Flowers aren't all that's popping up around Pittsburgh this spring. New fashion and beauty-centric stores are cropping up at local malls.
Last week, Ross Park Mall welcomed LUSH, a "cosmetic deli" for fresh handmade skin and hair products. The store is known for its ethically focused cosmetics loaded with natural ingredients, such as its solid shampoo and conditioner bars. Its interactive layout invites people to choose items from creative displays, including the pic'n'mix skin care cleansing bar or fresh face masks stored on ice.
At South Hills Village, infusing your wardrobe with festive spring and summer prints just got a bit easier, thanks to the arrival of the Vera Bradley store. Check it out on the mall's lower level for the label's signature colorful patterned accessories and handbags.
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Dress for Success Pittsburgh Fill A Bag sale: Stock up on style while supporting women in need of work clothing, at the quarterly Dress for Success Pittsburgh Fill a Bag sale. For $20, shoppers receive a bag to fill with new and gently worn designer women's clothes, shoes and accessories in a range of sizes. (A few items are priced separately.)
It runs through Wednesday on the fifth floor of the Warner Center, 332 Fifth Ave., Downtown. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information: 412-201-4204.
Pittsburgh Fashion Week volunteer meet-and-greet: Interested in volunteering at the fourth annual Pittsburgh Fashion Week on Sept. 23-29? Organizers will hold informational meet-and-greets at 5 and 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Downtown. RSVP at email@example.com and include which meeting you plan to attend in the email subject line.
Trunk shows for him and her at Larrimor's: Sharpen his and her style with classic denim pieces from J Brand and bags, belts and other leather accessories from Will Leather Goods from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at One PNC Plaza, Downtown. Artisan beers and cocktails will be served. Information: www.larrimors.com or 412-471-5727.
NCJW Mini Designer Days return: No need to wait until fall to grab a bargain at the annual Designer Days event organized by the National Council of Jewish Women, Pittsburgh section. This weekend, the group will hold a series of Mini Designer Days offering a selection of designer apparel, shoes and accessories for the whole family at a fraction of their retail prices. It's free and open to the public noon to 4 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Home Consignments, 1913 Monongahela Ave., Swissvale. Information: www.ncjwpgh.org.
American Cancer Society fashion show and luncheon: The Four Corners Area American Cancer Society will hold a benefit luncheon and fashion show Saturday at the Clarion Hotel on Tarentum Bridge Road, New Kensington. Lunch will be served at noon, with the fashion show following. Arrive at 10:30 a.m. to browse the auction items or buy baked goods. Tickets are $30 for gold access or $25 for regular seating at 724-224-2807. Reservation deadline is today.
Oakley trunk show at Eyepolis: Set your sights on summer at a trunk show featuring Oakley sun and eyeglasses. The event also will include live music and giveaways. Stop by Eyepolis at the Waterfront 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Information: www.eyepolis.com or 412-464-2020.
Century III Mall Rock Your Prom Contest! seeking nominations: Win a special prize for your school's big night in the annual Century III Mall Rock Your Prom! contest. Nominations will be accepted through Monday. Visit www.facebook.com/shopcentury for details.
For more from PG fashion writer Sara Bauknecht, check out the Post-Gazette's Stylebook blog at www.post-gazette.com/stylebook. To have a fashion or style event considered for Stylebook, send listing to firstname.lastname@example.org. First Published April 16, 2013 4:00 AM