One of the best ways to check out a label's newest collection without leaving Lexington is by attending a trunk show.
Spring and fall are peak seasons for stores to introduce the season's styles and accessories. This week trunk shows around town will feature dresses, hats, swimwear and more.
■ Cotton Patch in the Lansdowne Shoppes on Tates Creek Road will show pieces from Jude Connally on Friday and Saturday. The label is known for its easy-to-wear, stylish dresses featuring fun, bright prints. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
■ At Carl Meyers, 111 Clay Avenue, styles by Kenth Andersson have been a hit for more than 10 years. Stop by the store Friday and Saturday to see spring lines for mother of the bride and special occasions including Derby.
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■ Bella Rose, 126 West Maxwell, will spotlight the spring Shoshanna collection from Thursday through March 17. The collection includes tops and dresses as well as swimwear. Shoppers get 10 percent off Shoshanna purchases during the trunk show.
Also at Bella Rose, meet designer Britni Knable of Hats by Headcandi and select details for your custom Oaks or Derby hat. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
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■ Shop at Lucia's World Friendly Boutique at 523 East High Street on Saturday, and a portion of the day's sales will go to Whole Planet Foundation, a non-profit arm of Whole Foods Market that assists small-business people around the world.
The day, part of the store's Shop Fair on Second Saturday event, also will include samples of cheese and fair trade chocolate and wine.
■ Lexington-based Henry Brown Bags is offering specials this month. "Like" Henry Brown Bags on Facebook during March for a chance to win one of four Charlie corduroy bucket totes. In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, shoppers get a 17 percent discount on any green bag purchased Monday through March 18. And March 19 through 31, shipping is $5 on any bag. Go to Henrybrownbags.com.