Oprah Cleans Out Her Closet for Charity; Bids Go Sky-high
Let the bidding wars begin! March 1 was the first official day of Oprah’s Ebay auction and the bids on some of the items are already astronomical. In many cases, shoes and handbags are going for more than what the items originally cost when they were new. The daytime talk show host recently cleaned out her closet (one of them anyway) and came up with 150 items to auction off to raise money for her leadership academy for girls in South Africa.
The moderate collection of items is certainly no skin off Oprah’s back. Although, she did profess anxiety at having to choose the 150 items to give away. C’mon Oprah, if you need more than one closet to house all your clothes, shoes and purses, you probably aren’t even aware of half the things in those closets. Oh, and you’re a billionaire. Regardless, she came up with several things for the auction, from designer shoes and handbags to entire outfits she’s worn on episodes of her show. And, after only one day of bidding, some of the items are already up to thousands of dollars. Like this Louis Vuitton bag. Or this gorgeous Carolina Herrera dress she wore on her show.
What’s great about this auction is that it’s a dream for any plus-size girl with big feet! And bravo to Oprah for not being afraid to expose her dress size (which ranges from 12 to 16) or her shoe size (she’s an 11) to the world. There are going to be a lot of really well-dressed curvy ladies roaming the world once the auction closes in 9 days. That’s right, only 9 more days to get your bids in!
Judging by this first day, the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls is going to have a lot to celebrate in the near future.
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