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BEVERLY HILLS (CBS) — Over the next few days, a special shopping event offers designer fashions at a fraction of the cost, and the money raised goes to help a local charity.

Jacqui Farina of Project Angel Food says every five dollars spent at the Divine Design event provides one meal for delivery to a patient with a life threatening illness, such as AIDS or cancer.

“We have everything that you would find in a department store,” says Farina.

The sale features clothing items from designer brands such as Monique Lhuillier and Brooks Brothers, as well as purses by Trina Turk and Alexander McQueen, and skincare products from Kiehl’s.

Imported home furnishings are also discounted, and this marks the first year the event features sale items in a fine art gallery.

Items were offered at 50 percent off retail on opening night, Wednesday. Discounts will grow to 60 percent off on Friday, and mark downs increase to 90 percent by Monday.

Farina says the charity hopes to raise enough money to prepare meals for the next six months.

Every item for sale has been donated to the event, which celebrates its twentieth anniversary this year.

The event is held at the former Robinsons-May at 9900 Wilshire Blvd.

For more information, visit Divine Design online.

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