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Sunday, November 16, 2008

CVS is launching an in-store specialty beauty boutique with a week of free makeup demonstrations, nail polish changes, mini facials and more. The Beauty 360 concept store in Dupont Circle is the first in the country, with products from the likes of Laura Geller, ModelCo and Freeze 24/7. Through Saturday. 1350 Connecticut Ave. 202-331-1725. Visit http://www.beauty360.com for details.

Neiman Marcus is showcasing more than 500 evening gowns from such designers as Monique Lhuillier, Carolina Herrera and Reem Acra, just in time for the holiday and inauguration seasons. Staff from the couture and evening department will be on hand to assist with fittings, special orders and styling. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-966-9700. Free.

Enjoy champagne and cupcakes during the annual holiday shopping event hosted by the Network of Entrepreneurial Women, a D.C.-based organization that supports women-owned businesses. You'll find beauty products from Alchimie Forever and fashionable goodies from SimplySoles, Sisters3, Treat and other vendors. Wednesday, 5-8 p.m. SimplySoles, 1438 Park Rd. NW. Free. For details, visit http://www.new-women.org.

Current Boutique has teamed with the Little Black Dress Club, a women's social group, to start the holiday season with a shopping and socializing event. Don your favorite LBD and take notes as fashion consultant Cathy Philips offers tips on accessorizing your frock and preparing for holiday parties. Shoppers can take a 10 percent discount on Current purchases. Thursday, 8-10 p.m. 2529 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-528-3079. Free.

Dupont Circle boutique Betsy Fisher is celebrating its 20th anniversary Thursday through Nov. 23. Each day, designer David Farher and representatives from Farylrobin and Rudsak will present new collections. The event kicks off Thursday with a light lunch at noon and cocktails at 5 p.m. 1224 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-785-1975. Free.

Proper Topper is hosting milliner Christine A. Moore for a trunk show and personal appearance. Moore's collection includes daring statement hats, cozy cloches like the one below and flirty cocktail hats. Indulge in champagne and festive treats while Moore uses color cards and swatches to design custom pieces. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. 3213 P St. NW. 202-333-6200. Free.

Through November, Hoopla Eco Boutique is rewarding every $100 spent with a $20 gift card to use (or give to an eco-conscious pal) in December. 2314 18th St. NW. 202-797-0730.

-- Holly E. Thomas


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