September's First Friday in York is all about local fashion
It's September, time to find your new favorite fall outfit.
Shop exclusive trunk shows and take advantage of seasonal sales at local boutiques this Friday in downtown York.
First Friday festivities will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Grab a bite to eat at Sven's and Uncle Paul's Stuffed Pretzels food trucks and swing by King Street, which will close at 4:30 p.m., to hear live music from AJ & AMY.
Free parking is available at meters on downtown streets and parking garages after 5 p.m. Sharing photos from First Friday on social media? Use #FFYork. For more information, visit downtownyorkpa.com.
Shop trunk shows
56 Urban Provisions, 56 S. Duke St.: Rachel Riddell of Baltimore will be at 56 selling some never-seen-in-York home decor products and she'll be taking custom orders. Rachel specializes in handwritten cursive typography. Check out her work at www.facebook.com/Writtenforyou.
Arthur and Daughters, 49 N. Beaver St.: Still looking for the perfect work-appropriate button-down? Find that classic, tailored shirt New York City designer Meredith Banzhoff at Arthur and Daughters tonight. Banzhoff specializes in professional shirts with a woman's fit and she'll be in store offering pieces from her fall collection until 9 p.m. Get a sneak-peek at her fall collection at meredithbanzhoff.com.
Elizabeth and West Fashion House, 15 N. Beaver St.: Shop Robyn Rhodes latest jewelry designs. Each piece is handcrafted within the greater Los Angeles area, boasting quality craftsmanship and style. Robyn Rhodes jewelry has been worn by celebrities including Jessica Alba, Eva Longoria, and Kristin Bell. See the jewelry at robynrhodes.com.
DiDi and Smiling John's, 199 S. Duke St.: Trophy Queen trunk show will offer bags, wallets, clutches and more accessories you can't live without. While you're in the barber shop, get a step-by-step glam makeup tutorial by entertainer Jada Sparxxx.
Junior League of York, 166 W. Market St.: Find a unique necklace, bracelet or purse from the Stella & Dot Trunk Show.
Indigo Bleu, 39 W. Philadelphia St.: Browse beautiful handmade necklaces, earrings and bracelets by Anne Vaughan Designs of Virginia. Trunk show pieces are on display now through Friday. Feeling inspired? Create your own wooden tassel bracelet with help from Indigo Bleu fashonistas on Friday. You can choose one lava bead (known for protection and strength) and one druzy bead (known for unique beauty) to complete your design. Designing the bracelet takes about 20 minutes. There is a $10 charge for all participants and limited space available. Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kimman's, 57 N. Beaver Street: Find handmade, leather wrap bracelets by Lizzy James Jewelry based near San Diego. Lizzy James also offers pieces in silverplate, goldplate, stainless steel and sterling silver. Look at her accessories at lizzyjames.com.
Revolt Style Studio and Shabby Pop-Up, on North Beaver Street in front of Sunrise Soap: Check out designs by this mobile boutique. Revolt features vintage and artisan goods and is based in York.
The Watchmaker's Daughter, 22 N. Beaver St.: Find something that sparkles at the Rachel Leigh Walk Jewelry Designs trunk show. These pieces are inspired by nature and many incorporate vibrant gemstones.
Also check out
Alfano's Downtown Barber Shop, 51 W. Market St.: New to the First Friday scene, Alfano's is featuring half off fresh aloe hot towel straight shaves and half off cuts for new clients. Enjoy live music by Hummus and Chips, beer samples from the Beer Ace and pretzel nuggets courtesy of York City Pretzel Company
CGA Law Firm, 135 N. George St.: Baltimore Sun baseball writer Dan Connolly will be talking baseball and the Baltimore Orioles while signing his new book "100 Things Orioles Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die." Connolly, a Baltimore native and York resident, has compiled stories about all of the key moments and players in modern Orioles history in his first book. Copies can be purchased for $15.
CoWork155, 149 W. Market St.: Shop resale fashions by local sellers at a pop-up clothing shop.
Rich Reilly Attorney at Law, 54 N. Duke St.: Donate your gently used professional clothing to Dress for Success of Southcentral PA and pick up something new for yourself. Walsh Writing Designs will feature new looks from her clothing line and Premier Designs Jewelry will make your outfit sparkle. Fifty percent of the profits from any jewelry sale will go to Dress for Success.