Pippen Lane Children’s Emporium steps into fall with the “Style Your Sole” event showcasing the latest TOMS shoes. The party underscores the store’s commitment to the original One for One company, which gives a pair of new shoes to a child in need for every pair purchased. The event will take place on Saturday, October 8th, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“I’m really looking forward to partnering with TOMS for this important party with a purpose,” said Pippen Lane owner Anna Beth Goodman. “I know the kids will have a lot of fun, and with every sale, the community will enable us to help children who would otherwise go without shoes.”

To prove that philanthropy is fun, Pippen Lane has a full slate of activities in store, including a “Style Your Sole” station where kids can decorate their new shoes. For those who want a personalized look but would rather not get their hands dirty, an artist from YAYA, an organization that teaches life skills and professional development through the creation and study of art, will be on hand to customize purchases free of charge. Kids can also get their faces panted, score fun balloon animals and snack on goodies from La Divina and Sucre. Cajun/Zydeco music from Papillion will also keep the crowd in a festive mood.

Founded in 1998, Pippen Lane is a whimsical emporium that specializes in children’s clothing, footwear, unique toys & gifts, high quality furniture and other items for children of all ages from Europe and beyond. The shop is located at 2929 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115. For more information, visit www.pippenlane.com.

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