Breast Cancer Awareness Fashion and Beauty Products

October, as many of you know, is Breast Cancer Awareness month. And whether you or someone you know has been affected by the disease, or you just want to help make a difference, there are scores of ways you can get involved.

One of our favorite methods is, naturally, shopping. Designers and beauty brands have rolled up their sleeves and created everything from shoes to sunglasses to makeup, all with proceeds going to benefit cancer research.

We picked the best items, which means it’s time to put your money where your mouth is and shop for a cause.

breast cancer awareness month

Photos courtesy of Hunter, Lacoste, Tory Burch, and David Yurman

BCA items, clockwise from left: Hunter wellies, Lacoste shades, David Yurman bracelet, Tory Burch flats

Tory Burch Limited Edition Eddie Ballet Flat, $178

There’s nothing like a great pair of flats, and there’s one brand that makes them just so: Tory Burch. From now through the end of the month, Tory will donate 15% from purchases of these chic fuchsia flats to the Breast Cancer Foundation, up to $15,000. Did we mention the free shipping? And, if that isn’t enough, Net-a-Porter is donating 10% from Tory Burch sales to the Cynthia fund.

Lacoste Sunglasses, $138

We like to wear our sunglasses year-round and are thus always on the hunt for a new pair. Lacoste teamed up with Marchon Eyewear to create some pretty-in-print shades complete with our favorite little croc. Lacoste will donate 10% from each pair sold to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Hunter Boot, $125

With the rain season fully upon us across the country, a new pair of rain boots is essential. Hunter—who makes the best wellies, period—has teamed up with Nordstorm to donate 20% of the Pink Original Tall boot to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. Makes jumping in puddles that much more fun, doesn’t it?

David Yurman Spiritual Bead Bracelet, $375

David Yurman’s pink chalcedony and pearl bracelet isn’t just a pretty bauble. It helps raise money for the Breast Cancer Fund. The jeweler is donating 10% of the price of every bracelet sold to help further research, treatment options, and more. And wouldn’t that bracelet just look amazing on you? A small price to pay for helping others.


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Photos courtesy of Betsey Johnson and Ralph Lauren

Bags from Betsey Johnson and Ralph Lauren

Betsey Johnson I Am a Survivor Tote Bag, $75

If anyone can relate to what breast cancer patients are going through, it’s Betsey Johnson. She herself is a breast cancer survivor, and every year creates limited edition items to raise money for the cause, and a portion of the proceeds goes to the CFDA’s Fashion Targets Breast Cancer. Our favorite piece from this year's collection is her I Am a Survivor tote. Everyone deserves to shout it from the rooftops.

The Pink Pony Ricky by Ralph Lauren, $3,750

We’re always big fans of the Ricky bag. It’s classic, it’s chic, and it can go anywhere and with anything. And now, when you buy the Pink Pony version, 100% of proceeds go to the Pink Pony Fund of the Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation. The bag is available at select Ralph Lauren stores nationwide. The Pink Pony fund has also launched an online card collection to help keep hope up. To send a card, simply go here. You can also donate to the Pink Pony Fund while there.

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Photo courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue

Elie Tahari and Saks Fifth Avenue's T-Shirt.

Elie Tahari T-Shirt, $35

Saks, Elie Tahari, the Entertainment Industry Foundation and Jennifer Hudson have teamed up this year for the 13th annual campaign to raise funds for the EIF’s cancer research. All the proceeds (yes, 100%) from the shirts will go to the foundation and will benefit more than 50 charitable programs aimed at new detection, better treatment, and finding a cure. As for J.Hud? She’s the spokesmodel! Love.


breast cancer awareness month

Photos courtesy of Shiseido, Iman, Murad, and OPI

BCA items, clockwise from left: Shiseido lipstick, Iman bronzing powder, OPI nail polish, and Murad moisturizer


Shiseido Shimmering Rouge Lipstick, $25

Shiseido has partnered with Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) to donate $5 for every Shimmering Rouge Lipstick in Iron Maiden sold during October. CEW’s non-profit arm Cancers and Careers aims to empower and educate people with cancer on how to continue working and living their lives. So pucker up and help the cause!


Iman Sheer Finish Bronzing Powder in After Glow, $16

Good bronzer that works for a variety of skin tones is hard to find. And one that benefits a good cause, even harder. Which is why we’re all for Iman’s bronzing powder. Iman Cosmetics will donate $1 for every Sheer Bronzing Powder sold to the Intercultural Cancer Council, which promotes programs and research to “eliminate the unequal burden of all cancers, including breast cancer, among racial and ethnic minorities and medically underserved populations in the United States.” 
 The bronzing powder is available at Target, Drugstore.com, Walmart, and ULTA stores.


Murad Age Reform Hydrate for Hope Duo, $85

It’s no secret that we are anti-aging junkies. The longer we can avoid Botox, the better. And if we can do a little good while saving face, literally!, isn’t that a win-win for everyone? We say yes. Murad is donating 10% from every sale (up to $1 million) to the City of Hope for breast and women’s cancer research, treatment, and education.

OPI Pink Shatter Polish, $8.50

Even your nails can say you care thanks to OPI’s latest shatter polish. The shade—a bright pink—features the chic shatter effect, which we just can’t get enough of. Each bottle comes with a ribbon, and OPI is donating $25,000 to Susan B. Komen for the Cure. Pink Shatter is available nationwide at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JC Penney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA.

For more products, check out Boy Meets Girl, which features a tote bag to help raise money for Young Survival Coalition, and be sure to watch the founder's video. Though we warn you, you won't be dry-eyed after.

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