About 350 customers browsed and shopped during the opening day of the National Council of Jewish Women/Cleveland’s 51st annual Designer Dress Days held at Stonehill Auditorium at Mandel Jewish Community Center in Beachwood.

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Mindi Axner, executive director of NCJW/ Cleveland, holds up dresses that were donated by Vanessa Bayer, left, and Molly Shannon. | CJN Photo / Jane Kaufman

The four-day event, which opened Oct. 25 and continued Oct. 27-Oct. 29, features clothing, purses, scarves, fine and costume jewelry, and furs.

About 250 volunteers donned aprons as they worked different parts of the show.

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Organizers said 350 people flowed through on the first day of Designer Dress Days Oct. 25. | CJN Photo / Jane Kaufman

Among the racks was a celebrity rack, featuring dresses previously owned by author and actress Vanessa Bayer and actress Molly Shannon, as well as a pink cloak donated by actress Susie Essman.

Bayer and Shannon are both former Clevelanders.

Prices will be reduced starting Oct. 28 with a 20% discount, and were cut in half Oct. 29.

All merchandise that didn't sell will go to Thriftique Showroom, NCJW’s resale shop at 5055 Richmond Road in Bedford Heights.

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The National Council of Jewish Women / Cleveland uses proceeds to support causes listed on this board.

Proceeds from Designer Dress Days support NCJW’s agenda.

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