Everything will be at last 50 percent off at the Specialty Store Sale Spectacular, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Oleika Shrine Temple, 326 Southland Drive. The sale will include fashions and accessories from AJ’s, Bella Rose, Baby Bundles, Bluetique, Cotton Patch, Embry’s, Peggy’s Gifts & Accessories, The Peppermint Palm, Sugar & Spice and Worlds Apart.
July 25th, 2012
Crittenden Upstairs, the new men’s clothing store at 126 West Maxwell Street above Bella Rose will celebrate its grand opening 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday with a full selection of its fall line, discounts on clothing and refreshments. Shoppers will receive 10 percent off storewide and 20 percent off any purchase over $150. Call (859) 309-0357 or email email@example.com. In the above photo the brown moleskin vest, $155, gray tattersall flannel shirt, $89 and plaid bow tie, $45, are all from Crittenden Sport.
October 26th, 2011
Bella Rose at 126 West Maxwell, will host David Kahn Jeanswear and Annie Griffin trunk shows Thursday, Sept. 8 through Saturday, Sept. 10. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The show will feature over 200 pairs of jeans for fall looks and silk blouses and dresses from Annie Griffin. Bella Rose will offer 10 percent off all David Kahn and Annie Griffin pieces that weekend. And register in store during the show to win a free pair of David Kahn jeans or an Annie Griffin dress. Top photo is the bell bottom jean in Cult Jam from the Fall 2011 David Kahn Jeanswear collection, bottom is the Merrill dress from the Annie Griffin Fall 2011 collection.
September 2nd, 2011
A Shoshanna Spring 2011 Trunk Show is Wednesday through Saturday, March 26 at Bella Rose, 126 West Maxwell Street. Also on Wednesday, a preview of Shoshanna Swim 2011, which will be available for order. Shoppers get 10 percent off Shoshanna purchases during the trunk show and there will be drawings for gift certificates. The vibrant patterned dress pictured above is part of the Shoshanna Spring 2011 Collection.
March 16th, 2011
The Specialty Store Sale Spectacular, the multi-store event where everything is at least 50 percent off, is back.
It’s 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Oleika Shrine Temple, 326 Southland Drive.
Participating stores are AJ’s Clothing, Baby Bundles, Bella Rose, Cotton Patch, Embry’s, Peggy’s Gifts & Accessories, Peppermint Palm, Polka Dots, Sugar & Spice, and Worlds Apart.
February 10th, 2011
Bella Rose will host a Lazaro Bridesmaids trunk show featuring the spring 2011 collection. Hours for the show are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 28 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 29. The store is at 126 West Maxwell. Call (859) 255-2565.
January 21st, 2011
Local retailers are offering loads of discounts and treats at open houses this weekend. Here’s a list:
■ Chevy Chase Business Owners Association. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Shops on Euclid Avenue, South Ashland Avenue, High Street and Chevy Chase Place will have refreshments and deals.
New Editions Gallery, 807 Euclid Avenue, will host a trunk show of Eco Jewels of reclaimed silver, recycled glass, wine and soda bottles and aluminum cans by Lexington artist Jennifer Stephenson McLamb.
Other businesses include: Chevy Chase Hardware, Happy Place, MonTea, Josie’s, Chevy Chase Barber Shop, Worlds Apart, Farmer’s Jewelry, Bourbon n’ Toulouse, Be Medispa, Buddy’s, Cradle Will Rock, Smiley Pete, Mod Boutique, John’s Run Walk Shop, Healthy Foot Store, John’s New Classic, Chevy Barber Shop, Fifth Third Bank, Oram’s Florist and CF Elegance.
Free carriage rides will be offered, weather permitting.
■ Bella Rose, Maxwell and Upper Streets. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. 10 percent off purchases this weekend.
■ Marketplace on Main, 161 North Main Street, Versailles. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. A sampling of the store’s selection of specialty and gourmet foods, discounts and door prizes.
■ Bluegrass Printmakers Co-op, 161 North Mill Street in the ArtsPlace basement. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Prints of all sizes and styles, plus cards and ornaments. Includes collagraphs, etchings and woodprints.
■ Coffee Times Coffee House, 2571 Regency Road. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Free samples of cookies and candy, free coffee and discounts.
Next door, Street Scene will offer discounts all day and host a meet-the-artist showcase from 6 to 8 p.m. featuring locals who make sweaters, skirts, jewelry, lamps, pottery and more using mainly recycled items.
■ Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill Craft Store, 3501 Lexington Road, Harrodsburg. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. 10 percent off regularly priced merchandise, excluding furniture.
■ Botanica, 6327 Old Richmond Road. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Kentucky Proud and Kentucky Crafted items, along with fresh wreaths and garlands. (859) 806-9424.
December 3rd, 2010
Ten Lexington boutiques will join retailers around the world on Friday, Sept. 10 for Fashion’s Night Out (FNO), a day of trunk shows, special sales and extended shopping hours.
Locally owned shops participating in Lexington’s inaugural FNO event are: Bella Rose, 126 West Maxwell Street; Zag’s, 222 South Limestone; The Black Marke, 516 East High Street; Lucia’s World Friendly Market, 523 East High Street; Anne Sawyer Hats, Victorian Square First Floor; Tres Chic Boutique at The Wedding Center, 258 Plaza Drive (off Southland Drive at Regency Road; World’s Apart, Lexington Green; Street Scene, 2575 Regency Road; Suzannah’s Loft, 109 Walton Avenue and Voce, 124 Clay Avenue.
Most shops will offer discounts all day and refreshments beginning at 5 p.m. some will host special trunk shows. Zag’s will exhibit local designers Soreyda Benedit-Begley, Jane Estes and Jordan Keith Cox. Bella Rose’s theme for the Fashion’s Night Out will be Dresses, Denim and Discounts. Check with stores for extended hour times.
The FNO After-Party celebration will be 10 p.m. Friday at Baker’s 360, 201 East Main Street.
The Lexington Fashion Collaborative, a non-profit fashion organization, submitted the application to the FNO team in New York City so that Lexington could be a partof the event.
September 9th, 2010
Bella Rose will host a David Kahn Jeanswear and French Connection trunk shows Thursday through Sept. 11. The show will include 10 percent off featured fashions and W&M Jewelry plus denim giveaways, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Bella Rose is at 126 West Maxwell Street.
September 3rd, 2010
The Specialty Store warehouse sale is 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Oleika Shrine Temple, 326 Southland Drive. Everything will be at least 50 percent off.
The sale will offer clothing and accessories from Worlds Apart, Bella Rose, The Peppermint Palm, AJ’s Casuals, Peggy’s Gifts & Accessories, Cotton Patch, Dragonfly Children’s Clothing, Helen’s Boutique, Embry’s, Polka Dots Boutique & Gifts, and Hopscotch.
August 27th, 2010
Your server: Harriett Hendren
While I grew up in small-town Kentucky I’ve always been fascinated with the cosmopolitan world of high fashion. On the other hand, I love a bargain and the thrill of shopping for just the right piece.
I have a degree in English from the University of Kentucky, and since 2002 I’ve written a column for the Lexington Herald-Leader about shopping, beauty and fashion. During that time I’ve interviewed everyone from designers to boutique owners about trends and style. And I’m still forever searching for the next big sale.