What better way to raise money for UNICEF’s great cause than by hosting two spring shopping events? That’s exactly what we did yesterday in Philadelphia, and then earlier this March in Chicago.

Last night in Philadelphia, we had our second annual cocktail party to benefit the global organization. The shopping-filled evening was hosted by committee members including Jennifer Pardis Behle, Tim Behle, Jessica Wirth Strine, Todd Strine, Sheri Lamber, and Sean Rooney, to name a few. Jewelry designer Ana Khouri was also in attendance in support of the cause with our Barneys New York Foundation.

On March 8, a private luncheon event was held at our Chicago flagship on International Women’s Day. The hosts of the afternoon—Martha Metz, Tina Trott, and Susie Silich—were joined by a powerful group of Barneys designers and entrepreneurs who then participated in a panel session led by our very own Simon Doonan. The Freds dining room was bubbling over an excitement that carried on to the shopping portion, where the designers joined guests on the sales floor. Designers in attendance included Ana KhouriLisa Perry, young Italian shoe designer Nicolo Beretta of Giannico, and investment banker turned candlemaker for good Sterling McDavid of the Starling Project.

Scroll on for a closer look at these two events, then make sure to learn more about how you, too, can help save and protect the world’s most vulnerable children through UNICEF.


Jewelry designer Ana Khouri attends Barneys New York Foundation Celebrates UNICEF USA at Barneys New York In Philadelphia.

Giving hope to children all over the world through this amazing charitable cause.

Caitlin Cirelli, Ryan Manney, Kate Errera, and Bobby Muth attend the party.

Dana and Bob Rothman at the cocktail event in Philly.

Nicolo Beretta, Lisa Perry, Ana Khouri, Sterling McDavid, and Simon Doonan in Chicago.

Lisa Perry and Richard Perry in Chicago.

The energy at Freds at Barneys New York in Chicago is at an all-time high.

Nicolo Beretta of Giannico with two happy guests during the Chicago event.

Guests at the UNICEF shopping event at Barneys New York in Chicago.

Three cheers for these amazing women, who were on hand to host and attend our event raising money for the fantastic UNICEF humanitarian fund.