Head to Sophia’s for a Holiday Sip & Shop to Benefit The Undies Project

Sophia Scarpelli and her staff at Sophia’s Costume Shop have been busy transforming the shop from its set up as a busy Halloween costume sales and rentals destination to an enticing Christmas emporium.

On Nov 21, Sophia’s is partnering with The Undies Project for a holiday sip & shop in the store from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, and will donate 10% of proceeds to The Undies Project.

Come enjoy a glass of wine and light hors d’oeuvres and show your support for the mission of The Undies Project.

Inspiration for The Undies Project came to Lucy Langley in 2014 while she was volunteering at Neighbor to Neighbor sorting clothes for distribution.

Realizing realized that underwear was the most under-donated and most needed item of clothing, she couldn’t imagine what it would be like to go without this basic necessity, or having to make the choice between putting a meal on the table or buying new underwear.

Lucy shared her observation with her friend, Laura Delaflor, who agreed that the need was real. The two co-founded The Undies Project in 2015 with the help of Neighbor to Neighbor. The Undies Project became a 501(c)3 in 2016.

Currently they are helping organizations including Bridgeport Rescue Mission, Clothes to Kids of Fairfield County, Homes for the Brave, Inspirica, Kids in Crisis, Neighbor to Neighbor, Open Door Shelter, Pacific House, Person to Person, The Salvation Army and YWCA Domestic Abuse Services.

Prepare to enter the twinkling emporium and be dazzled by rows of decked out trees and abundantly thoughtful one-of-a-kind presents for friends, teachers and family.

Scarpelli, who has been in business in Greenwich since 1981, offers unique and whimsical merchandise. She sells ornaments, jewelry, cards, Christmas gifts, ornaments, aprons, advent calendars, fine crystal, antique pieces, soap, candles, scarves, shawls and much more.

“I’m delighted to partner with The Undies Project,” Scarpelli said. “We take for granted being able to buy new underwear, and being able to launder it and have a fresh set every day, but for many people this is not a reality.”

Monday – Saturday 10:00am until 5:30pm
Sundays 12:00 noon until 5:00pm

Sophia’s is located at One Liberty Way, just off Greenwich Avenue. Tel. (203) 869-5990.

Christmas at Sophia's

An array of gifts and decorations has transformed Sophia’s, well known for its costumes, into a Christmas emporium. Credit: Leslie Yager