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Local Shopping & Fashion Events

You'll want to make time for these upcoming events!

Fall Fashion Show at Cross Keys

Stop by The Village of Cross Keys Fall Fashion Show to enjoy in-store events, as well as Fall Fashion Forecasts (mini runways shows) presented by participating vendors (including ChezelleJean PoolJones & JonesOctavia IIThe Pied PiperRuth Shaw, and The Store Ltd).

Proceeds from the event will benefit The House of Ruth Maryland. Representatives from the organization, devoted to preventing violence against women and children, will be at the event to collect donations for its One Great Thing fundraiser at Ruth’s Closet (Thursday, October 23 through Sunday, October 26). (Be sure to check back for more information regarding the fundraiser).

If you would like to donate, bring your pieces (clothing, accessories, etc.) to either Jones & Jones or Ruth Shaw on the day of the event, this Saturday, September 20, from 12 to 4 p.m.

If you can’t make it to the show, or you forget your one great thing, you can still drop off donations at Ruth’s Closet between now and Thursday, October 9.

The BFA Presents Trendsitions: SHOP & Soiree at City-Wide Retailers

The Baltimore Fashion Alliance will put on the first annual Trendsitions event this Saturday, September 20 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. After a day of shopping the city-wide event—featuring in-store parties and discounts at shops in Downtown Baltimore, Federal Hill, Fells Point, Harbor East, and Mount Vernon—continue the fun at the after party!

The Charm City Circulator will provide easy transportation between locations.

Click the event’s Facebook page for a full list or participating retailers, announcements regarding the after part venue, and more.

Hampdenfest Fashion Show

Hampdenfest—the festival known for toilet bowl races, cook-offs, music performances, artists, and local merchants—is debuting a fashion show segment this year. Stop by the Avenue Stage (36th in front of Bank of America) at noon on Saturday, September 20 to see looks from various neighborhood boutiques.

Shop Around Saturdays at Stevenson Village

There’s still time to take advantage of Stevenson Village’s September Saturdays. Drop in this Saturday, September 20, or next Saturday, September 27 (between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.) to receive your very own eco-friendly gift bag, which participating vendors will continue to fill with goodies as you shop throughout the day.

SWS Presents Mini Fall Fashion Show & Mixer at Gallery 788

Baltimore-based fashion blog, Strangers with Style (which recently re-launched), will host its first fashion show at Hampden’s G788 next Wednesday, September 24. In addition to the show (which will feature models decked out in pieces from local boutiques), attendees will enjoy shopping, music (by local musician Al Rogers Jr.), food, and drink.

The event is free to attend, but a $5 donation is encouraged. All donations will benefit the gallery.