Second City Style’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month Gift Guide

October 1, 2009 • Shopping

It's October 1 and you know what that means! It's time to celebrate those boobies and THINK PINK! Second City Style is a huge supporter of Breast Cancer Awareness Month so we put together this awesome shopping guide for you. We know you only want to part with your hard earned cashola on gifts that truly give back so we culled out the items that donate at least 20%, otherwise we'd feel ripped off too!

We will keep adding to this list throughout the month as we find items we think are worthy so check back!


BCBGMAXAZRIA Believe Sunglasses, $120

25% of sales from each pair of BCBGMAXAZRIA Believe sunglasses sold will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®


Rosena Sammi thinks embodying the spirit of Breast Cancer Awareness Month is the word "hope". Consider showing your support by wearing the Sanskrit word for "hope" decorated with sparking pink tourmaline. 30% of Proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

Rosena Sammi Sanskrit Hope Necklace, $99


Suki has partnered with Breast Cancer Action to urge women to “think before you pink.” Suki’s commitment to educating women about the truths behind deadly chemical exposures by equipping them with the knowledge to make healthy, life-changing decisions has been a longstanding passion. Suki is donating 100% of sale proceeds of two best-selling products, exfoliate foaming cleanser and sensitive cleansing bar, through the months of October and November. The SUKI Foaming Cleanser ($29.95) and Sensitive Cleansing Bar ($10.95) can be purchased at


KC Tees will donate 25% from every LOVE & HOPE 100% organic cotton scoop neck tee sold to the Susan G Komen Foundation. Slate gray with a pink and white stencil imprint.

KC LOVE & HOPE Tee, $22


Purple Lab has partnered with the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation to launch SWAC “SEALED WITH A CURE,” a feel good lip gloss equipped with ingredients that boost beauty, health and confidence. SWAC has been delivered to help increase awareness and funds for Triple Negative Breast Cancer research. 20% of the proceeds will go to the foundation.

Paraben-free, Health boosting and immune system enhancing ingredients including Mangosteens and Echinacea, Ultra-moisturizing, non-sticky formula, Scented with uplifting Vanilla, Real gold fleck, Enriched with anti-aging peptides



Lauren Merkin is a huge supporter of Breast Cancer Awareness! Every year she designs a special pink item from her collection, where 50% of the proceeds are donated to the Young Survival Coalition. This year she has designed a Fuchsia Tiled Embossed Lamb wallet, retail $175 and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to YSC!

Fuchsia Tiled Embossed Lamb wallet, $175


Shiseido Cosmetics America is partnering with Cancer and Careers, for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In support of this initiative, Shiseido will donate $5 of every Shiseido Makeup Luminizing Satin Eye Color in Peony (PK305), sold throughout the month of October to Cancer and Careers, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting working women living with cancer.

Luminizing Satin Eye Color in Peony, $25


White + Warren cashmere ruffle scarf ($150) and cashmere ruffle gloves ($75) are the perfect shade of pink! 50% of the proceeds of the sales of these items will be donated to Women at Risk.

White + Warren cashmere ruffle scarf & gloves are available exclusively at


In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Emily Elizabeth Jewelry will donate 40% of the proceeds of the Three Essentials Necklace Trio in pink gold sales to the Feel Your Boobies Foundation during the month of October.

Emily Elizabeth Three Essentials Necklace Trio, $90


Linda & Harriett Cure Card – These adorable flamingo note cards are letterpressed in watermelon soy-based ink and paired with gray envelopes. 20% of all sales will be donated to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in NYC. Boxed set of 6 foldover note cards & envelopes.

Linda & Harriett Cure Card, $14


Lisa Stewart Jewelry Breast Cancer Awareness bracelet. This cool pink banded cuff with a silver tag that reads “Survivor” will is available at Kitson and 25% of the proceeds go to the Y-Me foundation.

Lisa Stewart Jewelry Breast Cancer Awareness bracelet, $95

Beyond Yoga BCA Lift & Support Bra

Beyond Yoga 'i am beyond…' lift & support sports bra will donate 30% of proceeds of the sales of these items are donated to the Entertainment Industry Foundation Women's Cancer Research Fund.

i am beyond…' lift & support sports bra, $64


We love Tarte Cosmetics and now we have more reason to love them! During the month of October Tarte will donate 20% of proceeds form their Think Pink natural collection to The Young Survival Coalition.

Shop Tarte Cosmetics Think Pink Collection here.


Julia Failey is donating 20% of sales from her Lotus Flower Collection in Rose sales to Breast Cancer Network of Strength®, an organization dedicated to ensuring no one faces breast cancer alone. Earrings shown $210

Shop Julia Failey's Lotus Flower Collection in Rose here.

Prai Beauty's Scent of a Woman Eau de Parfum Purse Spray will be the STEAL OF THE WEEK at from October 25-31, 2009 as part of their ongoing Breast Cancer Awareness promotions. Regularly priced at $25, it will sell for $7.99 for one week only. As an added bonus, Prai Beauty will donate 10% off all STEAL OF THE WEEK sales on to Additionally, for every purchase made using the code AWARENESS at checkout, will donate 10% to and U.S. customers will receive free shipping on orders of $50 or more.
– Lauren Dimet Waters

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3 Responses to Second City Style’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month Gift Guide

  1. It’s going to be a busy month for Breast Cancer Awareness, that’s for sure! 3-Day Walks this month are in Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington D.C., and Atlanta. Many businesses have taken strides to increase Breast Cancer Awareness in the work place by giving employees custom Pink Ribbon pins like the ones found at Hope to see you out there! Fight for the Cure!

  2. Karen says:

    Great post! Thanks for including SWAK! We love your blog!
    Mwah, Karen

  3. Martha says:

    This is such an important cause and I’m so happy to see others passionate about it. For anyone really interested in the breast cancer cause, there’s a site giving away more excellent fashion and beauty products in support of breast cancer research. Check it out at

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