Along with the usual milk and bread, you might want to add a Derby hat to your grocery list this spring.
At Kroger Marketplaces and a few other Kroger stores in Kentucky you’ll find women’s fashion hats, just in time for Keeneland and Derby. It’s the second year the grocery store chain has offered a collection of women’s hats and fascinators.
Kroger worked with buyers at its Fred Meyer stores on the West Coast to assemble the collection from August Hats.
“We’re having a lot of fun with these hats,” said Janet Cundiff, Marketplace category manager for Kroger. Prices start at just $19.99 for untrimmed styles, to which you can add personal accents. “It’s perfect, even if it’s not the right color you can add a little embellishment,” she said.
Colors range from basic black and white to light and hot pink, perfect for Kentucky Oaks Day at Churchill Downs where pink is the signature color. Fascinators are $24.99 and trimmed hats are $34.99.
In Central Kentucky, you’ll find the hats in Lexington at the Euclid Avenue Kroger and Marketplace locations on Tates Creek Road, Richmond Road and Beaumont Centre, and at Marketplaces in Versailles, Georgetown and Richmond.
More shopping news
Bayer Properties has announced that the online men’s retailer Bonobos will open its first Guideshop in Kentucky at The Summit at Fritz Farm. Bonobos, which launched online in 2007, has opened a select number of e-commerce stores, called Guideshops, where customers may meet with the staff, try on clothing and have purchases delivered to their door.
The Summit, a mixed-use development including retail stores, restaurants and a boutique hotel, is scheduled to open at Nicholasville Road and Man o’ War Boulevard in next March. Other businesses will include Shake Shack, Cos Bar, Brooks Brothers, Whole Food Market and Pottery Barn.
Laura Kirkpatrick former contestant on America’s Next Top Model and Miss Kentucky Clark Davis will host Laura’s Angels Charity Show. The fashion show will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Downtown Arts Center, 141 East Main Street. The event is a fundraiser for the Beautiful Minds Dyslexic Charity, The Hope Center and the Kentucky Regional Humane Society. Tickets are $20. Donations will be accepted at the door.
The Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs in Louisville will host the Big Brims and Fancy Trims Derby Hat Sample Sale from 5 to 7 p.m. April 7. More than 200 hats will be available. All hats will be $75 or less; most will be $30. Admission is $10 and includes two complimentary glasses of wine, live music, local vendors, hors d’oeuvres and cash bar, hat contest and door prizes. Go to Derbymuseum.org for more info.
A Wacoal Fit for the Cure event is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at Macy’s at Fayette Mall. Shoppers will receive a complimentary bra fitting. For every participant, Wacoal will donate $2 to Susan G. Komen for breast cancer research and community health programs. An additional $2 will be donated for every Wacoal bra, shapewear piece or b.tempt’d bra purchased at the event. Call 859-272-2207 for more information.
The You-neeks Beaded Creations Spring Show is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at The Shops at Lexington Center, 410 West Vine Street, in the Berea Room on Level 1 next to the Food Court. Admission is free.