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Fashion FYI: Pop-up shop showcases Pittsburgh artisans in Strip District

| Thursday, April 30, 2015, 8:55 p.m.
Moop bags like the Porter tote bag will be featured at the Society for Contemporary Craft's Bespoke, a pop-up shop
Moop bags like the Porter tote bag will be featured at the Society for Contemporary Craft's Bespoke, a pop-up shop

Society for Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman St., Strip District, will present Bespoke, a pop-up shop featuring goods by local makers from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 2. Artisans include repurposed home goods from Bones and All, Moop bags, ceramics by Reiko Yamamoto Studio and jewelry from Studebaker Metals and The Tiny Torch.

Admission is free. Details: 412-261-7003 or

Trunk shows

• Jules, a women's and men's boutique at 4502 Butler St., Lawrenceville, will have a JuJu Vintage clothing & Goods curated trunk show from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 2. There will be a VIP preview party from 5 to 8 p.m. May 1. JuJu designer Leslie McAllister is an Erie native who moved to Pittsburgh last May. Her collection includes items with a flowy, bohemian feel and vintage-inspired apparel and accessories. Details: 412-687-2000 or

• Larrimor's, 249 Fifth Ave., Downtown, will have a Stizzoli trunk show from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 1 and 2. Known for its fine knits manufactured in Italy, the collection includes suits, dresses, skirts, jackets, sweaters and trousers. Meet brand representative Lino Puccio. Details: 412-471-5727 or

• Penelope's, 101 South Pennsylvania Ave., Greensburg, will have a trunk show from noon to 4 p.m. May 2 featuring local jewelry designer DeWanda Zibbet premiering Firefly Facets Swarovski crystal pieces. Details: 724-838-7030

• Saturday Night Salon is a trunk show of On the Rock's Designs handcrafted jewelry from 6 to 10 p.m. May 2 at Salon Christine, 4900 Hatfield St., Lawrenceville. Details: 412-261-0909 or

• Glitter & Grit, a bridal boutique at 5300 Butler St., Lawrenceville, will have an Erin Grey Couture trunk show by appointment May 1 to 3. The line is known for its luxurious imported silks, laces and embellishments. The collection affords brides the opportunity to see how combining different tops and skirts will create different looks. Details: 412-781-2375 or

Hall of Famers

Pittsburgh Fashion Week announced its sixth Hall of Fame class. Inductees are Emilio Cornacchione and Gino Chiodo, co-owners of Izzazu Salon, Spa & Serata; Lisa Wagner-Freeman, fashion consultant and style columnist; James Houk, owner and designer at Jet Street Design; Ahmad Sandidge, owner of Sandidge Photography; and author and fashion blogger Ashley Boynes-Shuck. There also will be an award for exceptional artist given to fashion stylist Nicole Widdowson.

Qualification is based upon their contribution to fashion, style and beauty in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

They will be honored at a luncheon Sept. 27 at the Omni William Penn Hotel, Downtown. Tickets are $70 and will be available July 7.



Soles4Souls, the international social enterprise that collects shoes and distributes them around the globe to people in need, is teaming up with Dick's Sporting Goods to collect gently used athletic shoes through a national shoe-donation campaign. During National Runners Month, from May 1 to 16, customers can donate gently used athletic shoes in a drop box at more than 570 Dick's locations nationwide. For every donated pair, customers will receive $15 off a same-day purchase of new shoes valued at $69.99 or more.


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