Stylebook: adidas T-shirt sales to aid Boston bombing victims


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In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, adidas, the official sponsor of the Boston Athletic Association and the marathon, has released a limited-edition Boston T-shirt.

The short-sleeved tee is dark blue and reads "Boston stands as one" in yellow-and-white lettering. It's $26.20 at www.adidas.com and www.baa.org. All proceeds will go to The One Fund Boston Inc. to support those affected by the attacks.

"We commend Boston -- and all of those associated with the city and the marathon -- for their reaction to this very challenging situation. We applaud them for standing together as one," adidas America president Patrik Nilsson said in a release.

Pittsburgh fashion and beauty front ...

Amber trunk show at Crystal River Gems: Shop unique amber jewelry in a variety of colors by one of Poland's leading amber jewelers. Pieces will feature natural, authentic Baltic amber set in sterling silver.

It's Wednesday through Friday at Crystal River Gems on the lower level of Fifth Avenue Place, Downtown.

United Colors of Benetton BLUE event: The retailer will celebrate all things blue at its latest hue event from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at 5513 Walnut St., Shadyside. Shoppers will be treated to refreshments as they browse the store's latest arrivals.

People also will be invited to share their favorite Benetton colors on Instagram with a photo of themselves wearing them. Include the hashtags #Benetton and #BeYourSelfie for a chance to win a shopping spree. Contest ends April 30. Information: www.benetton.com.

Trunk shows at Larrimor's: For a classic suit for him, try a classic designer -- Hickey Freeman. Check out the elegant looks and soft, superb fabrics that have kept these suits popular for generations. For him and her, there's country casual-yet-chic outfits from British brand Barbour. Both trunk shows are Thursday at One PNC Plaza, Downtown. Information: www.larrimors.com or 412-471-5727.

Lapels in Greensburg marks 10 years: The fine men's clothier will commemorate a decade of service with an open house and four-day anniversary sale. Festivities will kick off 4 to 9 p.m. Friday with an open house with hors d'oeuvres from Rizzo's Malabar Inn. The anniversary sale will continue Saturday, Monday and next Tuesday, offering shoppers the chance to register to win a luxurious Tommy Bahama gift basket when they make a purchase.

The store at 106 S. Pennsylvania Ave. carries apparel by Tommy Bahama, Bugatchi Uomo, Bills Khakis, Jack Victor and more. Information: www.lapelsmensstore.com or 724-853-7145.

Rock It consignment sale in Canonsburg: Stock up on styles for spring at the Rock It consignment sale, which offers new and gently used clothes, shoes and accessories for girls, juniors and women at discounted prices.

It's 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Iceoplex at Southpointe. After 5 p.m. Saturday, many items will be 50 percent off. Information: www.shoprockit.com.

Friends of Forbes Hospice fashion show: Support the Friends of Forbes Hospice at a fashion show and luncheon Saturday at the Monroeville Convention Center. It will spotlight fashions from Stein Mart and include a silent auction and raffles. Bill Cardille will serve as master of ceremonies.

Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Tickets are $38 at 412-578-6830. Information: friendsofforbeshospice.org.

Also in the news ...

Zoya launches nail polish exchange program: Time for spring cleaning your nail polish collection? Zoya wants to help with its nail polish exchange program in honor of Earth Day. Through Friday, people are invited to rid their medicine cabinets of nail polishes that aren't "Big 5 Free" (polishes that contain potentially harmful ingredients formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl, toluene and camphor). In exchange, Zoya will safely dispose of the old polishes, and people can pick out an equivalent number of select Zoya nail polishes to order at a fraction of their original prices. Zoya's polishes are vegan friendly and "Big 5 Free." Information: www.zoya.com.

Fashion leaders named to Time "influential people" list: It's here -- Time magazine's annual "100 Most Influential People in the World" roundup. Fashion powerhouses had a presence on the list, including Michael Kors and J. Crew's Jenna Lyons. Designer Zac Posen described Mr. Kors in his writeup as "larger than life" and "a ball of energy." Designer Prabal Gurung hailed Ms. Lyons in his writeup for her kindness and commitment to people and her brand.

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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 sbauknecht@post-gazette.com. First Published April 23, 2013 4:00 AM


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