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Colorful clothes come to Cottage

The Cottage, a Lexington children's  clothing retailer, is the first store to carry Z2 Wear by designer Johnetta Boone.
This cotton voile Moroccan tunic features a fun floral print with contrasting yellow yoke and bishop sleeves in girls sizes 8 to 16. It's $69.
The Cottage, a Lexington children's clothing retailer, is the first store to carry Z2 Wear by designer Johnetta Boone. This cotton voile Moroccan tunic features a fun floral print with contrasting yellow yoke and bishop sleeves in girls sizes 8 to 16. It's $69.

Hollywood costume designer Johnetta Boone will be at The Cottage, a clothing store for children, from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, to show her Z2 Wear collection of girls' fashions.

Cottage owner Jill Faulconer says the store, at 190 Lexington Green Circle, is the first in the country to carry the line of tunics, dresses and other stylish pieces made of cotton with bright-colored patterns. The collection also is available at Z2wear.com.

Boone, who keeps busy as a costumer for films, was scheduled to be in Lexington earlier this year but was delayed while on set with director Tyler Perry for a yet-to-be-named movie.

Friday's trunk show will feature models showing the line and tips for how to combine pieces to create unique looks for girls sizes 8 to 16. All this weekend, all summer fashions at The Cottage are 50 percent to 60 percent off. Call (859) 273-1552 for more info.

Shopping news

Journey Baptist Fellowship's Fine Arts and Craft Festival is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 3450 Richmond Road. All items are handmade by local artisans, and there will be a café with coffee and desserts and a silent auction.

Howard & Miller in Victorian Square (127 North Broadway) is having a summer sale with 30 percent to 50 percent off select men's clothing and accessories. A few items are marked 70 percent off. Among the traditional brands carried by the store are Southern Tides and Vineyard Vines.

■ Sip lemonade while shopping for bargains during the sidewalk sale July 29 and 30 at the Lansdowne Shoppes on Tates Creek Road. Stores will offer discounts, and LemonAid stands will be set up to raise money for the Salvation Army's services for homeless children and their parents.

■ The annual Tent Sale at The Derby Shoppe and Raggs in Danville is Friday and Saturday in the Chase Bank parking lot next to the stores at 124 and 126 North Third Street in downtown Danville. It's their biggest sale of the year, with all summer items 50 percent to 75 percent off. Call 1-877-236-1211 or go to Derbyshoppeandraggs.com.

Carl Meyers at 111 Clay Avenue will hosts two trunk shows. Designer Hilton Hollis will be at the store from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Hollis' fashions include dressy women's sportswear, jackets and suits. Also this weekend, fall styles by Kenth Andersson, including elegant mother-of-the-bride dresses, will be shown.

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