Community Outreach: The Poshest Purchases That Give Back

If you haven't yet found time to hit up one of our cool local volunteer opps — we feel you — it's been a busy summer! Well, the cheery news is that you still have a chance to give back, from right behind your desk chair. And at R29, you know we love a good marriage — Giuseppe Zanotti for Thakoon, Maison Martin Margiela for H&M (you get the idea!), but perhaps our favorite love story of all is one between high fashion and charity. The fabulous likes of Kate Spade, Vanessa Bruno, and Solange Azagury-Partridge have all teamed up with foundations to raise awareness and inspire us all to pay it forward.
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From lipsticks that help fight human trafficking to cardigans that raise awareness for breast cancer, these are buys our wallets (and closets!) can get behind. Blake Lively's recent walk down the aisle may be the nuptial talk of our Tinseltown, but we're fawning all over these philanthropic designer unions for outstanding causes. Scroll through our slideshow for our top picks, and feel the warm fuzzies emanate from the screen!
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Saving the world one (seriously amazing) lipstick at a time, 20% of Radiant's profits are donated to the anti-trafficking organization Redeemed Ministries.

Radiant Cosmetics Moisturizing Lipstick In Poppy, $18, available at Radiant Cosmetics.
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During the month of October, Vanessa Bruno will donate 40% of proceeds from this limited-edition pink cardigan to Camp Kesem in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Vanessa Bruno Pink Cardigan, $156, available at Vanessa Bruno.
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The Brave Collection, founded by Jessica Hendricks, provides jobs to Cambodian artisans and donates proceeds to anti-trafficking organizations like The Somaly Mam Foundation.

The Brave Collection 14K Gold Vermeil Bracelet, $195, available at The Brave Collection.
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Fifteen percent of your purchase of these bubblegum-colored brushes will benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Pretty in pink, indeed!

Sonia Kashuk Proudly Pink Five-Piece Purse Brush Set, $14.99, available at Target.
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From now through December 31, Gucci will donate 25% of this bag's purchases to UNICEF in support of the "Schools for Africa" and "Schools for Asia" education initiative. Rihanna is one of the many celebrities to carry this cause!

Gucci USA GG Flag Collection Duffel Bag, $1090, available at Gucci.
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Give your skin some T.L.C. with Murad's Hydrate for Hope set. Complete with moisturizer for the face and eyes, the kit will help improve texture and tone. With each purchase made (how cute is the case?), 10% of sales will be donated to City of Hope, an organization that benefits women’s cancer programs.

Murad Hydrate for Hope Set, $49.50, available at Murad.
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Listen up! Beats By Dr. Dre donates five dollars from each sale of these rad (PRODUCT)RED special-edition headphones to the Global Fund, which aims to eliminate AIDS in Africa.

Beats By Dre Solo HD On-Ear Headphones, $199.95, available at Beats By Dre.
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Not sure which charity to get involved with? No problemo! All profits from this purchase go towards the organization of your choice.

The Body Shop Dragon Fruit Lip Butter, $6, available at The Body Shop.
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Twenty-five percent of sales from this inspirational bracelet are donated to Women for Women International, a foundation that helps women in war-torn countries rebuild their lives. Talk about girl power!

Kate Spade Hand In Hand Bangle, $58, available at Kate Spade.
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Apolis aims to empower people through opportunity. These bags are made in Bangladesh, providing work to those who need it most.

Apolis Market Bag, $58, available at Apolis.
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Fifty percent of the profits from these luscious lips go to the Global Fund, which fights AIDS in Africa.

Solange Azagury-Partridge (RED) Special Edition Hotlips Ring, $1,650, available at Solange Azagury-Partridge.
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