February 26, 2010 11:23 ET

Buy Design Spring Social to Dazzle and Spoil

Tickets to the hottest fundraiser in Hogtown are now available

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 26, 2010) - For the past six years Buy Design has dazzled and entertained Toronto's socially-conscious fashionistas. Now in its seventh year, the event promises to give its guests a ring-a-ding-ding! On Saturday, April 10, 2010, Buy Design Spring Social, will blow everyone's wig off with a 1930's post-depression-inspired party.

On behalf of Windfall, Canada's only new clothing and basic-needs items bank, event host Adrian Mainella will welcome guests into a transformed Fermenting Cellar mimicking a festive outdoor space.

"Once again, our remarkable organizing committee will deliver guests what they have come to expect, an incredibly fun event in support of an incredibly important cause," says Helen Harakas, Windfall's Executive Director. When entering the space at the Distillery District, guests will go back in time to an outdoor, post-depression country social fair. They'll walk amidst badminton and croquet courts, alongside bails of hay, and help choose the winner of the boater pageant. While indulging in picnic fare at the many concession stands, they'll enjoy live music performances from the era and shop the mess hall-style auction featuring the latest fashion and lifestyle finds. At the end, they leave with a gift bag stuffed with goodies worth upward of $150!

Over the past six years, Buy Design has become known as one of Toronto's top fashion events, but from the beginning the organizing committee has been adamant about keeping the cost of the ticket affordable. "It's always been really important for us to keep the price of the ticket reasonable. It's still $75, and $80 at the door," says Tralee Pearce, Buy Design co-chair. "We hope it encourages more people to come and celebrate Windfall with us." Thanks to this year's sponsors, which include TD, FASHION Magazine, H&M, The Globe and Mail, Alterna and BMO, the committee can, again this year, host a snazzy evening that will be sure to impress all.

Tickets are limited, but still available, and can be purchased online at or by calling Windfall at 416.703.8435. $75 or six for $375, and $80 at the door.

Windfall, an award-winning registered charity, assists more than 64,000 vulnerable citizens in the Greater Toronto Area; 1/3 of them are children. Windfall provides brand-new donated clothing and other basic-needs items to people living in poverty and/or crisis enabling them to boost their self-esteem and sense of belonging resulting in increased life opportunities. The items are distributed, free of charge, through partnerships with more than 100 social service agencies across the GTA. In the past year, Windfall has distributed 900,000 items worth $28 (retail).

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