Bid on Luxe Closet Castoffs from Steph Shep, Elyse Walker, & More L.A. Insiders for a Cause This Tuesday

The Particulars’ IG Live auction promises Chanel, Hermès, vintage YSL, and more starting at $20.

We can thank Instagram’s most famous and fashionable users (and their envy-inducing closet snaps) for giving us a love/hate relationship with the popular photo-sharing app — but the platform has also been known to bring people together for a good cause in times of crisis. Case in point: Tomorrow, L.A.-based online accessories shop The Particulars is raiding the wardrobes of fashion and beauty insiders for Closets2Closets, an Instagram Live auction where all proceeds will benefit nonprofit organization Baby2Baby‘s Covid-19 relief efforts.

Happening Tuesday, May 12 starting at 4 p.m. PT, founder Melissa Akkaway (remember her womenswear label and boutique, Beckley?) will be auctioning off over 20 luxury designer items of her own as well as items from the closets of friends including former InStyle editor Kahlana Barfield, Bag Snob co-founder and entrepreneur Tina Craig, Violet Grey founder Cassandra Huysentruyt Grey, Italian fashion stylist Erica Pelosini Leeman, model Valeria Lipovetsky, actress and Nehra Simone designer Katie Nehra, Future Earth co-founder (and former KKW assistant) Stephanie Shepherd, interior designer Estee Stanley, stylist and store owner Elyse Walker, celebrity event planner Mindy Weiss, and others.

Expect to bid on luxe bags, jewelry, footwear, scarves, and more starting at just $20. from Balenciaga, Balmain, Céline, Chanel, Chloé, Fendi, Goyard, Gucci, Hermès, Christian Louboutin, Louis Vuitton, Oscar de la Renta, Saint Laurent, Alexander Wang, and much more. Just a few items will include Akkaway’s pre-loved studded A Wang bucket bag, Barfield’s Balmain boots for a lucky size 39 (originally $1,295), a topaz and diamond necklace by star-beloved jeweler Jacquie Aiche (worth $4,375), a beauty bundle worth $450 from the Streicher Sisters, diamond and 14-karat gold earrings by jewelry designer Jenna Blake, and much, much more.

Here’s how it will work: All bidders must register at The Particulars’ website to participate, and a valid and up-to-date Paypal account is required. You’ll bid via the comments section in IG Live and the winners will be contacted the same day. It’s only open to participants in North America and there’ll be a one-time shipping fee of $10, and merch will be shipped no later than June 1, 2020.

Want in? Get more details and register online here and bid (or follow along!) at @the.particulars, and see below for an exclusive sneak peek at some of the goods to expect.

Cassandra Huysenstruyt Grey’s vintage YSL bag. Photo: Courtesy of The Particulars
Mindy Weiss’ Louboutin heels. Photo: Courtesy of The Particulars
Kahlana Barfield’s Balmain boots. Photo: Courtesy of The Particulars
Cassandra Huysenstruyt Grey’s Chanel frames. Photo: Courtesy of The Particulars
Left image: Céline bag, Hermès scarf, and Chanel sunglasses; Louboutin heels, Fendi clutch, and Nehra Simone jacket. Photos: Courtesy of The Particulars
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