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Good Buy: Think Pink

by Rachel Morgan

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’ve compiled some of our favorite items that benefit breast cancer research, from jewelry touting your commitment to the cause, to your favorite beauty products donating a portion of sales to breast cancer research. We’ve even included items that are simply pink, so you can wear them in a sense of solidarity and commitment to the cause. So no matter what avenue you’d like to take—or what shade of pink you favor—we’ve got you covered.

1. Carry It
Brighton’s Power of Pink leather pouch is crafted from leather, features three credit card slots inside, and closes with a zip top. Its simple design is made even better with its charitable roots—with every purchase, a donation is made to breast cancer charities. $55 at La-Di-Da, 17 East Main St., Moorestown, (856) 222-1778,

2. Facetime
TW Steel’s Kelly Rowland CEO Tech Special Edition is not only pink, it’s the perfect addition to any wardrobe. The brand’s classic design is infused with the perfect pop of color, adding a twist to an iconic brand—and style. $1,295 at Billig Jewelers, 300 P New Jersey 73, Marlton, (856) 983-2300,

3. Pampering for the Cause
Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II helps support breast cancer research and pampers your skin simultaneously—what could be better than that? The serum comes with a gold keychain, adorned with an iconic pink ribbon charm. Part of the Evelyn Lauder Dream Collection, created in honor of Evelyn Lauder’s dream of curing breast cancer in our lifetime, 20 percent of each purchase will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. $92 at Blue Mercury at the Promenade at Sagemore, 500 Route 73 South, Marlton, (856) 985-9226,

4. Show Your Strength
The Arms of Strength Charm Bangle from Alex and Ani is part of the company’s Charity by Design line, and features a charm in the shape of a starfish, a regenerative creature that grows and transforms when necessary, with a pink stone at its core. Through October, the brand will donate 20 percent of all sales from the bangle to the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation. The adjustable bracelet expands to fit everyone and is available in Rafaelian gold and Rafaelian silver. $28, at Fond Memories, 200 Tuckerton Road, Medford, (856) 596-6536,

5. Bead That
Add another bead to your collection—one that supports a worthy cause. Pandora’s Breast Cancer Awareness Charm is sterling silver adorned with pink enamel ribbons, and is the perfect addition to any Pandora lover’s arm party. What’s even better? Five percent of every purchase is donated to Komen for the Cure. $45 at David Arlen Jewelers, 1299 Route 38, Hainesport, (609) 914-0404,

6. Cross Your Heart
Show your support in pink by sporting Henri Bendel’s Sutton Suede Snake Crossbody. The perfect shade of pale pink (although it’s touted as beige on Bendel’s website), it’s crafted from luxurious snake-embossed Italian suede leather and is sure to be your new go-to carryall. $194.60 at Henri Bendel, 2000 Route 38, Cherry Hill, (856) 910-8006,

7. Pucker Up
Clinique Pink with a Purpose Long Last Lipstick is a must-have item from a classic brand—and $3 from each purchase will be donated to the The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. It also comes with a matching pink carrying case. We’re sold. $16 at Boscov’s, 2120 Voorhees Town Center, Voorhees, (856) 772-6400

Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Magazine, Volume 11, Issue 7 (October, 2014).
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