For those who have always wanted to be just like Oprah, it’s time. Well at least it’s time to dress like her that is.
In the usual spirit of Oprah, the media mogul has opened up her grand closet to the public in partnership with eBay. The profits from the clothes auction will all go directly to the public figure’s own charity organization: The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls. The school was established by Oprah in South Africa that aids young girls to get the educations they may be deprived of. The closet features clothes that Oprah herself wore during The Oprah Winfrey Show and on the cover of O magazine. Fans will not only be able to stylistically emulate the mogul, but of the 250 items being auctioned are pieces from prestigious designers like Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, and many more.
The generous act comes from Oprah’s recent weight loss after teaming up with Weight Watchers, and is a grander take on the concept of “spring cleaning”. After losing about 30 pounds, the savvy businesswoman combined cleaning out ill fit clothes with the chance to raise more funds for the young girls in South Africa. As stated in her magazine cover story, it’s time to clean out closets and keep space tidy and she’s doing precisely that. Many of the pieces that are being auctioned on eBay have lots of nostalgic value from the mogul’s time as a talk show host, which naturally increases value for any die-hard fan of the idol. The bidding for the clothes and accessories also start at a low 99 cents each, of course will bids coming in that price won’t remain that low for long but it’s a fair start for everyone. This isn’t the first time either that the talk show host has created a large-scale auction to be benefiting others.
In this case, bidding has begun already and will continue until March 10th.