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Get Rodeo Drive style at Wichita Center for the Arts

Designer clothing and accessories will be for sale at Rodeo Drive: ICT Style at the Wichita Center for the Arts on Jan. 27.
Designer clothing and accessories will be for sale at Rodeo Drive: ICT Style at the Wichita Center for the Arts on Jan. 27.

A first. When it comes to community fundraising events, it’s tough to come up with a first. But from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 27, there will be something going on at the Wichita Center for the Arts that has not happened before in this town. It combines wine, nibbles and shopping for shoes, handbags and other accessories. That’s all been done, but what makes this a first is that all the items for sale are designer clothes and accessories.

Chanel, Gucci, Givenchy, Prada and Bottega Veneta are just a few of the designers represented. These are clothes worn very few times, and some – many, in fact – have never been worn. The items were donated by women who shop at high-end stores.

If you’ve ever looked at a beautiful item in a glossy fashion magazine and muttered, “I would just love to feel that fabric,” or “it would be heaven to just try that on,” here’s your chance.

The event is called Rodeo Drive: ICT Style. “I would like for women to come and shop and enjoy a night out at something different for a good cause,” said Liz Koch, who came up with the idea of having an upscale boutique at the Center. She donated many of the items. “Even if they don’t buy something, I want them to come and enjoy a fun evening,” she said.

Don’t spend your Christmas money yet. Save it for a special purchase of a designer item at a discounted price. You’ll have something to treasure, and you’ll be helping the Wichita Center for the Arts.

Tickets are $30 in advance or $25 if you are a WCFTA member. Tickets will be available at the door for $35 or you can buy them in advance at www.wcfta.com.

Get your girlfriends together for a night out. Think how much less expensive this trip will be than going to the other Rodeo Drive.

All the money will go to the Wichita Center for the Arts.

Come take a look. You’ll have a blast, have lots to talk about. And you will be taking part in a first.

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