That New Year's resolution to get fit is the perfect excuse to purchase new workout wear.
The once-staid activewear market now offers a selection of designer styles including Adidas by Stella McCartney. Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci has re-interpreted the company's classic Air Force 1 basketball shoe.
An affordable but stylish option for working out is the Simply Breathe collection from Simply Vera Vera Wang available at Kohl's. Items like the cozy surplice cover-up for layering ($54) and a vibrant blue ruched tank ($30) will look just as good when popping out for a cup of coffee. Go to Kohls.com for more info.
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■ Downton Abbey fans who rejoiced at the return of the hit PBS show on Jan. 4 can outfit their homes and wardrobe with the Downton Abbey collection of merchandise at Bed, Bath & Beyond.
Products inspired by the British drama include art-deco-style jewelry, pillows, aprons and lace table runners.
A set of four tea towels, $30, features quotes from the dowager countess, Violet Crawley, portrayed by Oscar-winning actress Maggie Smith. "I hanker for a simpler world. Is that a crime?" reads one. Shop for the collection at Bedbathandbeyond.com.
■ The Athens Schoolhouse Antiques Show, 6270 Athens-Walnut Hill Pike, is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
At 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Charles Butcher will discuss folk art and primitives. Admission is $2, free for ages 11 and younger. Call (859) 255-7309 or go to Antiqueskentucky.com.
■ Wild Fig Bookstore, a locally owned business at 1439 Leestown Road, was burglarized on Dec. 27. To help the store recover from the break-in, Lexington Diner, owned by Ranada and Karin West-Riley, will donate 15 percent of its sales 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday. The restaurant is located at 124 North Upper Street. For more information check out its Facebook page or go to Lexingtondiner.com.