Correction to This Article
A listing in this article gave the wrong day for an event with Manu designer Manuela Costa. It is today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Periwinkle in Alexandria.

What's in Store

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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Arlington boutique Gossip on 23rd is turning one, and the festivities include beauty giveaways, hourly drawings and discounts of up to 40 percent. Today, noon-5 p.m. 566 23rd St. S., Arlington. 703-920-1498.

When it comes to saving on cold-weather must-haves, sifting through racks in a crowded shop isn't always appealing.

Skip the bricks-and-mortar approach and scope out the

Mint Jodi Arnold online sample sale, where fall duds, such as the Majestic Matrix dress at left, will be marked down 60 percent. Snag a cozy $400 sweater for $160 or a $400-plus frock for $176, all from the comfort of home. Tuesday-Friday.


Inspired by the statement necklaces featured in Shopper? This week, a host of jewelry designers are showcasing their latest creations with free trunk shows:

· Urban Chic manager Catherine Koch introduces her line, Kiki Beach, which is exclusive to Urban Chic stores. Thursday, 5-9 p.m. Urban Chic, 7126 Bethesda Lane, Bethesda. 301-657-0290.

· Meet Manu designer Manuela Costa and check out the line's offerings, crafted from Brazilian semiprecious stones and trinkets from around the world. Thursday, 5-8 p.m. Periwinkle, 1557 Potomac Greens Dr., Alexandria. 703-519-5242.

· Florida-based designer Coralia Leets presents her collection of bold silver and gold pieces set with semiprecious stones. Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Ginger, 7114 Bethesda Lane, Bethesda. 301-664-9242.

· Wrap up the week by perusing Verdura's collection of precious jewelry, including classic pendants, brooches and rings. Friday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Neiman Marcus, 2255 International Dr., McLean. 703-761-1600.

-- Holly E. Thomas

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