September 28, 1998
In what has become an annual fashion rite, expensive designer dresses, chic contemporary fashions, classic styles, enduring vintage clothing and accessories of all kinds will be on the racks at bargain basement prices during the Johns Hopkins' Best Dressed Sale and Boutique.
A 34-year tradition, the sale offers "gently used clothing" that attracts bargain hunters with an eye for fashion who have come to count on the event for sprucing up their wardrobe without emptying their pocketbooks. Selected new merchandise, donated by area merchants, is an additional attraction.
The sale is set for October 1, 2, 3 and 4 at the Evergreen Carriage House, 4545 North Charles St., one block north of Cold Spring Lane. Hours of the sale are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday (Oct. 1) and Friday (Oct. 2); 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday (Oct 3); and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday (Oct 4). Master Card and VISA are accepted.
Shoppers will discover a wonderful selection of quality clothes at greatly reduced prices, says Jan Guyton, who along with Sarah Fisher, is co-chairing this year's sale. "In addition to great designer labels in women's clothing like Ungaro and Escada, we have high quality men's suits, blazers, shirts and slacks, all in excellent condition," notes Jan. "Adorable children's clothing also can be purchased at a fraction of their original prices."
The sale features evening gowns, cocktail dresses, cruise wear, sweaters, maternity clothes, furs, suits, sport coats, ties and shoes. Included in the wide variety of accessories are scarves, belts, jewelry and pocketbooks.
Thousands of people turned out last year, making it the most successful sale yet with more than $170,000 raised to support patient care at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. For details or directions, call the Women's Board office on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays at (410) 955-9341.
Reporters wishing to cover this exciting and highly visual event should call Gary Stephenson at (410)955-5384 or Anne Griffith (Women's Board) at (410)435-7760.