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Shopping and Fashion Events for the Week of November 12

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

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A DKNY representative will be in the Chevy Chase Bloomingdale’s shoe department to assist customers with DKNY shoe purchases. There will also be a DJ and cocktails.

5300 Western Ave., Chevy Chase
Tuesday, November 13, noon to 3

Meet R. Nichols when he presents his stationery at Après Peau. RSVP by calling 202-783-0022 or e-mailing

Après Peau
1430 K St., NW
Wednesday, November 14, 6 to 8

More anniversary trunk shows this week at Neiman Marcus, including Buccellati, Gioia, and Slane & Slane. The full schedule is here.

Neiman Marcus Tysons Galleria
2255 International Dr., McLean
November 14 through 17

DC-based DeNada is having a trunk show at Nido. See the winter collection and receive 15 percent off scarves and handbags. Enjoy Champagne and hors d’oeuvres all night and an open bar from 5 to 7. RSVP to before Wednesday, November 14.

1425 Wisconsin Ave., NW
Thursday, November 15, 5 to 9

MidCity’s 3rd Thursday Shopper Social is this week. Take advantage of sales and happy hours at participating businesses in DC’s 14th-and-U area. For more information and a list of participating vendors, check out the events calendar at

3rd Thursday Shopper Social
14th and U sts,. NW
Thursday, November 15, 5 to 8

Unsung Designers’
farewell sale is November 15 through 18 from noon to 6. Its Last Hurrah party is Thursday, November 15, from 6 to 9.

Unsung Designers
2412 18th St., NW (in the alley)
November 15 through 18, noon to 6
Last Hurrah Party
November 15, 6 to 9

Donate a slightly used coat to Bread for the City at the Chevy Chase Bloomingdale’s and receive 10 percent off a regular-price women’s coat. Or bring a pair of gently worn, clean jeans to Martha’s Table and get 15 percent off in the store’s Y.E.S. department. Also this week, meet and shop with designer Kay Unger, cofounder and head designer of Kay Unger New York.

5300 Western Ave., Chevy Chase
Cool Coats, Warm Hearts
November 15 through 18
It’s All in the Jeans
November 16 through 18
Meet Kay Unger
Thursday, November 15, noon to 4

Cusp will be serving hot cocoa, apple cider, cookies and other holiday treats this Friday at their holiday party. Then on Saturday, Cusp is having another party, complete with in-store DJs to enhance your shopping experience.

3030 M St., NW
1961 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean
Holiday Party, Friday, November 16
Georgetown, 1 to 4
Cusp Tysons Corner, 3 to 6
All locations, Saturday, November 16

View Carolina Herrera's Spring 2008 collection at Saks Fifth Avenue's trunk show this Thursday and Friday. On Saturday, St. Jude's Hospital and Saks are sponsoring an event where dancers from the Nutcracker will be reading the winter story Snowpeople.  Donations will be gladly accepted and all proceeds benefit St. Jude's Hospital.

Saks Fifth Avenue
5555 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase
Carolina Herrera Truck Show, Thursday and Friday, November 15 and 16
St. Jude's Event, Saturday, November 17, 11 to 1

The Nordstrom's in Pentagon city is hosting a fragrance event.  Representatives will be available to to assist customers in finding a complimentary scent.  Tickets to the event are $10.

1400 S. Hayes St., Pentagon City
Saturday, November 18, 8 to 10:30

Buy any Chantelle bra at Coup de Foudre Lingerie before November 30, and 2 percent of the sale will be donated to Dress for Success, a nonprofit that provides professional attire to disadvantaged women.

Coup de Foudre Lingerie
1001 Pennsylvania Ave., NW

Donna M. McCullough’s dresses made of metal, Jody Mussoff colored-pencil drawings, and Joyce Zipperer’s oversize fashion-accessory sculptures will be on display at Bethesda’s Gallery Neptune until December 1. Titled “The Brand New Talk Collection,” the show is open Wednesday through Saturday noon to 7 or by appointment.

Gallery Neptune
901 Cordell Ave., Bethesda