Downtown Bellevue residents are invited to celebrate the 5-year anniversary of The Shops at The Bravern during a free Fall Fashion Showcase from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18.
Stroll along the red carpet at 11111 NE 8th St. and enjoy drinks and live music in the 110th Street valet loop at The Shops at The Bravern. Attend a fall fashion show on the second level of Neiman Marcus at 6:30 or 8 p.m.
During the evening, restaurants and retailers will offer fall and winter collection trunk shows, gifts with purchase, and complimentary samples. Live mannequins will sport the latest trends.
Guests can also enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a photo booth, and makeovers and manicures. Check out the full event line-up below.
- Fall Trend Fashion Shows and More at Neiman Marcus
Set your sights on the runway at Neiman Marcus’ fashion show, held on Level Two at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Treat yourself to a makeover or manicure at The Beauty Event, visit the Lipsologist to find out what your lip says about you and strike a pose at the Selfie Station! Join the fun at the CUSP event and receive a gift with purchase. Enjoy live music, hors d’oeuvres and toast to the fifth anniversary with champagne and sweets throughout the store.
- Sake and Style at David Lawrence
Sip on sake and explore David Lawrence Northwest exclusives. Enjoy a sake set gift with purchase (back by popular demand).
- Runway to Real Life at David Barton Gym
Stop by David Barton Gym to meet with one of the expert trainers who will demonstrate simple fitness tips to help you rock the best fall trends (as dictated by Neiman Marcus), and of course, Look Better Naked. All assessments/consultations will be on a first come, first served basis and will be awarded with a complimentary training session to be scheduled in the month of September. Following the Showcase, attend the DBG After Party with DJ and sexy libations.
- Sweet Pearls and Savory Dumplings at Holly Zhang Pearl Gallery
Holly Zhang is pleased to host a complimentary champagne tasting, courtesy of Downtown Spirits. These sips are accompanied by homemade Manchurian dumplings with fruit and crackers. Peruse the pearls for a chance to win a $200 pearl necklace.
- The Many Ways to Tie a Scarf at Hermès
Come and learn how to tie your Hermès scarf in many elegant and unique ways with our silk tying experts! Model your new scarf styles in our silk photo booth and enjoy refreshments and sweets from 6-8 p.m.
- The Atelier at Karen Millen
Karen Millen presents their autumn/winter 2014 collection of tailored dresses made with the finest Italian fabrics to fit and flatter every figure. From cocktail dresses to limited-edition leather jackets, every piece in their collection is designed, cut and finished in their design studio based in Shoreditch, London, to ensure the brand continues to stand for exceptional quality, craftsmanship and cutting edge design.
- Warm Up Your Wardrobe at Wolford
Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, drinks and the new fall collection. Choose from a variety of Wolford’s famous multi-wear items, including scarves, tights and more.
- Specialty Cocktails from Fashion-Forward Cities at John Howie Steak
Choose from six specialty cocktails, each representing a fashion-forward city, including the Bellevue Catwalk, the Miami Publicist, London Assistant, Italy Couture, From Paris with Love and New York Editor & Chief. Prices range from $10-13. For each of the cocktails purchased, one dollar will be donated to Dress for Success Seattle.
- Discover the New Men’s Collection at Jimmy Choo
Shop Jimmy Choo’s autumn/winter men’s collection to take you from city streets to boardroom chic. Champagne and light bites will be served.
- Desserts to Delight at Louis Vuitton
Enjoy desserts and mocktails while viewing Louis Vuitton’s collection of handcrafted leather goods.
- Fall/Winter Collection Showcase at Salvatore Ferragamo
Catch a sneak peek of the 2014 fall/winter collection, including shoes and other seasonal accessories.
- Discover the World of Tory Burch at Tory Burch
Shop the fall collection over refreshments and discover clean, strong silhouettes with bold embellishments, subtly inspired by armor.
- Mini Cupcake Party and Demonstration at Trophy Cupcakes
Visit the shop for sweet treats along with several decorating demos throughout the evening.
- Oktoberfest and Festive Drinks at Vovito Caffe & Gelato
Cozy up with some sips of the season at Vovito! Fuel up for shopping with the Oktoberfest Special for just $8, which includes a samosa and your choice of beer. Wrap your hands around a Hot Caramel Apple Cider and Hot S’mores Cocoa, available in a piccolo size for just $3, or try a scoop of the Strawberry Champagne Sorbetto for $4 (don’t forget your ID!).
- Music and Martinis at Blue Martini
Follow the music into Blue Martini and enjoy half off signature martinis until 9 p.m. Guests will receive a tier one ticket to receive a beer, house wine or well cocktail for only $3.
- Cider Treats and Pumpkin Eats at Sur La Table
Welcome fall with some comfort food! Sip warm mulled cider and indulge in tasty pumpkin-infused treats.
- Wild Ginger Pop-Up Lounge at the 110th St. Valet Loop
Send off summer in style at the Wild Ginger Pop-Up Lounge with live music from The Cody Rentas Band. Enjoy delicious Asian fusion fare and light refreshments, available for purchase.