Macy's, MADE Fashion Week collaborate on collection

| Thursday, March 7, 2013, 8:55 p.m.

Macy's and MADE Fashion Week — an initiative co-founded by Jenne Lombardo, Mazdack and Keith Baptista — are collaborating on an exclusive collection. The MADE line, which launches March 12, will be in the Impulse department in 150 Macy's stores and online. Locally, Macy's in Monroeville, Ross Park and South Hills village will carry the line that will feature 20 to 30 pieces. The line is inspired by cutting-edge street fashion. Prices range from $39 to $139.


Children's consignment sale

The spring Snuggle Bugs Consignment Sale is March 16 to 18 and 21 to 23 with a presale March 15 at the former Value City store, Curry Hollow Road, Pleasant Hills, with more than 100,000 items from clothing to toys to baby equipment. Shopping begins at 10 a.m. March 15 (register online). Other hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 16; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 17; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 18, 21 and 22 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 23. Many items are half-price the final two days.


Fashion show

Guarino Group Productions and Dani's Hair Loft joins Cache and Exhibit D for a night to celebrate strength, safety and style in honor of the Crisis Center North of Pittsburgh on March 13 at the Altar Bar in the Strip District. The Bravery & Beauty Charity Fashion Show will feature spring designs and professional dance performances from the students of Carpelz Center for the Arts. Dani's Hair Loft will provide hair and makeup demonstrations. A VIP reception is at 6:30 for $50. Doors open for general admission at 7 p.m. for $25.


Trunk show

Patricia Boutique on Bigham Street in Mt. Washington is having a spring trunk show from 5 to 9 p.m. March 14. View French fashions and accessories by La Fiancee du Mekong. Reservations recommended.

Details: 412-488-8833

Dress event

Bella Bridesmaid in Bethel Park is hosting a Perfect White Dress Event from noon to 4 p.m. March 10. The shop will donate 10 percent of sales to the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation.

Details: 412-854-4422 or

Women's Day Celebration

On March 9, Ten Thousand Villages Pittsburgh will celebrate international women artisans as well as contributions from local women during an International Women's Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its location on Forbes Avenue in Squirrel Hill. The event is called The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum and includes shea butter hand massages, treats and a storyboard display. From 4 to 8 p.m., a percentage of sales will go to Sojourner House, which provides shelter and support to hundreds of women working to overcome addiction and rebuild their families. This is the first of a series of monthly events aimed at raising Fair Trade awareness. Ten Thousands Villages Pittsburgh is a fair-trade retailer of artisan-crafted home decor, personal accessories and gift items from more than 130 artisan groups in 38 countries.

Details: 412-421-2160 or

— Staff reports

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