The YWCA Darien/Norwalk will be the beneficiary of the 14th annual Christmas Boutique at the Piedmont Club, 152 Hecker Drive, Darien.

The boutique will be open on Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

"The event organizer and YW volunteer committee do a fantastic job of bringing in new giveaways every year that make shopping fun," said Ellen Kirby, executive director of the YWCA Darien/Norwalk. "The YW feels very fortunate to be once again selected by event organizer Rosey Costello to receive a percentage of sales from the boutique."

Thursday evening shopping hours from 6:30 to 9 p.m. will feature a gift bag for the first 100 shoppers, a wine tasting from WinePort of Darien and snacks. This year's bags will include a special fragrance gift from Jo Malone, baubles, treats, great reads and other surprises. There will also be door prizes throughout the evening donated by the vendors.

There will be more than a dozen new vendors participating, which include sleepwear and loungewear for children from Moe's Monkeys; jewelry, watches and scarves that reflect the latest trends from Witchypoo; personalized stationery while you wait by Lulu and Merie; belt buckles for reversible leather belts from Ann Lansing; children's sweaters from Summer Place in Shelter Island, N.Y.; jewelry with semi-precious stones from Pomeline in Greenwich; belts, totes, flip flops and more made in Maine by Belted Cow; children's gifts from Hopscotch; portable wireless speakers in designer colors from Nomad Music; handmade leather goods including fine leather wallets and accessories made in New England by Lotuff Leather; commissioned watercolor portraits of houses by Barbara Bellin; baking mixes for goodies by Inajar; and trays and other houseware gifts from Emby.

Suggested entry donation is $5 for daytime shopping hours and $10 for the Thursday evening event. A percentage of these donations and a percentage of boutique sales will go to the YWCA to fund its ongoing community programs.

For information, visit or call 203-655-2535.

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