October marks the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time when stores are filled with a variety of pink products meant to benefit research, awareness and treatment.Here are some of our favorite items that you’ll find locally and online during the month.Avon Breast Cancer Crusade watchPerfect for showing your support on an everyday basis, Avon’s Breast Cancer Crusade watch features two sporty designs that include an oversized face, gunmetal plating and a silicone strap. Price: $20 (100 percent of the net proceeds of each sale are donated to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade) Where to buy: Through an Avon representative or online at www.avon.com.Marc Jacobs Daisy ‘Hot Pink’ Eau de Parfum (limited edition)A revamped, hot pink version of Marc Jacobs’ classic Daisy perfume, this strawberry-scented fragrance will leave you smelling great and feeling good knowing that you supported the cause. Price: $79 ($3 from each sale will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation) Where to buy: Macy’s, in store or online at www.macys.com.Everything But Water WOMAN braceletInspired by the Maya Angelou quote “You make me proud to spell my name W-O-M-A-N,” the handmade, bronze WOMAN bracelet is a stylish way to make an empowering statement. Price: $44 (25 percent of the net proceeds of each sale are donated to Living Beyond Breast Cancer) Where to buy: Everything But Water, in store or online at www.everythingbutwater.com.Kohl’s Cares Tek Gear running shortsWhether you’re racing for the cure or just getting your daily workout in, these moisture-wicking shorts by Tek Gear are a great excuse to add to your fitness wardrobe. Price: $10 (100 percent of the net proceeds of each sale are donated to support the fight against breast cancer) Where to buy: Kohl’s, in store or online at www.kohls.com.Evelyn Lauder Dream Solid Perfume Compact (limited edition)Housed in a beautifully designed compact, the Evelyn Lauder Dream Solid Perfume Compact is an elegant and charitable addition to your makeup bag. Price: $49.50 (100 percent of the net proceeds of each sale are donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation) Where to buy: Nordstrom, in store or online at www.nordstrom.com.Dermelect ME Nail Color Treatment in IndulgencePink is the color of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so what better way to rock the hue than with a bottle of Dermelect’s Indulgence on your fingertips. Price: $14 (50 percent of net proceeds of each sale are donated to CEW Foundation’s Cancer and Careers Program) Where to buy: Online at www.dermelect.com. Other local retail events: • Offrez-Vous! designer consignment boutique is honoring breast cancer awareness with a monthlong special offer: Wear pink this month and get 20 percent off your total purchase. Any kind of pink will work — even nail polish, says owner Karen Murdock, who is both a fashionista and a breast cancer survivor. 5001 El Campo Ave., Suite B, Fort Worth, 817-312-9542; http://offrez-vous.com.• This month, both locations of Smart Barre fitness studio will be running the second annual “Work Your TuTu to Save Your TaTas” program of special classes, T-shirts and more in honor of breast cancer awareness. The program benefits the Amy T. Selkirk Fund for Breast Cancer Immunotherapy,which supports research to end triple negative breast cancer. The initiative bears the name of founder Allison Poston’s friend, a much-missed Fort Worth mom who died from the disease in 2012. 6080 S. Hulen St., Suite 320, 817-370-2121 and 3911 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, 817-377-0261; http://smartbarrebody.com.
Where to shop
Macy’s: several Tarrant-area locations
Everything But Water
3000 S. Hulen St., Fort Worth
Kohl’s: several Tarrant-area locations
1101 Melbourne Road, Hurst