World's Window uses high fashion to raise money to fight domestic violence
3:47 PM, Apr 23, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - All eyes focused on fashionable deals at a favorite Brookside store Thursday night.
World's Window at 332 W. 63rd Street in Kansas City, Mo., hosted the 8th annual "Flipping Favorites" event to bring attention to domestic violence.
Shoppers browsed the racks of high-end women's fashion. Each new or gently-worn garment was donated over the past month. Each is piece is priced at $10, and shoppers loaded up on all sorts of deals.
The proceeds support the work of the Rose Brooks Center – the area's most comprehensive domestic violence program.
World's Window owner Jan Buerge says it's a win-win for everyone.
"We're not totally a women's store, but a lot of it is a women's store, and a lot of my staff are women," Buerge said. "And we just feel that we share the fact that there are women who are sisters out there and they need Rose Brooks Center."
All the clothes not sold at the event will be delivered to Rose Brooks Center and used in Rosie's Closet. Women who come through their emergency shelter, often with nothing but the clothes on their backs, then select what they need from there.