There's more to Derby accessories than hats and shoes. Jewelry designers offer charming designs of equine-inspired pieces, perfect for the first Saturday in May or all year long.
From Alex and Ani, an expandable bracelet features a charm bearing the official Kentucky Derby 141 logo. It's available in a gold or silver finish at Derbymuseumstore.com for $38.
Wrapped-wire bracelets from Bourbon and Boweties adorned with semiprecious stones have been a big hit throughout the south including Kentucky.
And it's a sure bet the company's limited edition design featuring a Thoroughbred racing coin will be another winner.
It's available for $36 at The Bug's Ear Boutique in Elizabethtown or Thebugsear.com. For a list of stores that carry the brand go to Facebook.com/bourbonandboweties.
More shopping news
■ Two Chicks and Co. Jewelry & Gifts is celebrating 25 years of business in Lexington and Louisville with special events throughout the month.
A visit by Tim Laird of Brown-Forman will kick off the festivities 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the store at 124 Southland Drive. He'll be signing That's Entertaining! and That's Entertaining: Cocktails and Appetizers. Recipes from the books will be served.
Trunk shows this weekend include Fresh Flags & Bluegrass Belle T-shirts and Circle Hill Bangles from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
For more info call (859) 276-0756 or go to Twochicksandcompany.com.
■ L.V. Harkness at 531 West Short Street will host a jewelry trunk show featuring five jewelry makers from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday.
Shop for styles from The Clara Williams Co., Maya J New York, San Francisco-based Sethi Couture Jewelry and Dennis Meade of Lexington.
On that day only, L.V. Harkness will offer a storewide 20 percent discount. Call (859) 225-7474 for more info.
■ Artfully Fabulous, an afternoon of art, live music and wine, is 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Equus Run Vineyards, 1280 Moores Mill Road, Midway.
Vendors will sell jewelry, soaps, prints, monogramming and more. Wine tastings will be available. Admission is free. Go to Facebook.com/artfullyfabulous.
■ The Disney Store at Fayette Mall will celebrate its new look on Saturday with giveaways and more.
Starting at 10 a.m. the first 500 guests will receive a free gift. A meet-and-greet with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will be from noon to 4 p.m. in front of Dillard's.
■ The Derby Shoppe and Raggs in Danville will host a Geiger trunk show 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. The event will feature fall jackets and coats of Austrian boiled wool with a 10 percent discount on orders.
The Derby Shoppe and Raggs are located at 124 and 126 North Third Street in Danville. Call (859) 236-1211 or go to Derbyshoppeandraggs.com.