Annual Christmas boutique to take place
The 13th annual Christmas boutique at the Piedmont Club in Darien will feature the vendor Everything is Rosey which was also a pop-up store on the Post Road in Darien this past spring.
This year's boutique will be open on Thursday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a special evening shopping event from 6:30 to 9 p.m.; and Friday, Nov. 11, from
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This will be the 13th year Everything is Rosey will attend the event. The owner, Rosey Costello, will sell monogrammed boots, rain shoes, dresses and new gifts.
Other vendors returning to the event include Jo Malone, with scents for the body and for the home; Asiatique, with shawls, sweaters, jewelry, belts and more; En2Green, with eco-knitted throws made with recycled or organic yarns; Babybox.com, featuring luxury baby gifts, clothes, bedding and more; Oliphant Designs, with handmade baubles; and Carrie Dunham with iPad and computer covers and purses.
There will be a dozen new vendors participating in the 2011 Christmas Boutique which include Elegant Pots & Petals, with lifelike faux orchids and other flowers; Mrs. Monogram, featuring personalized gifts and home accessories; a unique children's gift shop called Hopscotch, Ilyse's Pieces, with handcrafted jewelry, gifts from NYC store Monograms off Madison; antique prints from Lynne T. Ward Antique Prints; handmade headbands from ribbons and trim from Gina Made It; gourmet chocolates from Stanton Sweets, European glass ornaments from Jingle Nog; calendars and planners from Pocket the Date; stationery and personalized paper printed while you shop from Lulu & Merie, and all natural organic spa soaps from Anjolie Ayurveda.
Thursday evening will feature a gift bag for the first 100 shoppers, wine tasting from WinePort of Darien, sweet treats from Sister Sweets, and other bites.
This year's gift bags will include a special fragrance gift from Jo Malone, jewelry, sweet treats, books and other surprises.
Suggested entry donation at the 13th Annual Christmas Boutique is $5 for daytime shopping hours and $10 for the Thursday evening event.
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A percentage of these donations and a percentage of boutique sales will go to the YWCA of Darien/Norwalk to fund its ongoing community programs including YWCA Parent Awareness, a lecture series to educate local parents and scholarships for the YWCA Job Search Support program that helps women learn job skills to gain employment.
The Piedmont Club is located at 152 Hecker Drive, Darien.
The YWCA Darien/Norwalk is a nonprofit organization dedicated to giving women the support and tools they need to transform their lives, be confident in their choices and raise healthy families.
Its national mission, eliminating racism and empowering women, translates locally into a vision to create opportunities for growth, leadership and empowerment for all women and families.
For more information, visit www.ywcadariennorwalk.org or call 203-655-2535.