Harriett Hendren: Don't panic; there's still time to complete Derby ensemble

Herald-Leader fashion writerApril 30, 2014 

These candy-colored creations are from Paul's Hatworks. The store is part of the Craft(s) Gallery Trunk show this week in Louisville.

It's not too late to snag cool fashions for this weekend's Kentucky Oaks and Derby.

In Louisville, The Craft(s) Gallery trunk show is 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the lobby Gallery of 21c Museum Hotel, 700 West Main Street.

The event will feature designs by milliners Ann deVuono, Sarah Havens, Jill Henning, Angie Schultz, Joy Scott, Jenny Pfanenstiel, Nina Rosenberg and Paul's Hatworks.

For men, a selection of sport coats by Crittenden and Co. will be offered, along with leather belts and accessories by Jan Strait.

In Lexington, Bella Rose, 126 West Maxwell Street, is getting a new delivery of styles from Shoshanna, the line by Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss.

Also, new shipments of W&M Jewelry and Hats by Jacey have arrived.

More shopping news

■ The Belk spring charity sale is 6 to 10 a.m. Saturday at all Belk stores.

Customers may buy charity sale tickets for $5 at stores. All proceeds from the tickets will go to local nonprofits, and tickets entitle customers to special discounts during the event.

Also, the first 100 customers at each store will receive Belk gift cards and a chance to win one of three $1,000 gift cards to be awarded companywide. Belk locations in Kentucky include Richmond, Ashland, Corbin, Elizabethtown, Middlesboro and Somerset. Learn more at Belk.com.

Shopbop, Vogue and 22 designers, including Isabel Marant, Jenna Lyons, Victoria Beckham, Stella McCartney and Donatella Versace, have joined together to create the limited-edition Born Free collection available exclusively at Shopbop.com.

Items include apparel and accessories for women and children. All profits go to Born Free, an initiative to end mother-to-child HIV transmission by Dec. 31, 2015.

■ Last week I wrote about Gwynnie Bee, the plus-size online retailer where customers rent women's outfits with the option to buy.

For men who prefer to try before they buy, there is the accessories retailer Freshneck.com, which offers hundreds of choices in neckties, bow ties, pocket squares and suspenders.

Brands include Vineyard Vines, Michael Kors, Missoni, Ralph Lauren and Hermès. The site also offers style advice and pairing recommendations.

Membership is $20 to $55 a month. Pick your favorite styles and try them for as long as you'd like. When you're ready for new looks, just return the old ones in a prepaid envelope.

Harriett Hendren: (859) 231-3175. Email: hhendren@herald-leader.com. Twitter: @harrietthendren.

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