Shop and support Lowcountry AIDS Services during 'Shopping with Friends'

Image by 20081202-shopping.jpg The event's t-shirt, available for $15.

Update December 11: The Post and Courier tagged along and found the event, as usual, a good time. Go read the short write-up.

First reporting: "Shopping With Friends" is back for the 5th time to support local retailers and the fight against AIDS.

Here's the deal, Shopping with Friends kicks off with a lavish brunch, and then shoppers are encouraged to go support the 126 participating local retailers, who will, in turn, give 10% of their sales to Lowcountry AIDS Services.

Here's the details from their site:
Kick things off Saturday, December 6th, from 10am to noon at The Riviera at Charleston Place for the most amazing brunch of the season. Guests will enjoy a full brunch, complete with Bloody Marys and Mimosas. Tickets to this VIP event are $45. and include your chance to win one of 5 prize packages of Elle Magazine's must have fashion picks for Fall 2008. Space is limited, call 843-747-CARE to reserve your spot.

Kick Off Cocktails
Hosted by Saks Fifth Avenue and Lexus of Charleston. Join us at Saks Fifth Avenue on King Street Friday from 6pm-8pm. Everyone is welcome to come shop while sipping cocktails and enjoying delicious hors d'oeuvres provided by Tristan's acclaimed chef, Aaron Deal. Come early to be sure to claim your exclusive Jo Malone gift! 10% of all sales will be donated to Lowcountry AIDS Services.

You can also buy tickets online.

In the past, the event has raised around $100,000 each year.