So you didn't grow up to be a beautiful duchess after marrying a prince in a fairy-tale wedding. But you can buy a dress much like the one worn by Kate Middleton to announce her engagement to Prince William of Britain.
Issa London, maker of the blue silk dress Middleton wore in her now- famous engagement photos, has collaborated with Banana Republic for a limited-edition capsule collection that debuts in stores and online Aug. 8.
The collection of nearly 40 pieces of apparel and accessories includes a royal blue three-quarter sleeve wrap-style dress that retails for $130. Other pieces include a zebra print kimono-sleeve dress, gold chain necklaces and pebbled leather envelope clutches. Prices range from $39.50 to $150.
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■ The Morris Book Shop will celebrate five years in business from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. Everything in the store will be 20 percent off, Ale-8-One will be served, and Athenian Grill food truck will be on site. Reva Williams will perform at 2 p.m., followed by the Lexingtones Ukulele Group at 4. Morris Book Shop is at 882 East High Street. Morrisbookshop.com.
■ There's some partying going on at Regency Road this weekend.
On Friday, Coffee Times, 2571 Regency Road, celebrates its 30th birthday starting at 7 p.m. with cake, coffee and bubbly, with a pop-up patio where Coralee and the Townies will perform. Merchandise will be 30 percent off all weekend, excluding food and drink.
On Saturday, Street Scene, 2575 Regency Road, next to Coffee Times, will celebrate its sixth anniversary with summer treats and discounts.
■ The Specialty Store Sale is 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 27 at Oleika Shrine Temple, 326 Southland Drive. Participating stores are: Peggy's, Worlds Apart, AJ's Casuals, Bluetique, Peppermint Palm, Blossom, Bella Rose, Baby Bundles, Embry's and Cotton Patch.
■ Lexington interior designer Edward Gage will have a warehouse sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 1586 Delaware Avenue.
■ Not Just Antiques in Danville will host a customer-appreciation cookout and yard sale from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, and dealers throughout the mall will offer discounts. Not Just Antiques is in Greenleaf Centre, 1036 East Lexington Road (Ky. 34). Go to Notjustantiquesindanville for more info.