It’s quite evident that Allan and I are becoming fashion icons in our Soles4Souls polo shirts and khaki pants. We were, however, a bit under-dressed at “Fashion Night Out” in New York City. Nine West, (which my daughter Sondra tells me has the coolest shoes) introduced a new line called “Vintage”. As part of the launch of the Nine West Vintage America Collection, Nine West and Soles4Souls are stepping up their partnership to collect gently worn footwear to benefit those in need. From September 9, 2009 through September 24, 2009 customers who bring in a pair of gently worn shoes into any Nine West retail store nationwide will receive 15% off any purchase of $75 or more, which can be used online or in-store. All 192 participating Nine West stores will donate the recycled shoes directly to Soles4Souls. Nine West is a division of Jones Apparel Group, Inc.
We parked the Soles4Souls RV by the Nine West Store on Fifth Avenue and helped collect over 300 pairs of gently used shoes from customers coming to Fashion Night Out. The store was packed as customers enjoyed music and refreshments while buying great shoes and accessories. The RV attracted lots of attention, since most people don’t park a motorhome in the middle of Manhattan.