Oprah fans, rejoice! Now’s your chance to get your hands on truly legendary pieces of Harpo history. After 25 years, Oprah is cleaning out her studio closets in Chicago and we’re bringing you exclusive access to over 250 one-of-a-kind items that have been featured both on the small screen and on covers of O, The Oprah Magazine. Each piece from this legacy collection, which includes handbags by Valentino, Prada, Christian Dior, Celine, and Bottega Venetta, foot candy by Manolo Blahnik and Dolce & Gabbana, and sumptuous separates by Chanel, Naeem Kahn, and Badgley Mischka, bears a unique backstory and would be a no-fail conversation starter for any lucky pop-culture-loving owner.
One hundred percent of proceeds from this once in a lifetime event benefits the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, and if that’s not reason enough to get involved and ignite your bidding game, we’ve rounded up closet cleansing tips from trusted experts, which will help you make enough room for new and historic treasures. Oprah’s organizational advisors abide by the triple pile methodology in which closet contents are grouped into mountains labeled Yes, No, and Maybe. The Yeses stay, the Nos go, and the Maybes (if holding sentimental value) get stored and saved. Once Yeses are invited back inside, they’re hung on uniform hangers for a visually fluid effect and organized by color to make shopping your own closet more efficient and fun! Bonus tip: Display heels with one shoe facing forward and the partner facing backward so you can instantly select an option based on height.
If the mini mountain method doesn’t do the trick for you, test out professional organizer Marie Kondo’s KonMari decluttering technique and pick up one item at a time and ask yourself one simple question: Does this bring me joy? If all else fails, you can’t go wrong with the one out, one in approach. Simply identify one item to toss (or better yet, sell on eBay), and you’ve got yourself a green light to welcome one new item in.
Ready, set, start purging so you can bid guilt-free! Click here to give a new home to some of Oprah’s favorite things. Check back often; we’ll be adding up to 75 new items each day!