Oprah has teamed with eBay to auction off more than 200 items of clothing, shoes and accessories, from labels such as Alexander McQueen, Badgley Mischka, Chanel, Celine, Dolce and Gabbana, Manolo Blahnik, Oscar de la Renta and more.
“My taste has evolved from intense colour, embellishments and heels to flats and a more subdued color palette,” says Oprah of her northern hemisphere spring clean-out.
“What I’m giving away will be put to good use by someone else.”
All the items up for auction featured on the covers of O, The Oprah Magazine and during marquee episodes of The Oprah Winfrey Show.
“This is a chance to buy a piece of television/media history while helping change young women’s lives,” adds Adam Glassman, Creative Director of O, The Oprah Magazine.
“Most of the items in the sale are timeless and classic; and the best part – they are all like new.”
The new issue of the magazine follows Oprah as she says goodbye to some of the treasured apparel items that she decided not to take with her to her new headquarters in West Hollywood, where she relocated in 2015 from Chicago.
Oprah says she chose not to bring everything because she believes people can fall prisoner to their belongings if they hold on to things they don’t even use.
“I want to create a space that gives me access to the stuff that helps me, to things that hold a place of meaning for me,” she says. “Because if you can’t do that, then you’re not using your things. Your things are using you.”
All the proceeds will benefit The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation.
The foundation supports The Oprah Winfrey Leadership for Girls in South Africa and the development of a new generation of women leaders, striving to provide a nurturing educational environment for academically gifted girls who come from disadvantaged backgrounds.
To shop Oprah’s charity auction, just click here, through to March 10, 2016. New items will be added up until March 4.