What's in Store - This Week's Sales and Fashion Events

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Sunday, December 7, 2008

Listopad Vintage has collaborated with Silver Spring artist Renee Glazer for a limited-edition collection of vintage clothing hand-printed with original designs. The partnership launches with a party featuring DJ Jerome Baker III at Napoleon Bistro and Lounge. Wednesday, 6-9 p.m. 1847 Columbia Rd. NW. 202-299-9630. Free.

Imagine boutique will showcase flirty, feminine cocktail dresses from Trina Turk's holiday collection. Shoppers get one of the designer's silk scarves with any purchase from the line. Thursday-Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 208 Boardwalk Pl., Gaithersburg. 301-527-1694.

Support local artists at Off the Walls, the Corcoran College of Art and Design's annual art sale, where students, alumni, faculty and staff will sell fine arts, jewelry and ceramics. Thursday, 5-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. For details, visit http://www.corcoran.org/holidays or call 202-639-1801.

Design glossy (and all-around stylish-living guide) Domino is celebrating its new book, "Domino: The Book of Decorating," with a signing by the co-author, Domino style director Dara Caponigro. Guests can snag a gift with purchase, and the first 50 guests receive a free autographed book. Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, 1526 14th St. NW. Thursday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. RSVP to 202-332-3433 or rsvpgdc@mgbwhome.com.

In a nod to the exhibition "Richard Avedon: Portraits of Power," Washington Post fashion scribe Robin Givhan will discuss the concepts of power and identity as they are conveyed through fashion. The Pulitzer Prize winner will talk about how fashion is used to communicate, enhance and occasionally conceal our identities. Thursday at 7 p.m. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. 202-639-1700. $22.

Ready for summer already? Ignore the cold and focus on the sand and sun at SyLene, where the French brand Eres will present its 2009 swimwear and lingerie collections with a trunk show and informal modeling. Warm up at a cappuccino bar, then enter to win an Eres swimsuit. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. 4407 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-654-4200. Free.

-- Holly E. Thomas and Michelle Thomas


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