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Fashion Stroll Offers Local Designers, Music, Fun

Friday, Dec. 7 marks the third SLC Fashion Stroll, a seasonal outdoor bazaar on East Broadway for Utah fashion designers, jewelry makers and all who make the city’s fashion scene unique.

But unlike previous Fashion Strolls, this one takes place on the same night as Salt Lake City Gallery Stroll, a monthly event for the city’s art galleries, and Holidays on Broadway, where merchants in the area of 300 South will be open late offering refreshments and fine holiday shopping.
“We hope to see people show up for other events who may not know about Fashion Stroll,” said Matt Monson, Fashion Stroll’s coordinator. “It’s a great opportunity to reach people who we might not otherwise be able to reach.”
As with Fashion Strolls past, this holiday Stroll will feature two runway shows allowing local designers to exhibit their work. The shows will be held outdoors in front of Henrie’s Cleaners (the open areas will be covered to keep out the blustery weather) and will feature work from local designers Spark Clothing, Lucky Pirate Denim Bar, Filthy Gorgeous and Peach Boutique. Local artist Frank Armstrong will be on hand to see to models’ hair and make up.              
The first show will be held at 7:00 p.m. and the second at 9:00 p.m. DJ Kevin Reece who Monson describes as having an “80s New Wave vibe” will be spinning tunes at both shows. Three local clubs will also host after parties beginning at 10:00 p.m. Artopia will host an after-hours candle light party and Club Orange (533 South 500 West) will offer drinks and a DJ performance. Circle Lounge (328 S State Street) will also host a late night mini runway show featuring the debut of two new local clothing lines.
Like past Strolls, this Fashion Stroll will also feature live music before each show. Local band Scott Tokxic & The Electric Pubes will play at 6:00 p.m. and local Subrosa will play at 8:00 p.m.
Monson and those from other boutiques on 300 South began Fashion Stroll this summer, and according to him succeeding events have doubled in size. He believes that the next Stroll, which will be held in early 2008, will grow “by another 50 percent.”
“The Broadway community has to be one of the greatest little streets in America,” he said. “There’s a younger energy here, and lot of younger businesses who want to try new things. There are also more established businesses with older clientele that also want to get involved. It’s a fantastic synergy.”
Fashion Stroll Winter 2007 will run from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. with many stores and merchants offering “early bird” discounts on merchandise from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. According to Monson, most shops on the block will likely be open until 10:30 or 11:00 p.m. to accommodate holiday shoppers.
“We hope to see people show up for other events who may not know about Fashion Stroll,” said Matt Monson, Fashion Stroll’s coordinator. “It’s a great opportunity to rach people who otherwise we might not be able to reach.”

As with Fashion Strolls past, this holiday Stroll will feature two runway shows allowing local designers to exhibit their work. The shows will be held outdoors in front of Henries Cleaners (the open areas will be covered to keep out the blustery weather) and will feature work from local designers Spark Clothing, Lucky Pirate Denim Bar, Filthy Gorgeous and Peach Boutique. Local artist Frank Armstrong will be on hand to see to models’ hair and make up.               

The first show will be held at 7:00 p.m. and the second at 9:00 p.m. DJ Kevin Reece who Monson describes as having an “80s New Wave vibe” will be spinning tunes at both shows. Three local clubs will also host after parties beginning at 10:00 p.m. Artopia will host an after-hours candle light party and Club Orange (533 South 500 West) will offer drinks and a DJ performance. Circle Lounge (328 S State Street) will also host a late night mini runway show featuring the debut of two new local clothing lines.
Like past Strolls, this Fashion Stroll will also feature live music before each show. Local band Scott Tokxic & The Electric Pubes will play at 6:00 p.m. and local Subrosa will play at 8:00 p.m.

Monson and other boutiques on 300 South began Fashion Stroll this summer, and according to him succeeding events have doubled in size. He believes that the next Stroll, which will be held in early 2008, will grow “by another 50 percent.”

“The Broadway community has to be one of the greatest little streets in America,” he said. “There’s a younger energy here, and lot of younger businesses who want to try new things. There are also more established businesses with older clientel that also want to get involved. It’s a fantastic synergy.”

Fashion Stroll Winter 2007 will run from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. with many stores and merchants offering “early bird” discounts on merchandise from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. According to Monson, most shops on the block will likely be open until 10:30 or 11:00 p.m. to accommodate holiday shoppers.
 

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