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Victoria Barnaby is a Massachusetts native with a passion for all things Boston. Victoria was raised in the North Shore and received her degree in International Relations: Economics and Business and a minor in Spanish from Boston University. While at BU she spent a semester working in London and traveled Europe, she loves traveling and experiencing foreign cultures. She currently resides in East Boston and works in the Seaport District for PUMA International. Victoria is a fitness enthusiast and enjoys maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle- she especially loves running. Victoria competes on the Greater Boston Track club and races middle distances. She has been featured in the Northeast section of Competitor Magazine.

As the Global Digital Retail Marketing Manager at PUMA she likes to stay “in the know” when it comes to trends in fashion, beauty, travel, sport, retail, eco-friendly products and technology. She’s not all work though, when she’s not running around the city of Boston she enjoys attending local events, from farmer’s markets to charity fashion shows. She’s quite the foodie too with all her working out- she loves to experience new restaurants and bars with friends in her spare time.

Fashion Project A Highlight Of Fashion’s Night Out In Boston

Fashion’s Night Out came to the city of Boston at the start of September and festivities were extensive. Along Newbury Street and throughout the Back Bay area stores opened their doors and offered customers special discounts, raffles, music, cocktails and appetizers.

Fashion Project's Laura and Gaetana

Fashion Project’s Laura and Gaetana (Photo Credit: Victoria Barnaby)

One of the early evening highlights was the showing of charitable online fashion start up, the Fashion Project. The Fashion Project is an online, charitable consignment shop based in Boston. The project accepts donations of quality clothing (think J. Crew and above) and re-sells the gently worn items online.  A portion of the profits, 60%, from the sale of these items, are then donated to a charity. You even have the option to tell the Fashion Project which charity you’d like your clothing sales donated to.

Donating couldn’t be easier. Simply order empty, pre-paid boxes from Fashion Project via their website and send back the boxes filled with your pieces. While ordering the boxes, you can identify the charity you’d like to donate to and, in turn, you’ll receive a tax-deduction for your generous contribution. You’ll even be eligible to earn discounts off your favorite brands as a reward for your donation.

The Fashion Project was founded in 2011 and was accepted into start up accelerator Techstars in August of 2012. Fashion Project will be launching a new website in October of this yea so start emptying your closet and get ready to make a donation to a charity that means something to you.

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