system from The Container Store and beauty treatments such as a $2,500 gift card for Sono Bello.
Every WW&S event also features Shoe Guys, who stroll the event with merchant items (including shoes!) and auction items on silver platters. This year men from One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning and Benjamin Franklin Plumbing stepped up to the Shoe Guys opportunity.
Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children is still calculating the success of the event but was pleased with the turnout.