Stylebook: Ambiance Boutique now in Squirrel Hill


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Calling all consignment shoppers! Ambiance Boutique, a carrier of consigned designer clothes, accessories and home goods, has a new location in store for its shoppers.

This week, the boutique will open at 1722 Murray Ave., Squirrel Hill. It closed last week in Regent Square, but its other store in Oakmont will continue to serve customers.

Ambiance is a subsidiary of Bethlehem Haven, a nonprofit supporting homeless women. Boutique sales assist with the organization's outreach.

Visit www.ambianceboutique.org or Ambiance Boutique on Facebook for updates on shop news and hours.

Tasteful Tuesdays at The Mall at Robinson: The latest installment of the monthly music and food series returns to the mall food court. From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., treat your ears to live music and your taste buds to samplings.

Information: www.shoprobinsonmall.com.

Dress for Success Pittsburgh clothing drop-off hours: Starting this month, the organization will accept drop-off donations of work-appropriate women's attire from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, as well as from 9 a.m. to noon on the third Saturday of the month.

Dress for Success Pittsburgh is on the fifth floor of the Warner Center, 332 Fifth Ave., Downtown. Information: www.dressforsuccess.org or 412-201-4204.

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Nordstrom to incorporate Pinterest into store displays: Ever been shopping and wished you had the advice of a best friend on hand? How about the feedback from fashionistas from across cyberspace? Nordstrom is experimenting with its take on this by tagging store merchandise that receives the most pins on the social media site with a red "P" sign, so shoppers can see which items are getting the most attention online.

"It's our fastest growing social channel, so we wanted to integrate the feedback that we're getting from our Pinterest community," Nordstrom corporate affairs representative Colin Johnson told the Huffington Post.

The strategy is being tested in select stores.

Rent the Runway acquires Go Try It On app: RTR, the website that allows people to rent designer gowns and accessories for a fraction of their retail prices, has acquired Go Try It On, an app that invites users to share photos of themselves for others' input on their outfits. As part of the deal, the app's founder, Marissa Evans, will join the RTR team as head of radical innovation.

Missing Missoni family airplane found: The airplane carrying Italian fashion house leader Vittorio Missoni, his wife and a handful of others was found north of the Los Roques Archipelago in the Caribbean near Venezuela.

The plane went missing in January after it lost contact on a brief flight from Los Roques to the international airport near Caracas. A spokeswoman for the family said there was no further information about the whereabouts of the passengers, according to The New York Times.

Streaker dashes across the runway at Dolce & Gabbana: The design duo of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana just can't seem to catch a break lately. First came the news last month that the pair was found guilty of tax evasion and sentenced to one year and eight months in prison. The latest blow: a nude man, wearing only red sneakers, running across the runway of its spring 2014 menswear show.

His identity and motive are still unknown, although Fashionista.com has tracked him to the German men's fashion blog Dandy Diary.

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For more from PG fashion writer Sara Bauknecht, check out the PG's Stylebook blog at www.post-gazette.com/stylebook. Follow her on Twitter @SaraB_PG. To have a fashion or style event considered for Stylebook, send listing to sbauknecht@post-gazette.com. First Published July 2, 2013 4:00 AM


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