Fashion Agenda: Shopping Parties for Men, Sassanova’s 12 Days of Savings

Your guide to this week’s best shopping events.

By: Michelle Thomas

Sassanova’s 12 Days of Savings
We’re midway through the shoe store’s big seasonal sale, during which shoppers can snag a hefty 40 percent discount on each day’s designated category. This week, in order, save on denim, necklaces, hats and scarves, hosiery, kids items, dresses, and handbags. (Next week, finish things out with markdowns on earrings and then, on Christmas Eve, the entire store.) Today through December 24. Sassanova, 7134 Bethesda Lane, Bethesda; and 805 Aliceanna St., Baltimore. Details here.

Men’s Shopping Nights at the Shoe Hive & Hysteria
Neighboring boutiques Shoe Hive and Hysteria each host men’s nights this week. On Tuesday, fill out a wish list for your guy, then send him to the Shoe Hive for beer, bourbon, brats, and cigars (plus gift shopping, of course). On Thursday, Hysteria gets in on the game with a guy’s night that involves discounts, free gift wrapping, food from Old Town restaurant Virtue, beer, wine, bourbon, and hot cocoa. Tuesday 6 to 9 at the Shoe Hive, 127 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria. Thursday 6 to 9 PM at Hysteria, 125 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria.

National Museum of Women in the Arts Holiday Market
The museum brings in five female vendors to sell their art, jewelry, textiles, home decor, and accessories at this holiday trunk show. Among the artists, check out the retro-inspired accessories of Keihley Pierce’s Bad Girl Art, the lush floral photography of Diane Ginsburg’s DWG Botanicals, and the colorful threaded necklaces of Fibrations. Wednesday through Friday, 10 AM to 5 PM. National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave.

Mann Taylor Shopping Night
More for men: Workwear fave Ann Taylor hosts another men’s shopping night, during which stylists will help guys select gifts for the ladies in their lives (make a wishlist here to make things ridiculously easy on him). To sweeten the deal, dudes get a pocket square along with their gifting purchase, plus the chance to win a trip for two to Las Vegas. There’ll be drinks, too. Thursday, 6 to 8 PM. All Ann Taylor stores; to find a store, check the website.

Arlington Etsy Pop-Up
Three locally based Etsy vendors peddle their handmade wares in person in Arlington this week. Shop the reworked-vintage accessories of Square Peg Meg, the homemade play-dough and knits of Gifts 2 Go Go, and the whimsical jewelry and home goods of On a Whim Boutique. Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM. Barcroft Community House, 800 S. Buchanan St., Arlington.