Ladies' Day

If you’re like me after you adjust the clocks for daylight savings time, you’re ready!  Ready for sunshine, warm weather and therefore your warm-weather wardrobe.  Don’t get me wrong, I know we will still have some cooler days when a light sweater or jacket will be needed, but most of us are getting sick of the heavy sweaters and dark colors we’ve been wearing for the last 5 months. 

That’s why I’m happy to announce that Spring Into Style Ladies Day Downtown! is back on Saturday, April 14!  This is an ideal girlfriend getaway that begins with a fashion show and breakfast at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel. Doors will open at 9 a.m. for breakfast, music, and fun activities. All guests will receive a SWAG bag of goodies at the event, including coupons for special offers at participating downtown businesses.

In addition to the latest fashions, tasty pastries, raffles, giveaways and special offers traditionally featured at Ladies Day Downtown, a new Avant Garde fashion design challenge will make its debut.

Creative Downtown Appleton Inc. in partnership with Northeast Wisconsin Arts Association is hosting the design challenge and encouraging artists interested in creating one-of-a-kind fashion-forward Avant Garde looks to walk the runway to submit applications by March 26th for consideration. Eight submissions will be selected to walk in the show and be eligible for prizes including a free Northeast Wisconsin Arts Association one year membership, photo & video of the completed piece at the show, and a chance to win a $100 or $500 cash prize.


Downtown merchants will be featuring their best transitional and summer pieces that are really on trend this year and are looking forward to a fun day.  Each year I look forward to seeing some totally new looks but also finding some pieces that will help me transition my wardrobe between the seasons. The staff in the shops are all talented at helping you find the piece that is just right for you. 

Tickets are on sale now for just $15 each and may be purchased at the following fashion show feature merchants: Beatnik Betty’s Resale Butik, Creative Downtown Appleton, DePawsitory Pet Boutique, Downtown Appleton Farm Market, Faces Eyewear, Fresh Expressions, hey, daisy!, Joseph’s Shoes, Lillians of Appleton, Mondo! Wine Bar, and The Vintage Garden.  Note: tickets are limited to 300 and are expected to sell quickly.

Here’s to making a full day of fashion, food and fun Downtown on Saturday, April 14!

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