About The Event 

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The most anticipated event for Pittsburgh

COCKTAILS & COUTURE FOR A CAUSE is returning for the second year!   

The sold out event of the social season last year combines philanthropy with high-end luxury designer resale pop up boutiques curated for both men and women.  Our Fashion for a Fraction pop up boutiques are elegant environments where you can shop for high-end luxury designer items and coveted vintage pieces donated by celebrities, stylists, style icons, and global influencers personal closets.  All items are 100% authentic and discounted from 70% - 90% off retail! Our items are new with tags or gently loved. The best part is 100% of all net proceeds from the event and  Fashion for a Fraction boutiques benefits The Glimmer of Hope Symbol for a Cure Breast Cancer Research!


We don't like to name drop... well maybe just a little!

Jimmy Choo • Valentino • Louis Vuitton • Gucci • Balenciaga • Yves St. Laurent • St. John • Chanel • Kate Spade • Versace • Dolce and Gabanna •  Rebecca Minkoff • Michael Kors • Versace • Chloe • Escada • Prada • Fendi • Dior

Just to name a few!  Our fierce collection includes designer handbags, shoes and accessories for both men and women! 

So grab your "ride or die" fashion loving girlfriends, husbands, or date and strut don’t walk to our event on: May 22, 2019 at The Fairmont • Pittsburgh!  

Included with General Admission:  shopping access to the designer "Fashion for a Fraction" boutiques at the Main Event, passed hors d'oeuvres, five cocktail tasting stations,  a three-course seated dinner during our main event program, live and silent auctions, luxury trips with once in a lifetime experiences and Table of 10 Raffle.  Enjoy music and "Songwriting in the Round" by Nashville's Dillon Dixon and the talented Nick Marzock!  We will also honor the 2019 Leaving Legacies Award recipient: Mrs. Gladys Bettis and learn what our charity recipient: The Glimmer of hope foundation does in our community everyday!


 "2019 Ladies Leaving Legacies"

award recipient

Mrs. Gladys Bettis

Help Honor Gladys Bettis the 2019 Leaving Legacies Award Recipient through your contribution to:

The Glimmer of Hope Foundation in her honor by clicking on the link below.

Event ticket upgrade opportunities


 "Brunch • Browse & Buy"


This upgraded ticket opportunity is limited to fifty (50) guests.  These individuals will have access to the pre-event VIP Brunch • Browse & Buy featuring  early shopping access held the day of the event from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Sip Mimosa and enjoy passed breakfast/brunch delicacies while being the first to shop the Fashion for a Fraction Designer boutiques!  In addition each VIP event attendee will receive one shopping discount scratch off ticket for up to 50% off of one item and an entry to win the VIP designer handbag door prize!

VIP " Themed Tables"

These are the see and be seen tables (10 seats per table) in the room!  Upgraded ticket price of $100.00 entitles the purchaser to  receive their event swag bags, table designer / theme "Inspired" favors.  These sold out first last year and were the most coveted seats in the room!


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Manhattan Sponsors

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Beth Maida Kuhn & family



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Sold Out!

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Music with songwriting in the round by

Dillon Dixon and Nick Marzock !

Dillon Dixon

Singer/Songwriter: Topline, Lyrics

Genre: Country, Dance, Electronic, Pop, Rock


Singer-songwriter with a B.A. from the Berklee School of Music, Came to Nashville in 1995 and has since written for EMI Music, Warner-Chappell Music, Amylase Entertainment and Kid South Publishing. Has had songs recorded by George Jones, Natalie Cole, Don Felder, Rodney Atkins, Steve Holy, Neal McCoy, Mindy McCready, Ronnie Milsap and a slew of songs in various films during his many writing trips to L.A. such as: “Scream,” “Dracula 2000,” “The Crow 3,” “The Florentine,” “Terminator 3,” “Mimic,” “Walk Across Egypt,” “Live Free And Die Hard,” “Flight Of The Phoenix,” “Amusement” and his upcoming release in the NASCAR film with George Clooney, “Chasing Ghosts.”

In Europe, Dillon writes in Genre Pop and Dance with and for artists like FTAMPA, Playmen, DiMaro, Charming Horses and labels like Armada, Spinnin‘ Records, amongs many others.

Nick Marzock

Acoustic pop with a blues flavor.


Singer/songwriter Nick Marzock brings soulful grooves to indie rock.  Inspired by an eclectic array of genres including blues, rock, soul, and pop, Nick derives his sound and approach from those influences, while adding his own touch and flavor.


The melodies and harmonies of Nick's original songs are as important as his messages. Detail and attention create a balance between  words and music, giving each song a strong foundation filled with musical and lyrical depth.


Nick combines the passion of rock with the spirit of soul in shows from Los Angeles to New York, and his hometown, Pittsburgh .