Style Saves X Topshop Topman

For all the times we’ve endlessly searched for Topshop stores in Florida, our moment is finally here! This year, the brand has just opened their first store at Aventura Mall. 


Pioneering their entrance into the vibrant and beautiful city of Miami, Style Saves had the honor of partnering together into the new territory. We joined forces and launched a pop-up shop during Miami Art Week. 


We kicked off the week on Tuesday, December 5th, with a shopping party hosted by the lovely Alina De La Vega and Ayana Rodriquez. Our friend DJ YSL kept us entertained with the greatest 80’s hip-hop music, while Harmless Harvest brought coconut water to keep us hydrated and enjoy. A personalization station was open with a local artist ready to create unique designs or script on denim jackets and tote bags. 

What better way to have fashion meet philanthropy, all during the heart and soul of the funnest week of the year. Art and fashion lovers in Miami- rejoice! 


Hosted at our newly renovated, Style Saves HQ in the heart of Wynwood, the curated selection of beautiful clothes and accessories was everything we needed, with just enough time for the holidays. For each sale made, 20% was donated to help support our students. 


Closing out the pop-up on Saturday, December 9th, we raised an incredible total of $6190.30! We’re so excited to be able to use this towards the upcoming needs of our students in the community. A huge thanks to everyone that came out and shopped- we were able to raise almost $7,000 from this event, and can’t wait for the next! 


Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria Relief

Early on Wednesday, September 20th, Hurricane Maria, one of the three most powerful hurricanes to ever hit the US, made direct landfall on Puerto Rico. Maria pounded the island and left it completely devastated. The category 4 hurricane, which had gusts of up to 150 mph, drenched the island with multiple feet of rain, destroyed buildings, paralyzed communication and left over three million residents without power. All this destruction came after hurricane Irma’s eye, a category 5 hurricane, had passed north of the island a couple of days before. 


These past few weeks have truly been catastrophic for Puerto Rico. This natural disaster has left 3.4 million US citizens living in extremely poor conditions; some of which have not been able to communicate for over 11 days with their loved ones, which has kept their whereabouts unknown. The government has been trying to supply basic services such as fuel, roads and communication, but it hasn't been easy. Half of the population still has no water to drink, bathe or flush toilets. There is a scarcity of food and medical assistance. Buildings are missing walls. But worst of all, the conditions of the diseased has worsen. 


The Puerto Rican authorities have been informing the press of their current situation hoping to get as much support and help from the rest of the country as possible. In return, a surge of fuel, food supplies and federal government personnel has begun to arrive to the island, but many of the supplies have been hung up in distribution centers. For example, in the San Juan port, many crates of supplies are stuck due to difficulties and lack of transportation. The situation in Puerto Rico is far from being over, schools may not reopen for weeks and people are losing hope.


Style Saves will be collecting donations in a full effort to help the people of Puerto Rico. Donations being collected will be delivered on site. 


FL Keys Hurricane Irma Relief

On September 9, 2017, Hurricane Irma, the strongest storm recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, directly hit Florida. With sustained winds of up to 165MPH, the category 4 storm was catastrophic. 

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Among other parts of FL, the Keys was an area that was almost entirely left devastated in the aftermath of the storm. Left without power several days after the storm, the hard work and long road to recovery began immediately once power was restored. 


Under a mandatory evacuation, FL Keys residents began coming back to see what devastation Irma had left in their homes. The results were unimaginable: homes completely destroyed, unsalvagable, and flooded with water, trees and debris scattered everywhere, missing parts of homes, roofs torn apart, boats and parts of homes and cars floating in the water, and the list goes on.


On September 30th, members of the Style Saves team visited the Keys to help clean up the community, still left struggling and in deep need after Irma. Most houses were devastated and many had lost everything they had. Our team will begin collecting donations and planning volunteer trips to help those families in need- we're better together!


Back to School 2017 Recap

On August 19th and 20th, 2017, Style Saves hosted its’ 7th annual Back-To-School event at the headquarters warehouse in the heart of Wynwood, Florida. The organization served over 4,000 Florida students with brand new uniforms, outfits and school supplies for the new school year, along with fun filled days of activities.


Going back to school can be a financially hard time many low-income families face. By providing these necessary items, Style Saves helps turn the start of a new school year into a fun event instead of a stressful time.


Students from over 60 organizations including Miami-Dade Public Schools, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Voices For Children, His House,The Lodge Miami, Irie Foundation, Mentor Network, Lotus House, The Guatemalan-Maya Center, and many more, attended the event. Students were invited to shop our pop-up shop and stay for an afternoon of fun including arts & crafts, dance classes, a photo booth, face painting, and several more.


Students also received haircuts from Junior & Hatter and IGK, along with makeup from GEE Beauty.  Generous brands provided donations including Under Armour, Perry Ellis, Jordache, GILT, Fast Forward, C2C,  Frankie, Spris Pizza, Jugofresh, Pop Chips, VitaCoco, Pepsi, and Gatorade.

With over 200 volunteers from Miansai, LIV, STORY, Komodo, OTL, Bank of America, 1Hotels, and Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart assisting to organize and produce the giveback event, Style Saves consistently makes an incredible impact on the community together. 


Style Saves Swim

For the second year in a row, philanthropy and fashion join forces at The Setai, Miami Beach

The fashionable team behind Style Saves hosted Style Saves Swim, their 7th annual fashion show, taking place during Miami Swim Week on Friday, July 21st at The Setai, Miami Beach. The fundraiser, which has grown to be one of the highlights of the week, expertly combines fashion and philanthropy into one unforgettable evening. 

With The Setai, Miami Beach lending their support, Style Saves Swim welcomed 500 guests in attendance who enjoyed achic atmosphere with an open bar featuring Tito’s Vodka and Peroni, and a fun Photo Booth by SocialBox. The consistently sold-out event will showcased styles from Alice and Olivia, iShine365, Two Piece Mafia, and Kendra Scott all hosted by lovely models Rocky Barnes and Paulina Vega, featuring sounds spun by DJ YSL. 

“Each year, I am so humbled by the incredible support we receive here in Miami and internationally. As our show continues to grow every year, and we continue to work with amazing partners, I can’t help but think about how many children’s lives we will affect and I couldn’t be prouder,” said Rachael Russell, President & Founder of Style Saves. 

All funds raised during Style Saves Swim go towards supporting our Back-to-School event, taking place on August 19th and 20th, offering students the opportunity to “shop” uniforms, accessories, and school supplies in a department store-style environment before heading back to school this Fall. It benefits more than 3,000 students from organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami, Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation, Educate Tomorrow, Hope For Miami, Miami-Dade Public Schools, and many more. 

Guests enjoyed an afterparty at STORY Miami with sounds by Dash Berlin.