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Shopping and Fashion Events for the Week of October 16

Here's our weekly roundup of everything from local trunk shows to sales to fashion and shopping events.

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Kate Spade and KORS Michael Kors Shoe Event

Head to the new Bloomingdale’s in Chevy Chase for a shoe event with representatives from the Kate Spade and KORS Michael Kors lines. They’ll be showing off their new fall fashions—plus there’ll be a foot reflexologist and a DJ spinning tunes as you browse.

Bloomingdale’s, 5300 Western Ave., Chevy Chase

Tuesday, October 16, 1 to 4 PM

Third Thursdays on U Street

The third Thursday of every month, MidCityLive! puts on a Thursday Shopper Social in the retail area around 14th and U streets, Northwest. Boutiques and other stores offer discounts, socializing, snacks, and drinks from 5 to 8 PM.

Handbag Trunk Show at Caramel

Check out the handbag trunk show at Caramel by As If Bags. A portion of profits will be donated to organizations that promote the understanding and acceptance of those with Asperger’s Syndrome.
Caramel, 1603 U St., NW

Thursday, October 18, 5 to 9 PM

Breast-Cancer Charity Event at Betsey Johnson

A raffle on a T-shirt signed by Betsey Johnson herself plus sales on clothing make up this event where 20 percent of proceeds will go to breast-cancer charities.

Betsey Johnson, 1319 Wisconsin Ave., NW

Thursday, October 18, 4 to 7 PM

Trunk Show at Queen Bee Designs

Browse the latest collection from popular local jewelry designer Queen Bee Designs at this weekend’s fall show. All jewelry and accessories from Allison Brooks’s line will be offered at below-wholesale prices, starting at 50 percent off Web and retail. New accessories—including handbags, leather goods, and shawls—will make their debut, and Champagne and hors d’oeuvres will be served. 

Queen Bee’s studio, 1410 Cool Spring Dr., Alexandria

Saturday and Sunday, October 20 and 21, 10 AM to 5 PM

STYLEistics, Fall 2007

It’s time for another local designer showcase, hosted by the Brightest Young Things folks. On Saturday, October 20, at the Rock and Roll Hotel (1353 H St., NE), lots of local designers will be out showing their wares from 7 to 10 PM. There will also be free Champagne for part of the evening, giveaways, and plenty of DJ sets to get you dancing as well as appreciating local designers and fashionistas. Free before 10 PM, $10 after.
Rock and Roll Hotel, 1353 H St., NE
Saturday, October 21, 7 to 10 PM

Denim Discounts at Wink

Purchase any sweater at Wink and save 30 percent on all denim purchases in October.

Wink, 3109 M St., NW

Amsale Bridal Trunk Show

For brides out there, wedding-gown designer Amsale is doing a trunk show at Hitched in Georgetown.

Hitched, 1523 Wisconsin Ave., NW

Friday and Saturday, October 26 and 27

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