Couture for a Cause

LOCAL SPOTLIGHT: Couture for a Cause

Owner: Patricia Apple

Are you a lover of haute couture? What if you could have a philanthropic impact on your community, simply by shopping? Meet Patricia Apple, owner of Couture for a Cause, a nonprofit consignment boutique in Brentwood, TN. Born of Patricia’s vision, the boutique is a perfect union between high-fashion and philanthropy. Instead of hanging in a closet, high-end couture is exchanged for a substantial tax deduction, displayed for purchase, and local charities benefit from the sale.

Patricia spent most of her career working in sales and marketing. Through cause marketing and charity benefits, she developed a love for helping others, and a desire to assist the people who run nonprofits. When she created the boutique, Patricia had a clear vision of its purpose. “Most importantly, my goal is to make a real difference for local charities,” Patricia says. “I know that we cannot do all that they need, but it is my sincere hope that we can make a substantial contribution toward helping them help others.”

Couture for a Cause accepts donations of haute couture. Donors receive a tax-deductible receipt and choose a charity as the “beneficiary consignor.” When one of the gorgeous pieces is sold, the donor’s chosen charity receives a check for 50% of the item’s sale price.

Located just a few minutes from downtown Nashville, Couture for a Cause carries a wide variety of couture pieces including new and/or gently worn designer jeans, priced at just $34! The boutique also offers a unique selection of designer wedding gowns, priced between $500-$600, from designers such as Nicole Miller. Also noteworthy are their very affordably priced, chic women’s suits.

Store 3Couture for a Cause will be holding a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with the Williamson Chamber on January 30th, from 11am to 1pm. Guests who attend will enjoy light refreshments and have the opportunity to peruse the store for fabulous couture finds!

Looking for a way to get involved? Couture for a Cause is currently seeking volunteers for several upcoming events and would love your help! To learn how you can volunteer contact Couture for a Cause by email at, or by phone at 615.309.8787.

For more information about donations, including accepted labels and pick-up service, visit Couture for a Cause’s website below and be sure to connect with them on Facebook!


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