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New and Gently Worn Annual Designer Clothing Sale

Each year Fashion savvy shoppers from Philadelphia’s Main Line and throughout the whole Delaware Valley eagerly await the Community Clothes Charity (CCC) sale of donated designer fashions. This year, the four day shopping extravaganza, kicks off on Wednesday, October 26, from 1 pm until 8 pm. The 2016 sale will be held at the former Waterloo Gardens site located at 136 Lancaster Avenue in Devon PA, and continues with varying hours until 1 pm on Saturday, October 29th.  

The CCC volunteers are most grateful that Waterloo LLP has so generously made it possible for the group to hold the 2016 sale at their property.  “We are forever in their debt for this generous donation and their support” declared Anne Hamilton, CCC Co Chair.  This large former garden center is conveniently located right next to the Devon Horse Show and directly across Rte. 30 from SEPTA’s Devon train station. Turn south off Lancaster Ave. to find parking and the sale entrance at 22 Devon Blvd.  Please also use 22 Devon Blvd. Devon PA for GPS maps and directions.

The 2016 fundraising sale kicks off with a “Preview Day” on Wednesday, October 26, from 1 pm to 8 pm.  Eager shoppers are glad to make a $30 donation at the door on Wednesday to get the first chance to buy bargain priced fashions and accessories.  On Thursday, October 27, shopping runs from 12 pm until 8 pm.  A donation of $5 is requested on Thursday, but entry is always free the last two days, Friday and Saturday, which are also the 2 days when the already low CCC prices get cut in half.  On Friday, October 28, hours are 10 am to 4 pm and on Saturday, October 29, shop for bargains galore from 10 am but just until 1pm.   No Halloween tricks, but shoppers will find lots of fashion treats while helping to raise funds this year to help Peoples Emergency Center in West Philadelphia in their work with homeless women and their families.

 The CCC’s annual sale is known for offering famous labels such as Chanel, Hermès, Ferragamo, Carolina Herrera, St. John, Escada, and other designer names that appeal to bargain loving women interested in couture and high fashion. But many other well-known popular labels in all sizes are also very well represented among the large selection of coats, suits, dresses, evening gowns, and sportswear that will all be marked down to just a fraction of their original cost.   This year, the sale has an especially large selection of wonderful plus sized fashions, lots of fashions in sizes for everyone! 

The “Boutique” area is enlarged this year and features wonderful costume jewelry, scarves, hats, and handbags, designer shoes, plus gifts and an expanded number of small home décor items. Experienced shoppers know to return to the sale several times to catch all the bargains as the racks and tables get replenished each day.  Feel great about helping two dedicated Philadelphia non-profits while finding incredible fashion bargains!

The CCC, a 501C3 charitable organization, has had a large impact on Philadelphia and the greater Delaware Valley ever since its original inception in 1957 to aid hospitalized war veterans. Over the years this group has donated over $4,000,000 to many worthy beneficiaries.   Each year the Committee chooses a different charitable group or two to receive the proceeds of the sale of new and gently used designer fashions and accessories.

The location for the 2016 sale is the former Waterloo Gardens site at 136 Lancaster Avenue in Devon, PA 19333.  The main door for the sale is at 22 Devon Blvd. just across Lancaster Avenue from the Devon SEPTA station. For more information see 
For other questions please email or call 610-525-0120.    


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Pennsylvania Veterans Hospital

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Lankenau Hospital

HMS School

Crozer-Chester Burn Center              
St. Agnes Burn Center                  

St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children      

University of Pennsylvania Hospital 

Hahnemann Hospital / Likoff

Children’s Aid Society of PA

Jefferson Hospital, Bodine Center

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

The Wistar Institute, AIDS Research

Fox Chase Cancer Center

HMS School

National Adoption Center/Delaware Valley

St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children

St. Edmunds Home

Children's Seashore House

Wills Eye Hospital        

Thorncroft Therapeutic Horseback Riding

Overbrook School for the Blind
Reading for the Blind & Dyslexic

Pennsylvania Home of the Sparrow
​Kardon Institue of the Arts

​Church of the Advocate
Children's Crisis Treatment Center

Need In Deed
​Southwest Community Enrichment Center   

Women's Resource Center

Comprehensive Breast Center
at Bryn Mawr Hospital  

Peter's Place                    
The Wellness Community                

Children's Hospital                    

HMS School                      

Family Support Services         
Children's Aid Society                    

Overbrook School for the Blind            

Dragonfly Forest                    

Puppies Behind Bars                    

Need in Deed                        
Children's Hospital         
Puppies Behind Bars        

New Directions for Women
Puppies Behind Bars
Frederick Douglas School / Young Scholars

Clarke Schools for Hearing Impaired
Puppies Behind Bars

​Acting Without Boundaries
Baker Industries
Chester County Family Academy
Mighty Writers

St. James School​

Peoples Emergency Center