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Bargain hunters have a field day as designer threads from chic closets rake in $600,000 for Salvation Army

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News, Salvation Army Relfections on Style, Hannah McNair, Janice McNair, Holly A.N. Smith
Hannah McNair, from left, honoree Janice McNair and Holly A.N. Smith. Photo by Kim Coffman
65 Linda McReynolds, left, and Lynn Wyatt at the Salvation Army luncheon April 2014
Linda McReynolds, left, and Lynn Wyatt. Photo by © Kim Coffman
6 Carol Sharpe, from left, Brenda DeVore, Jeanne Ruberti and Debbie Rogers at the Salvation Army luncheon April 2014
Carol Sharpe, from left, luncheon chair Brenda DeVore, Jeanne Ruberti and Debbie Rogers. Photo by © Kim Coffman
63 Tamara Bonar, left, and Lenny Matuszweski at the Salvation Army luncheon April 2014
Maestros of the fashion show Tamara Bonar and Lenny Matuszweski. Photo by © Kim Coffman
59 Jeanie Kilroy, from left, Elise Joseph and Anne Duncan at the Salvation Army luncheon April 2014
Jeanie Kilroy, from left, Elise Joseph and Anne Duncan. Photo by © Kim Coffman
58 Alice Burguieres, left, and Pat Breen at the Salvation Army luncheon April 2014
Alice Burguieres, left, and Pat Breen. Photo by © Kim Coffman
64 Rose Cullen, left, and Tara Conley at the Salvation Army luncheon April 2014
Rose Cullen, left, and Tara Conley. Photo by © Kim Coffman
72 Judy McGee at the Salvation Army luncheon April 2014
Judy McGee on a shopping spree. Photo by © Kim Coffman
62 Cynthia Petrello, from left, Diane Lokey Farb and Phoebe Tudor at the Salvation Army luncheon April 2014
Cynthia Petrello, from left, Diane Lokey Farb and Phoebe Tudor. Photo by © Kim Coffman
49 Susie Glasscock, left, and Meredith Barineau at the Salvation Army luncheon April 2014
Susie Glasscock, left, and Meredith Barineau. Photo by © Kim Coffman
30 Harlan Hrncir, left, and Betty Hrncir at the Salvation Army luncheon April 2014
Harlan Hrncir, left, and Betty Hrncir. Photo by © Kim Coffman
13 Debby Leighton, left, and Carolyn Mann at the Salvation Army luncheon April 2014
Debby Leighton, left, and Carolyn Mann. Photo by © Kim Coffman
12 Ermy Borlenghi Bonfield, from left, Lilly Andress and Mary Lynn Marks at the Salvation Army luncheon April 2014
Ermy Borlenghi Bonfield, from left, Lilly Andress and Mary Lynn Marks. Photo by © Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Harriet Hart, Karen Winston, Salvation Army Reflections on Style, April 2014
Harriet Hart and Karen Winston. Photo by Kim Coffman
20 Y. Ping Sun at the Salvation Army luncheon April 2014
Y. Ping Sun. Photo by © Kim Coffman
News, Salvation Army Relfections on Style, Hannah McNair, Janice McNair, Holly A.N. Smith
65 Linda McReynolds, left, and Lynn Wyatt at the Salvation Army luncheon April 2014
6 Carol Sharpe, from left, Brenda DeVore, Jeanne Ruberti and Debbie Rogers at the Salvation Army luncheon April 2014
63 Tamara Bonar, left, and Lenny Matuszweski at the Salvation Army luncheon April 2014
59 Jeanie Kilroy, from left, Elise Joseph and Anne Duncan at the Salvation Army luncheon April 2014
58 Alice Burguieres, left, and Pat Breen at the Salvation Army luncheon April 2014
64 Rose Cullen, left, and Tara Conley at the Salvation Army luncheon April 2014
72 Judy McGee at the Salvation Army luncheon April 2014
62 Cynthia Petrello, from left, Diane Lokey Farb and Phoebe Tudor at the Salvation Army luncheon April 2014
49 Susie Glasscock, left, and Meredith Barineau at the Salvation Army luncheon April 2014
30 Harlan Hrncir, left, and Betty Hrncir at the Salvation Army luncheon April 2014
13 Debby Leighton, left, and Carolyn Mann at the Salvation Army luncheon April 2014
12 Ermy Borlenghi Bonfield, from left, Lilly Andress and Mary Lynn Marks at the Salvation Army luncheon April 2014
News, Shelby, Harriet Hart, Karen Winston, Salvation Army Reflections on Style, April 2014
20 Y. Ping Sun at the Salvation Army luncheon April 2014

While few residents of River Oaks, Tanglewood and Memorial would ever be caught shopping in a resale boutique, they swarmed with enthusiasm through the racks at the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary's 10th annual "Reflections on Style" luncheon. In fact, the bargain retail therapy ran at such a fever pitch at River Oaks Country Club that by the end of the fundraiser, a record $600,000 had gone into Salvation Army coffers.

After all, who could pass up the bargains on divine items such as a brand new Chanel handbag, a sable-lined raincoat, full-length mink coat and fashions by Oscar de la Renta, Valentino, Escada and more. Each year, auxiliary members cull through the poshest of closets assembling clothing for the grandest resale opportunity of the year, dubbed the "Chic Boutique." Applause, applause to Chic Boutique chairs Debbie Rogers and Jeanne Ruberti and couture chairs Rose Cullen, Linda McReynolds and Phoebe Tudor.

Over the moon with the luncheon's success were chairwoman Brenda DeVore, auxiliary president Dorothy Nicholson and founding president Lilly Andress. Contributing to the generous cash flow of the day was luncheon honoree Janice McNair, recognized for her long-time support of the Salvation Army and the popular luncheon.

Tamara Bonar and Lenny Matuszewski, who each year produce the fashion show which accompanies the sale, received special recognition for their creative talents at turning second-hand clothing into divine runway inspirations.

The shopping continues through Saturday at the Chic Boutique After Sale, chaired by Deborah Dunkum, at 6010-C Washington Avenue.

Among the ladies either donating clothes or shopping the racks were Elise Joseph, Lynn Wyatt, Rose Cullen, Mary Lynn Marks, Nancy Morrison, Judy McGee, Betty Hrncir and Hannah McNair with hubby Cal McNair, son of the honoree.

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