There are many ways that your time, resources and love of fashion can change the lives of women in Cincinnati. By shopping, volunteering, or donating you are helping to support the mission of Dress for Success Cincinnati.




First, and most fun of all, you can buy one-of-a-kind clothing & accessories at Portaluca, a women’s clothing store downtown. Lunchtime during the week, or after work on Thursday is a great time to do some guilt-free shopping, especially with friends. See our schedule of hours here.

We also sell Portaluca gift cards, which can be purchased for any value over $20. Gift cards can be purchased by contacting the boutique, either through the contact form or by calling directly at 513-322-1782.




You can give your time by volunteering to work in the boutique or donate your skillset that may match a need that we have! No retail experience necessary. We need personal shoppers, donation sorting, program mentors, administrative workers and people to provide marketing support. Volunteers power Portaluca! If you’re interested in volunteering with Portaluca, please fill out our contact form.




Have you ever dreamt about having a store all to yourself and inviting your friends to join you for a private shopping party? A Portaluca shopping party can make this dream a reality! Our shopping parties allow you to invite your friends or colleagues to a fun, fashionable, and charitable event at Portaluca. You provide the people, some beverages and snacks, and we do everything else. Times and dates are flexible and we’re happy to help work with your schedule. To find out more, contact Portaluca’s store manager, Waka Blanchard at 513-322-1782, or fill out the contact form!




Donate your new or new-ish clothing, shoes and accessories. Designer dressy and casual clothing & accessories are sold at Portaluca, with all proceeds supporting Dress for Success Cincinnati. Interview and work appropriate items are used in our Dress for Success Cincinnati suiting program.

We accept new and used clothing and accessories in sellable condition. Items need to be clean and in good repair. We prefer that items are not on hangers.

Items we accept:

Designer Denim
Evening Wear

Items we do not accept:

Work Denim
Used Undergarments
Used Hosiery
Used Cosmetics
Men’s Clothing


Donations can be dropped off at the Portaluca boutique anytime during regular business hours. Simply park in front of the entrance and a staff member will help you and give you a tax donation card.  Additionally, you can donate at the Dress for Success Donation Receiving Center. For more information, check out the DFS Cincinnati donation page.

For more information or questions, contact Katie Uhl, Donation Center Coordinator at 513-322-1785, or fill out our contact form.