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Super Saturday 2015

World Famous Designer Garage Sale, Sponsored By QVC, Benefits Ovarian Cancer Research Fund

Donna Karan and Kelly Ripa hosted Ovarian Cancer Research Fund’s (OCRF) 18th annual Super Saturday NY, sponsored by QVC on Saturday July 25 at Nova’s Ark Project in Water Mill. Super Saturday NY is a fun-filled, family oriented daylong fundraiser completer with a unique designer garage sale, kids’ carnival and activities, along with a luxury raffle and gourmet treats.

World Famous Designer Garage Sale, Sponsored By QVC, Benefits Ovarian Cancer Research Fund

Donna Karan and Kelly Ripa hosted Ovarian Cancer Research Fund’s (OCRF) 18th annual Super Saturday NY, sponsored by QVC on Saturday July 25 at Nova’s Ark Project in Water Mill. Super Saturday NY is a fun-filled, family oriented daylong fundraiser completer with a unique designer garage sale, kids’ carnival and activities, along with a luxury raffle and gourmet treats.

Once dubbed "the Rolls-Royce of garage sales" by The New York Times, the highlight of Super Saturday is the fashion garage sale, featuring discounted merchandise from nearly 150 well known participants including: Donna Karan, Diane von Furstenberg, Ralph Lauren, Vince, Alexis Bittar, Bonpoint, Henri Bendel, Milly, Theory, Elie Tahari, alice + olivia, Scoop NYC, Vilebrequin, Kiehl’s Since 1851, L’AGENCE, Shoshanna and Zimmerman. For the eighth consecutive year, the "Designers A to Zoe" booth by Rachel Zoe will feature a compilation of pieces from her favorite luxury designers including DSQUARED2, Giambattista Valli, Prabal Gurung, Jenni Kayne, Calvin Klein and Stella McCartney Kids.

OCRF and QVC are uniting once again for "QVC Presents Super Saturday LIVE," a live, on-site broadcast from 2:00PM-4:00PM EST, offering viewers nationwide the chance to purchase premier fashion, beauty, jewelry, accessories and home items for half the suggested retail price, benefitting with all the proceeds benefitting OCRF. To date, "QVC Presents Super Saturday LIVE" has brought more than $8.9 million to OCRF.

In addition to shopping luxury brands at fantastic discounts to support a great cause, OCRF’s Super Saturday NY attendees enjoyed an afternoon of activities and indulgences that reached beyond just their taste buds. Guests had the opportunity for a fresh summer hairstyle by PRIV’s Braid Bar and enjoyed psychic readings with Betsy Wahmann. Attendees also had a chance stop by the DKNY Psychedelic Photobooth and snap a picture in their newest garage sale items in the lively photobooth by The Bosco.

New this year, guests could enjoy Alex and Ani Charity By Design manicures, beauty touch-ups by Tre’StiQue and dream interpretations by Casper. They had a chance to make floral crowns with B Floral and take a break in Brancott Estate’s Flight Song wine bar and massage parlor. Lastly, guests can take TheRealReal luxury design challenge "Is It Real or Is It Faux?" to win credit on the luxury resale site TheRealReal.com.

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There was on-site luxury raffle with prizes from designers including Charlotte Olympia, David Webb, Lorraine Schwartz, Pologeorgis Furs, Seaman Schepps and Vhernier, and experiences donated by Flywheel Sports, Soho Grand Hotel and The New York Football Giants, among others.

Additionally, OCRF’s Super Saturday Online Auction began on July 13th with amazing one-of-a-kind VIP experiences, priceless set visits and luxury packages from brands including Baume & Mercier, Chloe and Isabella Rose Taylor.

For children at OCRF’s Super Saturday NY, there were terrific rides, games and arts & crafts galore. Returning to Super Saturday, Stitched Fashion Camp gave the kids a chance to tap into their inner designer. Parsons Professor/Fashion Designer, Rob Younkers and Yahoo Fashion Editor-in-Chief and Executive Creative Officer, Joe Zee worked with children sketching, designing and styling their own t-shirts. Over at Camp Divalysscious kids can enjoyed arts & crafts all day, along special performances from Wendy The Pipe Cleaner Lady, Bella face painting, glitter tattoos, magic shows, tote bag decorating, and dress up and tiara decorating with Red Carpet Kids. Kids had a chance to run over to Micro Kickboard and test their skills on the Micro Lane, a fun obstacle course using the highest rated scooters for children, and visit Space East to play the hottest video games available on the planet in the arcade mecca. The young ones could also check out some new Hasbro games, like Twister Moves, Scrabble Twist and Pie Face, in the fun and interactive tent.

The day included a scrumptious buffet lunch and tray-passed service from FIJI Water, as well as snacks and refreshments provided by Kenwood Vineyards & Mumm Napa, Honeydrop, Hampton Coffee Company Espresso Bars & Café, Titan Tea, Ruby Rockets, Mamma Chia, Viki’s Granola and popchips, among others.

OCRF’s Super Saturday NY was created in 1998 by Donna Karan and the late Liz Tilberis, beloved Editor-In-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar and President of OCRF. Donna Karan has sponsored and hosted the event since its founding, and Kelly Ripa has been a co-host since 2004. Beginning in 2007, sponsor QVC has broadcasted live at the event.

The 2015, OCRF’s Super Saturday NY and "QVC Presents Super Saturday LIVE" raised over $3.5 million for Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

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Photography: Barry Gordin

Lauren Sharaby (Life Specialist at Stony Brook Hospital Pediatric OncologyCancer Center) and Wendy Baner “The PipeCleaner Lady”
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John Simon, Stephanie Edwards

Kelly Rutherford with her kids Helena and Hermes Giersch
Lauren Sharaby running for the 2016 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year Award
Alec Baldwin, Hilaria Baldwin with their daughter Carmen
Wendy Baner the PipeCleaner Lady
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Joy Behar