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.


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.


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.


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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