THE BID BANG

get clothes, help haiti. easy, right?

The earthquake in Haiti shook up more than just the country's inhabitants—it's also jolted a generation of artists into philanthropy.

Starting today, two very different events are raising money for the rescue and relief effort in Haiti.

At one end of the spectrum is Fashion for Relief, Naomi Campbell's runway campaign that has landed on Net-a-Porter. For the next two weeks, the pieces worn for the trans-Atlantic fashion shows are available online, with all net proceeds going to The White Ribbon Alliance. That means Jean Paul Gaultier for $100, Anna Sui for $150, and, for big spenders, an amazing Versace mini-dress for $5,000. That is, they were available as of this morning—supplies are limited, so if you're eying that spiked dress worn by Agyness on the runway, you best be clicking.

For those slower shoppers, there's Crafts for a Cause, an auction organized by Little Joy's Binki Shapiro. Starting today, you can bid on one-of-a-kind tees, totes, and guitars from Cat Power, Drew Barrymore, Liv Tyler, and many more. All the money raised during the two-week bidding spree goes to Artists for Peace and Justice, which builds schools in the poorest areas of Haiti. Consider it an excuse to finally invest in a Rodarte sweatshirt or an electric guitar (in this case, one that was once strummed by Conor Oberst).

Consider it a way to spread a little joy to a place that really needs it.

Start shopping with Fashion for Relief here.
Get your Crafts for a Cause bid in here.
And follow Binki's Crafts for a Cause Tumblr page here.