Monday, December 1: Come out to the Lexus and Essence magazine Arriving in Style trunk show, a private showing of Kevan Hall’s 2009 spring collection, hosted by Holly Robinson Peete. Proceeds benefit HollyRod4Kids, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for underserved children. The event, held at the Reagan Center, includes a cocktail reception at 7 and a fashion show at 8. RSVP to email@example.com.
Thursday, December 4: From 5 to 8 PM, stop by the men’s clothing store Everard’s West End location for its Holiday Shopping Day Event, where you can shop, drink wine, and snack on hors d’oeuvres. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
From 6 to 9 PM, come out to the Alexandria boutiques Bellacara, Bloomers, Hysteria, and Shoe Hive as they join forces to throw a four-store holiday party. Each shop offers 10 percent off if you spend $75, 15 percent off for $150, 20 percent off for $250, and 25 percent off for $500. Expect beverages, snacks, and giveaways. For more info, call 703-299-9652.
Proper Topper’s Dupont Circle location is holding a trunk show of Tracy Reese’s gorgeous party dresses . From 3 to 8, shop while enjoying complimentary snacks and Champagne.
Friday, December 5: Shop amid holiday carolers, take a horse-and-carriage ride, and sample cider and hot chocolate at stores such as Bella Italia and Le Creuset during the Bethesda Row Open House. Enjoy discounts throughout the Row and then meet Cindy Post, great-granddaughter of etiquette expert Emily Post and a children’s etiquette expert in her own right, as she signs her two gift-worthy children’s books at the Waygoose (4848 Bethesda Ave.) from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.
Friday, December 5, and Saturday, December 6: If diamonds are your best friend, then you might want to come to the Baubles and Bubbles event at Chas. Schwartz & Son in Mazza Gallerie, where $5 million in diamonds (from two to ten carats) will be sold at special event-only pricing; chasschwartz.com.
Saturday, December 6: Kene Kae Jewelry and Skin Beauty Lounge will host its Holiday Sparkle event from 4 to 8 PM at Skin Beauty Lounge (404½ Eighth St., SE). It will feature pampering services, cocktails, and the Kene Kae jewelry collection, fusing metal, stones, and crystals.
Caramel boutique hosts a Faso Jewelry trunk show from 1 to 6 PM. Each piece in the collection is handmade by two local designers using semiprecious stones that are incorporated into sterling-silver and gold-filled chains. Enjoy 20 percent off all Faso pieces and 30 to 50 percent off selected Caramel merchandise.
Jewelry designer Anthony Camargo, half of the founding team behind Anthony Nak, will showcase the brand’s newest jewelry collection at Neiman Marcus in McLean from 11 to 4. Check out the designs at anthonynak.com.