The Keeneland Gift Shop Summer Marketplace Sale is 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Keeneland Entertainment Center. The sale will offer discounts on accessories, apparel, artwork and more from brands including Peter Millar, Vineyard Vines, Under Armour, Pomegranate and Maker’s Mark. Shoppers can win door prizes and giveaways at the Preview Night 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
July 25th, 2012
The Keeneland Gift Shop Holiday Wonderland event is Wednesday through Sunday at the Keeneland Entertainment Center, 4201 Versailles Road. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; closed Thanksgiving Day.
The event will feature unique gifts and decorations; gourmet items including specialty sauces, condiments, marinades with samplings available; savings on luxury brands including Barbour, Longchamp, Patagonia and Vineyard Vines; free personalization on ornaments and other merchandise purchased during the event; a book signing by Elizabeth Stoll, author of “Lafayette Slept Here”; and a Bluegrass Cooking Clinic by Barbara Harper-Bach.
During the Holiday Wonderland the Keeneland Gift Shop is teaming up with Kentucky Children’s Hospital for its Trim a Tree fund-raiser where shoppers purchase plain ornaments for $5 each. The ornaments are then donated to patients at Kentucky Children’s Hospital who will decorate them and hang them on the hospital’s trees. Proceeds from the ornaments will go to Kentucky Children’s Hospital.
November 21st, 2011
It’s the season for trunk shows in Kentucky, prime time to update a wardrobe or find a style that’s more than just off-the-rack.
At this weekend’s shows, you can meet Kentucky first lady Jane Beshear, launching a Frankfort hat and handbag event, or New York-based milliner Christine A. Moore, who will fit you with one of her own designs.
Start your shopping here:
■ Beshear will be at Nitro of Frankfort at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday to kick off the store’s annual Derby Hat and Handbag Trunk Show. The first lady will choose her favorite hat, which will go on display and which customers can register to win. The drawing will be Friday, May 6.
Donations will be accepted, and a portion of all hat proceeds will go to Horses and Hope, Beshear’s breast cancer awareness initiative for women working in Kentucky’s horse industry.
There will be more than 150 hats on display Tuesday through Derby Day, May 7, at Nitro, 220 West Main Street. Custom hat design also will be available.
■ Manhattan-based milliner Christine A. Moore is at the Keeneland Gift Shop at Keeneland through Sunday with a collection of her spring hats. Moore will help shoppers select the perfect fit and style.
■ Macy’s at Fayette Mall will host a show of slide jewelry pieces from R. Klein’s Ariel Gem Collection from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Pieces are available in a variety of stones and styles, so shoppers can craft their own unique designs. Call (859) 271-7340 for more information.
April 14th, 2011
The Keeneland Gift Shop annual sale is Thursday through Saturday at the Keene Barn and Keeneland Entertainment Center. Merchandise includes items from Longchamp, Barbour and Vineyard Vines and JPK handbags as well as art, tableware and home decor.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday with exclusive specials 5 to 7 p.m. only. Hours on Friday and Saturday are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
March 2nd, 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.