VIP tickets now on sale for Dress for Success SW Florida’s biggest shopping event of the year

Shop for Success, presented by White House Black Market, scheduled for Nov. 2

VIP tickets are now on sale for Shop for Success. This is Dress for Success SW Florida’s eagerly awaited annual signature shopping event. The free shopping extravaganza will be held on Friday, Nov. 2, from 5 to 9 p.m.

It is being held at the Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower Shops, 13051 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers. Shoppers are invited to purchase mostly new or gently used clothing and accessories collected from retailers, sponsors and the community. VIP tickets start at $50 each. General admission is free after 5 p.m.

Shop for Success will feature 5,000 square feet of clothing in sizes 00 to 26. It will feature accessories, including dresses, tops, pants, skirts, suits, jackets, shoes, handbags, scarves, and jewelry starting at $5.

Exclusive brands such as White House Black Market, Chico’s, Talbots, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Kate Spade, and Lily Pulitzer will be featured.

One hundred percent of the proceeds from the event will benefit Dress for Success SW Florida. Their mission is to jumpstart a woman’s career by providing not only work-appropriate attire through its Suits for Self Sufficiency program, but also education and training through its custom Women Empowered Through Employment Series (WETES). Both programs provide tools necessary to create a balance between work and home life and provide support to overcome life’s hardships.

“Our VIP ticket holders are usually repeat customers. They know what a great opportunity it is to shop these one-of-a-kind deals two hours before the doors open to the public,” said Nickole Hendra, executive director of Dress for Success SW Florida.

“Shop for Success is our largest shopping event of the year and we are so excited to once again present this event to the community. It’s also our major annual fundraiser. This year we have three tiers of VIP tickets available to those shoppers wanting a custom experience.”

Sponsors and VIPs will enjoy early shopping, tasty bites and champagne. A cash bar will also be available.

Shop for Success is sponsored by Card Systems, Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower Shops, Edison National Bank, First Florida Integrity Bank, Frank and Sons Moving & Storage, Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company, P.A., Stevens Construction and White House Black Market. Sponsorships are still available for this annual event that draws over 500 women.

To purchase tickets, call 239-689-4992 or visit Eventbrite at

Dress for Success SW Florida

Dress for Success SW Florida is headquartered in Fort Myers. They serve women in Lee and Collier counties.

The mission of Dress for Success SW Florida is to promote the independence of disadvantaged women. They provid professional attire, a network of support, and career development tools to help them thrive in work and in life. The nonprofit helps women achieve self-defined financial and professional success. Dress for Success SW Florida serves job-ready women by referral only.

For more information, or call 239-689-4992. Dress for Success SW Florida is located at 12995 S. Cleveland Ave., Suite 252, Fort Myers, FL  33907.