THE ANNUAL GOOP CLOSET SALE
If you haven’t yet read Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, then you’re alone. Like, where-have-you-been alone. A bestseller about a million times over, the de-cluttering guide is infectious, to the extent that it ran through the goop team like a bad summer cold, prompting us all to, as Kondo dictates, hold every item in our closets and determine whether it fills us with joy. If no feeling of unbridled love and excitement swelled in our hearts, we thanked the item for its service and sent it to a better home (Dress For Success). On average, we each decimated our closets by 70%–or Kondo’d them, as it’s now a verb. (See more on the method here.)
In advance of our Annual goop Closet Sale, we sent some of our favorite fellow #fempire entrepreneurs the book. Jennifer Aniston, who has hair line, Living Proof, gave us some pretty great Alaäa booties among other treasures; Jessica Alba, who is kicking a*% over at The Honest Company donated a perfect, low-key outfit; Reese Witherspoon, who just launched Southern-inspired lifestyle line, Draper James, parted with a handful of really beautiful accessories; Stella McCartney, who has built one of the most impressive fashion empires around gave us some one-of-a-kind treasures; and GP gave up several of her go-tos, including a special goop collab piece.
All proceeds benefit two great charities devoted to helping kids. We’re back again with DonorsChoose, an incredible organization that empowers teachers to crowd-fund school supplies and experiences for their in-need classrooms, and are thrilled to introduce Children’s Rights to the goop giving family. Started by attorney Marcia Robinson Lowry, Children’s Rights is a national watchdog organization that sues states on behalf of foster children, ensuring that they get adequate support and resources; as one of the most vulnerable and under-voiced groups in this country, Children’s Rights is doing incredibly important work as their advocates. You can learn more about both organizations below–if nothing in the sale piques your interest, please consider donating directly! These kids need our support.
- Chloé Canvas tie
up cork wedges goop, $350
- Alaïa Paris
with buckle goop, $690
- Victoria Beckham
Sleeveless midi with
front pleat + gold chain goop, $525I wore this dress to my
dear friend Courteney’s
- Cynthia Vincet
Printed jumpsuit goop, $190A jumpsuit is super
fun and comfortable
and easy to wear
print is great, too.
- rachel zoe Studded
open toe ankle strap flats goop, $190I love these because they can go
day-to-night. The studs toughen up the
look of such a delicate sandal and the
little heel is perfect to wear with
or rolled-up boyfriend jeans.
- Ramy Brook Patent
chain mini purse goop, $200The cross-body strap
and chain details make the bag
a little tough. It’s a nice
alternative to a clutch for
- Stella McCartney
Suede chain link purse goop, $650This bag has accompanied me to many fun evenings– the size is perfect and fits my entire life. It’s a one-off made just for me!
asymmetrical shirt goop, $240This has been a good friend
to me… slung over a bikini
in the summer; with cut-off
jeans or pants and a heel for
a cocktail party by the sea.
- Stella McCartney
Silk joggers goop, $325I love these pants and
wore them non-stop–day
and evening: One day I
did the launch of my Stella
eau de toilette in them in
NYC, then stuck heels on
and went to a party!
- Stella McCartney
Platform lace-up loafers goop, $545These one-off platform loafers were custom made in metallic blue to celebrate my mom’s exhibit in Korea.
- Alexander wang
Mule open toe heels goop, $250
- Valextra for Holmes
& Yang Structured
two tone purse goop, $490This bag is a classic! I love the two tones and the simple lines.
- Elizabeth & James front zipper purse goop, $290I loved this bag last summer! It’s bright and fun, fits all my kids’ stuff and I can also go hands free because it’s a chic backpack as well. The best part is it looks like an animal skin but it’s not!
- Maiyet Leather tote goop, $345A beautiful wine colored tote that comes from an eco-friendly company that gives back to underprivileged communities around the world.
- Stella McCartney striped sleeveless button-down goop, $120
- Alexander McQueen Pocket layered front dress goop, $890I wore this beautiful dress in a Max Factor campaign in Europe. Very flattering, tailoring you would expect from McQueen.
- Balenciaga Paris
Long-pleated dress goop, $1,090Audrey Hepburn lives.
- Michael Kors
Ankle strap black
open toe heels goop, $445These are from our goop collaboration with Michael Kors—a limited-edition site exclusive.
- jimmy choo 3 strap
pointy boots goop, $390These booties add a bit of rockabilly edge to a more feminine look.
- Isabel Marant Crop
tank with ruffle sleeves goop, $250Perfect summer blouse.
- Victoria Beckham
laser cut sleeves goop, $575Super flattering and
super chic. I wore
this to my birthday
- Stella McCartney Silk
patterned v-neck dress goop, $545I’m devastated to part with
this but it’s for a great
cause. This short jumpsuit
has been my emergency
outfit for years. Work lunch
with flats. Dinner party
with heels. It’s a great one.
- Maison Martin
toe boots goop, $550
- Mother of Pearl
collared shirt goop, $200
- Sacai Luck Circle neck tee w. sheer underlay goop, $245
- T by Alexander
sleeve sweater goop, $290
- Lanvin Trapeze
blouse goop, $290
Get to know these amazing charities
Children’s RightsFounded in 1995 by long-time Civil Rights attorney, Marcia Robinson Lowry, Children’s Rights was born out of the basic fact that children in the foster care system have no voice, and little in the way of protection and representation. While some kids flourish in loving homes, others are often torn apart from their siblings, and placed in dangerous situations where no one is safeguarding their future. It may seem backward, but Children’s Rights sues states to win more resources for these often neglected and abused kids, including lower social worker-to-children ratios and other essentials, like access to food, healthcare, and education. As the organization explains, “Children’s Rights uses the law to hold governments accountable and defend thousands of kids when foster care systems fail. We have secured court orders mandating top-to-bottom child welfare reform in more than a dozen states.”
DonorsChooseDonorsChoose is a groundbreaking non-profit that enables public school teachers to crowdsource funds for their classrooms directly from the public. In 2000, Charles Best, a former Bronx public school teacher founded the innovative platform, after dipping into his own pocket to outfit his classroom with the barest of essentials–a standard practice for teachers in areas of need. Today, DonorsChoose helps teachers in more than half of America’s public school enrich their students’ education, whether it’s through pen, paper, and textbooks, cooking classes, or field trips to the science museum and tickets to the opera. Teachers submit their classroom needs and desires, and donors can look through the requests and fund their asks directly. It’s pretty amazing, making it no surprise that DonorsChoose has moved $232 million in donations through the public school system since it launched.