■ Mulberry & Lime, 216 North Limestone, will host an Eyebobs trunk show through Sunday, with fall 2013 readers, sun readers and polarized sunglasses.
Tinder Kraus Tinder opticians will be at the store 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday to help customers choose prescription frames. Pictured above, Eyebobs Bench Mark glasses, $75 at Eyebobs.com.
■ The Christmas in August sale at Ruth Hunt Candy, 213 Walton Avenue, is on through Aug. 12. A large selection of Christmas ornaments, napkins, wreaths, and other items are 50 to 70 percent off. Customers may register to win a basket of Christmas items valued at $150.
■ Linens Limited, 114 Clay Avenue, is having a summer sale with 20 percent off storewide and select reductions 50 percent off, Friday through Aug. 16.
■ Bella Rose, 126 West Maxwell Street, will host a trunk show featuring the fall 2013 collections of Jim Hjelm Occasions and Noir by Lazaro, Thursday through Aug. 17.
Pieces include dresses for bridesmaids and mother of the bride or groom, and styles for other special occasions. New fall styles from Montage, Cameron Blake, Teri Jon and Siri also are in the store. Refreshments, including sweets from Martine’s Pastries, will be served.
■ The Athens Schoolhouse Antiques Show, 6270 Athens Walnut Hill Pike, is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. It’s $2, free for ages 11 and younger. Call (859) 255-7309 or go to Antiqueskentucky.com.
■ Pieratt’s, which sells appliances, televisions, bedding and furniture, will host a Charity Bonanza, Thursday through Aug. 20 in Lexington and Richmond.
Receive a percentage discount on items to match a donation to one of four selected charities, maximum 10 percent for a $10 donation. The event will benefit God’s Pantry Food Bank, the Lexington Humane Society, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Hope for the Warriors.
■ Chico’s stores are collecting jeans for women in need and to raise awareness about domestic violence. During Denim Days, through Aug. 18, Chico’s will accept new and gently worn jeans, offering $20 off any denim purchase with each donation. The jeans will go to the National Network to End Domestic Violence for women in shelters.
August 8th, 2013
Spring trunk shows are under way, with Bella Rose, 126 West Maxwell Street, hosting an event featuring the newest women’s fashions from Shoshanna. Among the offerings are pretty pleated dresses in multicolored peach, smart short and jacket suits, and bright floral prints. Visit the store through Saturday and get 10 percent off all Shoshanna items. One of the fresh looks shown above: peach multi-colored Freyja dress, $395.
March 15th, 2013
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 Gentlemen’s Clothing, 141 East Main Street in Midway, and Crittenden Upstairs, 126 West Maxwell Street above Bella Rose in Lexington, are having an end-of-season sale. Sport jackets, flannel shirts, slacks and more are 40 percent to 50 percent off. Call Crittenden Gentlemen’s Clothing at (859) 846-4228 or Crittenden Upstairs (859) 309-0357.
February 17th, 2012
The Specialty Store Sale Spectacular, a warehouse event featuring at least 50 percent off all merchandise, will be 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Oleika Shrine Temple, 326 Southland Drive. Stores participating in the sale are: AJ’s, Baby Bundles, Bella Rose, Bluetique, Cotton Patch, Embry’s, Peggy’s Gifts & Accessories, The Peppermint Palm, Sugar & Spice and Worlds Apart.
January 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
Silk Dreams, a fashion show of kimonos and kimono-inspired clothing and accessories, is 6 to 8 p.m. April 28 at the Art Museum of the University of Kentucky. Betty Spain, owner of Bella Rose boutique in Lexington will host. Admission is $22, $18 for museum members which includes a reception and admission to the exhibit “Splendid Silk: Japanese Embroidery.” Call (859) 257-8164 or email email@example.com.
Hiroko Tsubamoto’s “Reeds and Sake Urn” on silk fukusa (pictured above) is part of the museum’s “Splendid Silk” exhibit.
April 20th, 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
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.