■ At the final Worlds Apart Warehouse Sale you can buy clothing and accessories by the pound. Grab what you want — dresses, shoes, tops — and it’s $10 per pound. The sale is going on through Saturday at The Mall at Lexington Green, 161 Lexington Green Circle.
■ Suff’s Furniture — at 205 Bryant Road in Nicholasville in front of Sam’s Club — will host a Stickley Truckload Sale on Friday and Saturday. Discounts on a variety of pieces will be available.
■ 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. Admission is $2, free for ages 11 and younger.
Call (859) 255-7309 or go to Antiqueskentucky.com.
■ Cupid’s Mad Dash Valentine’s Day Sale is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel-Cincinnati Blue Ash in Cincinnati. Vendors and artists will offer jewelry, purses, crafts and more. Admission and parking are free.
■ Now through March 3, teens may enter to win an ultimate prom package from David’s Bridal by submitting a prom style tip on YouTube. Ten finalists each will win a dress and accessories, tuxedo rental for their date and $250 for hair, nails and makeup. One winner will get $10,000. Upload your video and then go to Davidsprom.com for more info.
February 8th, 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
It’s grand-opening week for Bluetique, a women’s clothing and accessory store near the University of Kentucky campus.
The store — at 235 Woodland Avenue, in the former Helen’s Boutique and General Eccentric space — is offering camis for $9.99 and leggings for $12.99 during its first week. I popped in Wednesday evening for a special reception at the store and it looked great — lots of fun affordable jewelry and clothing assembled by Elizabeth Shipley of Worlds Apart who has a great eye for what’s stylish right now. And “affordable” is key at this boutique which is sure to lure UK students, or anyone for that matter, looking for bargains but clothes and accessories that still look great.
Store hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Call (859) 309-1310.
February 11th, 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
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
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
The Chevy Chase Merchants Association will host a block party Saturday. The 800 block of Euclid Avenue, between South Ashland Avenue and High Street, will be closed from 3 to 9 p.m. for the celebration, which will feature food, sales and music.
Mod Boutique, Worlds Apart and John’s Run Walk Shop will have sidewalk sales on South Ashland and on High.
Food and drink specials will include a Bourbon n’ Toulouse shrimp boil, super Southern fruit tea from MonTea, homemade ice cream from The Dish and Kentucky Ale at The Beer Trappe.
Other activities will include live music from The Tall Boys and Matt Duncan, free raffle drawings featuring gifts from local merchants, and children’s activities.
August 20th, 2010
The Worlds Apart warehouse sale that began on the Fourth of July weekend has been extended through the end of the month. Shop for bargains on clothing and accessories at the former Disc Jockey location in The Mall at Lexington Green from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
July 23rd, 2010
This year’s Worlds Apart Fourth of July warehouse sale will be at a new location: at The Mall at Lexington Green in the former Disc Jockey store, next to Whole Foods. Sale hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 2 through July 4.
The Worlds Apart outlet store on Winchester Road is closing, so this is a great chance to find big discounts on new styles including plus sizes, boutique overstocks, gifts and decor. Prices start at $1, and most merchandise will be less than $39.
June 24th, 2010
At Worlds Apart, spring clothing and accessories are arriving daily. Through Feb. 20, shoppers can save 25 percent off one item. Shops are at Lexington Green or 850 East High Street.
February 5th, 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.