Online shoppers flock to Shop and Share
My friend Maricel was the one who tipped me on this nifty new site called ShopandShare where celebrities like Kris Aquino are putting up their precious designer items on auction to help victims of typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng.
I’ve been eyeing Kris’ LV Stephen Prouse bag myself, but the current bid now is at $3,600 (from a starting bid of only $799).The highest bid now is for Angel Locsin’s Prada Nappa Tote ($4,150, as of this writing.)
Either the ones bidding are avid Ebay shopaholics or simply Good Samaritans. But it’s nice to know that some people won’t hesitate to join an auction for a good cause. Even nicer still that the showbiz personalities we admire are selfless enough to use their face value and pulling power to donate to typhoon victims.
Shop and Share was first conceived by actress and Red Cross Ambassador Angel Locsin. She then gathered the support of her celebrity friends Kris Aquino, Anne Curtis, Ruffa Gutierrez, Luis Manzano and Pokwang for the charitable online venture. Other showbiz stars donating are Kim Chiu, Mariel Rodriguez, Heart Evangelista, Isabelle Daza, Gerald Anderson and Boy Abunda.
Although the landing page is the Shop & Share website, the auctions are being conducted by batch at the Red Cross store in Ebay. Join na!