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Britney on the Block

Britney sheds her clothes for charity -- She's selling some of her famous costumes and other memorabilia online

Britney Spears | SELLING HER WEARS Britney's VMAs outfit is up for grabs
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SELLING HER WEARS Britney's VMAs outfit is up for grabs

Now you can wear Britney Spears' notorious harem-girl outfit from the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards, or the plaid skirt from her ''Oops... I Did It Again'' tour in 2000. The pop princess is selling these and other costumes and memorabilia in an online auction to benefit her Britney Spears Foundation, which provides scholarships for kids to attend a performing-arts camp.

''They're kind of iconic or whatever,'' Spears said of the costumes in a press conference on Thursday, ''but it's not like I'm going to be wearing them anytime soon. And although I'm kind of sad about some of the pieces going, I know that the money we raise will have a huge payback.''

There are at least 160 Spears keepsakes for sale, including 60 stage costumes and lots of personal items, including artwork she made as a child and her junior high school book reports. Fans can also buy access to Britney herself, in packages that include meetings with her on the set of a video shoot or backstage at a concert. The auction runs through June 5 at gottahaveit.com.

Originally posted May 23, 2003