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September 16, 2009- Some Baltimore traditions just keep getting bigger and better. That's certainly the case with this year's Johns Hopkins Best Dressed Sale and Boutique 2009, now in its 42nd year. Exclusive designer dresses and shoes, chic contemporary fashions, classic accessories and enduring vintage clothing will be on the racks, waiting for a favored place in the closets of bargain-conscious – but demanding – shoppers.
As usual, the sale will feature racks of gently used and some new designer clothing, vintage apparel, furs, shoes and wedding gowns. There will be children’s wear and a large selection of men’s suits, coats, jackets, formal wear and ties galore.
The sale begins on Thursday, Oct. 1 from 4 - 8 p.m. (pre-sale shopping, light refreshments, $40 in advance, $45 at the door) and continues (free admission) Friday, Oct. 2, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 4, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (most items half price).
For serious shoppers, the advance shopping opportunity on Thursday offers a less chaotic shopping experience. The preview event will feature light refreshments, informal modeling and a fashion consultation.
Thousands of shoppers turn out each year for this free fund-raising event, which is sponsored by The Women’s Board of The Johns Hopkins Hospital. All proceeds from this year’s event, which in recent years raised $150,000, will support patient care at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
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