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No, there’s no Molly Ringwald revival in effect. The reason why, as of last week, your world seems to have been colored pink is simple: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the fashion and beauty industries are showcasing their support by unveiling limited-edition goods that will raise funds for important breast cancer research and education programs and foundations.

Here, a sampling of the companies repping the pink ribbon with gusto.

Lauren Merkin Fuchsia Tiles Embossed Lamb Wallet, $175. Visit LaurenMerkin.com

This year, designer Lauren Merkin teamed up with the Young Survival Coalition to design this limited-edition wallet, which is 8″ tall and 4″ wide and features nine credit card slots, a zippered compartment, and two cash slots. Fifty percent of the proceeds from the sale of these wallets will benefit the YSC.


Ella Moss Sleeveless Top, $49. Visit EllaMoss.com

When it comes to soft, second skin-like fabrics, Ella Moss is where it’s at. Not only is this blush pink top a versatile piece that can easily go from spring to fall with some expert layering, but it’s cleverly draped and twisted so as to accentuate the bust area. For each pink top sold, Ella Moss will donate $5 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Aveda Limited-Edition Pink Ribbon Hand Relief, $21. Visit Aveda.com

Not only is Aveda donating $4 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for every unit sold of this special edition of its Hand Relief cream, but it’s also offering a better deal for customers — while the 4.2 oz. Hand Relief lotion is traditionally priced at $25, a 5 oz. tube of the Pink Ribbon Hand Relief is priced at $21.

Avon Crusade Tote Bag Designed By Marimekko, $10. Visit Avon.com

Designed exclusively for Avon by Marimekko, this roomy 100% cotton tote features a whimsical, arty floral print in bright reds and pinks. The tote measures 16″ in width, 13″ in height and 6″ in depth. For every bag sold, 100% of the net profits (a total of $6.24) is donated to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade.

Ann Taylor LOFT Breast Cancer Ribbon Bracelet by Lisa for Loft, $24.95. Visit AnnTaylorLOFT.com

Designed by Lisa Salzer for Ann Taylor, this bracelet features three gold-brushed chain strands, each with a unique design, and a flirty bow in a mauve color. For every
purchase, $5 is donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Prescriptives Pink Ribbon Palette, $48.50. Visit Prescriptives.com

This limited edition palette features four eye shadow colors (Pink Ribbon Pink, Hocus, Aubergine and Cassis) and two blush hues (Petal and Apple Blossom), all housed in a metallic purple-pink compact. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Carolee Breast Cancer Awareness Freshwater Pearl Bracelet, $75. Visit Carolee.com

A pearl bracelet is timeless and chic — as is giving back. Ten percent of the sale of this Carolee pearl bracelet will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

OPI Pink of Hearts 2, $8.95. Available at professional nail salons.

This light, near sheer pink polish is the follow-up to last year’s limited-edition Pink of Hearts polish, which helped OPI make a sizable donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. This year, OPI plans to donate $25,000 to the organization.

Volcom B4BC “Love Your Breast Friends” Tee, $19.99. Visit CCS.com

CCS Girls Online has teamed up with streetwear lines like Volcom, Circa, DC Shoes, Etnies and Billabong to offer 18 limited edition T-shirt designs that honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This Volcom T-shirt is among the standout designs, and 100% of the proceeds from its sale benefit Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC).


Estée Lauder Pink Ribbon Elizabeth Hurley Lip Design Collection, $22. Visit EsteeLauder.com

Estée Lauder is hoping to donate $500,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and it’s up to us loyal consumers to help them reach that figure. The Elizabeth Hurley Lip Design Collection is just one of the offerings in EL’s selection of Pink Ribbon goods. This adorable kit features a Pure Color Lipstick in Elizabeth Pink, High Gloss in Pink Lady, Artist’s Lip Pencil in Pink Writer — all housed in a slim magenta case with a built-in mirror.

Sabidos & Basteris Pink Infinity Necklace, $800. Visit LuxuryWebSales.com

Made with color-fixed fine silver threads and sterling silver, the Pink Infinity Necklace crafted by Sabidos & Basteris is a true conversation piece. Throughout the month of October, 15% of the proceeds from the sale of this necklace will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.


Mighty Leaf Organic Berry Wellness tea, $8.96 for 4 oz. loose tea in bag. Visit mightyleaf.com

I admit I haven’t tasted this new Mighty Leaf tea flavor just yet, but I am a big fan of the brand (the Chocolate Mint Truffle, Bombay Chai, and Ginger Twist are all yummy) and was excited to hear that Mighty Leaf VP Joane Filler-Varty, a breast cancer survivor, had created a comforting tea designed for those fighting the disease. The blend includes antioxidant-rich fruits like apples, goji berries, blueberries, elderberries, cranberries and strawberries, as well as ginger, cinnamon, hibiscus and licorice root. For every purchase of the tea made online, $1 will be donated to the Art for Recovery program at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.


Avanessi “One LOVE” Bracelet, $225. Visit Avanessi.com

This plum and rose gold bracelet was created in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As such, 15% of the retail sales of this bracelet will be donated to the Susan G. Komen foundation.

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