with a cult following in birmingham, swank boutique has expanded its horizons and opened up in the shops around lenox.
über-hip shop proprietress (and former saks buyer) emily dees boulden has gained a fashion forward-seeking set of fans for bringing hard-to-find-when-you're-not-in-L.A.-or-NYC-designer fashions to the south, and we're thrilled she chose ATL for her second shop. the shop's sleek white interior is accented with artistic bursts of green, modern crystal chandeliers and mirrors, mirrors, mirrors. the reflective touches set the tone for the racks and racks of hot fashion labels, many of which cannot be found elsewhere in the city. want a peek? expect the latest from celeb-designed brands such as elizabeth and james (the olsen twins), wiliam rast (justin timberlake) and house of harlow (nicole richie), along with a selection of pieces from vivienne westwood, vivienne tam, barbara bui, mara hoffman and black halo.
give your closet the swank treatment it deserves. swank boutique. 3400 around lenox drive. at peachtree. 404.231.4114. www.swankatlanta.com
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What: The impeccably edited Birmingham import joins The Shops Around Lenox boutique crew. Why: House of Harlow, Elizabeth and James, Barbara Bui, and the like. When: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Where: 3400 Around Lenox Rd., ste. 215, Buckhead (404-231-4114).
SAVE Lexie + Jane Opens
What: UGA grad Rebecca McWaters’s new boutique stocks contemporary lines like Modern Vintage, MK2K, Jacqueline Rose, and Shoshanna. Why: Take this e-mail for 25 percent off your first item. When: Tues. & Wed., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. Where: 516 E. Paces Ferry Rd. NE, Buckhead (404-343-3194).
Vintage Styling Seminar
What: Stylist/designer Evonya Easley teaches you how to comb through Poor Little Rich Girl’s racks (and your closet) to create new looks. Why: Everything old is new again. When: Sat., 3-6 p.m. Where: 3393 Main St., College Park (404-423-9546).
SWOONThe Art of Weddings
What: Special event maestros Le Bonne Fleur, Heidi Elnora, and Carter Barnes join together for a runway show. Why: Proceeds benefit the Make-a-Wish Foundation. When: Fri. VIP, 6 p.m.; general admission, 7 p.m. Where: Bill Lowe Gallery, 1555 Peachtree St. NE, ste. 100, Midtown (404-352-8114).
EAT Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern Opens
What: Debuting tomorrow, beer and comfort food from chef Brett Ring (Stats) and the folks behind Gilbert’s Cafe and Bar. Why: Come spring, the glass garage door opens to reveal the patio. When: Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Where: 1551 Piedmont Ave., Midtown (404-968-2288).
SEE Wedding Dress Trunk Show What: Morgan Boszilkov’s ecofriendly gowns (with detachable skirts!), plus Endive catering and a boudoir photo session giveaway from Almasy. Why: Why frocking not? When: Sun., 2-6 p.m. Where:Stonehurst Place, 923 Piedmont Ave., Midtown(404-881-0722). Appointments recommended to 404-387-2885 or email@example.com.