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Designer clothes from most fashionable River Oaks closets rake in big bucks for Salvation Army

Sale of designer clothes from fashionable River Oaks closets is a hit

News, Salvation Army Reflections on Style, April 2015, Linda McReynolds, Lynn Wyatt, Phoebe Tudor
Linda McReynolds, from left, Lynn Wyatt and Phoebe Tudor. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Salvation Army Reflections on Style, April 2015, Lucy Lewis, Jan Duncan, Gina Saour
Lucy Lewis, from left, Jan Duncan and Gina Saour. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Salvation Army Reflections on Style, April 2015, Joanne King Herring
Happy shopper Joanne King Herring. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Salvation Army Reflections on Style, April 2015, Jana Arnoldy, Lenny Matuszewski
Jana Arnoldy and fashion show director Lenny Matuszewski. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Salvation Army Reflections on Style, April 2015, Lilly Andress, Brenda DeVore
Lilly Andress, left, and Brenda DeVore. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Salvation Army Reflections on Style, April 2015, Kathryn King Coleman, Rhonda Jones
Kathryn King Coleman, left, and Rhonda Jones. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Salvation Army Reflections on Style, April 2015, Vicki West, Jo Lynn Falgout
Vicki West, left, and Jo Lynn Falgout. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Salvation Army Reflections on Style, April 2015, Mary Maxey, Maureen Higdon
Mary Maxey, left, and Maureen Higdon. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Salvation Army Reflections on Style, April 2015, Cynthia Petrello, Alice Burguirese
Cynthia Petrello, left, and Alice Burguieres. Phot by Kim Coffman
News, Salvation Army Reflections on Style, April 2015, Gail Eury, Brenda Dunkam
Gail Eury, left, and Brenda Dunkam. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Salvation Army Reflections on Style, April 2015, Tena Faust, Tama Faust
Tena Lundquist Faust, left, and Tama Lundquist. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Salvation Army Reflections on Style, April 2015, Diane Lokey Farb, Sheridan Williams
Diane Lokey Farb, left, and Sheridan Williams. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Salvation Army Reflections on Style, April 2015, Beth Early, Joella Mach
Beth Early, left, and Joella Mach. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Salvation Army Reflections on Style, April 2015, Debbie Leighton
Debbie Leighton. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Salvation Army Reflections on Style, April 2015, Ginger Blanton, Diane Riley
Ginger Blanton, left, and Diane Riley. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Salvation Army Reflections on Style, April 2015, Linda McReynolds, Lynn Wyatt, Phoebe Tudor
News, Salvation Army Reflections on Style, April 2015, Lucy Lewis, Jan Duncan, Gina Saour
News, Salvation Army Reflections on Style, April 2015, Joanne King Herring
News, Salvation Army Reflections on Style, April 2015, Jana Arnoldy, Lenny Matuszewski
News, Salvation Army Reflections on Style, April 2015, Lilly Andress, Brenda DeVore
News, Salvation Army Reflections on Style, April 2015, Kathryn King Coleman, Rhonda Jones
News, Salvation Army Reflections on Style, April 2015, Vicki West, Jo Lynn Falgout
News, Salvation Army Reflections on Style, April 2015, Mary Maxey, Maureen Higdon
News, Salvation Army Reflections on Style, April 2015, Cynthia Petrello, Alice Burguirese
News, Salvation Army Reflections on Style, April 2015, Gail Eury, Brenda Dunkam
News, Salvation Army Reflections on Style, April 2015, Tena Faust, Tama Faust
News, Salvation Army Reflections on Style, April 2015, Diane Lokey Farb, Sheridan Williams
News, Salvation Army Reflections on Style, April 2015, Beth Early, Joella Mach
News, Salvation Army Reflections on Style, April 2015, Debbie Leighton
News, Salvation Army Reflections on Style, April 2015, Ginger Blanton, Diane Riley

Thrift shoppers with a certain discretionary income and a load of good taste were in seventh heaven at the Salvation Army's "Reflections on Style" luncheon at River Oaks Country Club.

Fashionistas had emptied their closets of designer threads by Chanel, Escada,Valentino and the like — some gently-worn, some still bearing original sales tags — and donated their fashion gems for the ultimate re-sale shopping opp. The bargains were delicious.

Members of the Salvation Army Auxiliary had been collecting the ball gowns, furs, handbags and shoes for several months from some of the richest closets in town. Then with the aid of fashion experts including Lenny Matuszewski, Tamara Klosz Bonar and Jeanne Ruberti, assembled the popular "Chic Boutique" and the runway fashion show. By the end of the day $665,000 had been raised.

Applause, applause for luncheon chair Gina Saour and "Chic Boutique" chairs Kathryn King Coleman and Rhonda Jones. After-Sale chairs Deborah Dunkam and Sally Dwyer picked up the day's leftovers and organized them for a later sale. 

Among those donating fashion items, buying fashion items and cheering the day's honoree, Jan Duncan, were Linda McReynolds, Lilly Andress, Carol Sharpe, Beth Early, Diane Lokey Farb, Brenda DeVore, Tena Lundquist Faust, Tama Lundquist, Susan Hansen, Vicki West, Joanne King Herring and many more.

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