Stylebook: H&M store to open at Monroeville Mall

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Fast fashion fans soon will have yet another place to turn for top trends at affordable prices. Swedish retail chain Hennes & Mauritz, more commonly known as H&M, will open at Monroeville Mall at noon Thursday.

The approximately 20,000-square-foot store will carry apparel and accessories for women and men, as well as lingerie, maternity clothes and a children's collection for newborns to early teens. People also will be able to shop the brand's plus-size line.

To commemorate the opening, the store will give the first 100 shoppers in line an H&M T-shirt and an "access to fashion" pass that could be worth anywhere from $10 to $300.

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Women's trunk shows at Larrimor's, Downtown: Starting Thursday, browse Autumn Cashmere's collection of contemporary knitwear, featuring innovative cashmere blends, cotton sweaters and accessories, and handbags by M Z Wallace. Both trunk shows run through Saturday.

On Monday, the store will welcome the Escada Fall Caravan (through Sept. 21). Pieces include sophisticated-yet-modern knits in eye-catching colors and patterns. Information: or 412-471-5727.

10th annual Pittsburgh Fashion Story benefit: Support Partners for Quality, a nonprofit that assists adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will sponsor a fashion show and cocktail party Friday at Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University.

The night will open at 6:30 p.m. with a VIP hour. The main event will spotlight fashions from local boutiques, including Eons, Glitter & Grit, Kristi Boutique, Charles Spiegel for Men and e.b. Pepper. Admission is $200 in advance for VIP access (includes pre-party admission and reserved seating) and $100 in advance for general admission (covers hors d'oeuvres and open bar). 412-390-3808 or No tickets will be available at the door.

ANYI LU trunk show at Nordstrom, Ross Park Mall: Discover the latest in "comfort couture" footwear for women 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, when the fall/winter collection will be featured. The line of boots, shooties, pumps and lace-ups in leathers and suedes is handmade in Italy by Tuscan artists. Information:

Model search for annual American Girl fashion show: The Junior League of Pittsburgh is seeking girls size 6x or 10 to model looks inspired by clothes from American Girl's historical and "Dress Like Your Doll" collections and Bitty Baby line at its annual fashion show Nov. 16-17 at the Montour Heights Country Club.

Those interested should complete an application at and bring it to the search, along with a close-up and full-length photo of the child. Include the child's name and parental contact information on the back of the photos.

The next search is noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Green Tree Library. The model application fee is $30 for those selected to participate in the show.

Kathy Kane Collections presents fashion, fine and estate jewelry: Spice up your wardrobe with sparkle from some of fashion's leading jewelry lines, such as Blue Burma and Alex Soldier, part of a trunk show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Saturday at Izzazu salon, Downtown.

To learn more or to book an appointment to see the collections, call 412-999-6501.


For more from PG fashion writer Sara Bauknecht, check out the PG's Stylebook blog at Follow her on Twitter @SaraB_PG. To have a fashion or style event considered for Stylebook, send listing to


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