Destination Fashion is just a month away, and in the weeks leading up to the big (really big) event, we’re bringing you a preview of the fabulous charity auction, generously donated by the fashion and jewelry brands of Bal Harbour Shops. And this is just the beginning… We’re building up anticipation for the main event with a (Not So) Silent Auction Kick-off Party on Thursday, October 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. There you’ll get your first look at Destination Fashion’s irresistible auction lots—which will be uniquely displayed in each participating boutique—and start bidding!
Expect the very best Bal Harbour has to offer, including dazzling diamonds and watches, jet-set getaways, limited-edition accessories and all the beauty and pampering products one could hope for! And again, all proceeds will benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis.
The enthusiastic bidding continues until the winner is awarded the prized auction item the evening of November 10th at Destination Fashion. Until then, visit our event page for updates on the silent auction and information on Destination Fashion 2012!
Here’s the first look!
Harry Winston’s Timepieces elevate watches to fine jewelry with collections like Avenue. Manufactured in Geneva, this beautiful lady’s Harry Winston Diamond Avenue Collection Timepiece features a yellow gold case with diamonds on the bezel, lugs, and attachments and is approximately 2.38 carats in total diamond weight. Value: $34,800
We know you appreciate the finest French luxury goods, so where better to enjoy the product than in France? Experience the history of Breguet timepieces with a three-night trip for two to Paris! Your journey begins with a first-class ticket to Paris where you’ll be hosted for three nights at a luxury accommodation in the heart of the City of Lights. While there, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the Breguet Museum at Place Vendome and receive a private guided tour by Emmanuel Breguet, a direct descendant of the company’s founder, Abraham-Louis Breguet. Enjoy a private tour of Versailles—including to Petit Trianon, the retreat of Marie-Antoinette, who was an avid collector of Breguet watches—and dine at the finest Parisian restaurants. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to immerse yourself in the luxury of Paris with the most prestigious watch brand in the world. Value: $35,000. *Minimum bid $20,000.
Looking for a high-octane adventure? Spend an exciting day with Venezuelan IndyCar driver E.J. Viso. Your adventure for you and one guest will begin with all-access passes to any Florida race next year, as well as a tour of E.J.'s official race car, passes to the pit area and radio headsets to listen in with the crew during the race. The adventure doesn’t end behind the scenes, you’ll also take home his and hers luxury watches from Italian watchmaker OREFICI, which is Viso’s official time keeper. Value: $2,500.
TIFFANY & CO.
Nothing excites quite like lifting the lid off that famed blue box. And you won’t be disappointed by the treat that awaits in this one. Take home a pair of diamond-and-platinum Tiffany Legacy Collection Buckle Earrings. The style evokes the glamour of the Edwardian period with its diamond drops sparkling in round, brilliant stones with a total Carat weight of 2.38.
Trina Turk’s beachy chic fashion always transports us to a happy place, thanks to its bright colors and retro-pop style. And now it can actually transport you! The winner of this Hawaiian Getaway will enjoy a five-night stay at the St. Regis Princeville Resort in Kauai, Hawaii and a day in the Trina Turk beachside cabana designed by Trina exclusively for the St. Regis Princeville. You’ll want to make sure you’re properly attired for this luxury getaway, so that’s why the designer has included and a $1,500 pre-trip shopping spree at her Bal Harbour boutique. Value: $8,800.
Think of this as the most elegant shoe-of-the-month club! Salvatore Ferragamo came up with this brilliant idea, one that die-hard fans of the brand will be fiercely fighting over, we’re sure. Enjoy a pair of Salvatore Ferragamo women’s shoes each month for an entire year, designed by Massimiliano Giornetti. Value: $6,000.
There are few fashion designers as cool as Stella McCartney. Talent abounds in this industry, but Stella imbues a cool factor into all she does that simply cannot be matched. The winner will receive two tickets to the Stella McCartney Resort or Pre-Fall fashion show in New York next year and a chance to meet the designer. The winner will also receive a new suiting look from the chic Resort 2013 collection valued at $4,500. Her last Resort presentation was held in an enchanted garden tucked away in Manhattan’s famed Bowery neighborhood, where a carnival-like atmosphere had models, celebs and a few mere mortals dancing, laughing and playing games together. *Minimum bid $4,500.