Barbie?s 1992 ?math class is tough? moment might have been her biggest PR fail of all time. But the upside of the anti-feminist faux pas was that it spurred efforts by parents and educators to get real-life girls interested in high-achieving, male-dominated professions. (In case you?re wondering, Barbie?s exploring Mars these days.)
Now you can be part of that ongoing movement while you stock up on dresses, jewelry and gifts at the just-opened Hasana pop-up shop in Lincoln Park. ??
Hasana is the retail offshoot of the Chicago-based Apareció Foundation, a nonprofit that uses online sales of luxury goods to support educational initiatives for women.
??On its website, the organization sells everything from LBDs for $300 to pearl-and-leather necklaces for $1,300.
But at its new Clark Street boutique it stocks affordable finds like bright silk dresses from 81 Poppies for about $100 and charming Emily Rothschild ?spin-off? necklaces for $90. (The pop-up runs through October 1.)
All proceeds from the shop will fund an upcoming 11-week science, technology, engineering and math mentorship program for Chicago public high school girls.
A shopping spree that funds a great cause? Sounds like an easy formula to us. ??
Hasana, 2937 N. Clark St.; 773-570-0796 or shophasana.com