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York City set for fifth annual Boutique Week

David Weissman
717-505-5431/@DispatchDavid

Downtown York officials believe they have the perfect formula for the fifth annual York City Boutique Week with a luncheon, happy hour, fashion show and First Friday.

Downtown Inc spokeswoman Meagan Feeser said those events have been the most successful during past Boutique Week celebrations.

The week will kick off Tuesday with the Fall Trends Fashion Luncheon at Tutoni's, which is already sold out. Feeser said 50 tickets were available.

Tim Weikert hangs clothing for his wife's display in the courtyard at Cherie Anne Designs Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. Revolt Style Studio owner Jessica Weikert is hosting a pop-up shop in the courtyard during Boutique Week which runs Sept. 1-5. During Thursday's "Makers Night" Jessica will be on hand to to guide participants in making DYI dream catchers using found and vintage items. Participating retailers will extend store hours until 7pm and offer in-store promotions, activities and trunk shows. Bill Kalina - bkalina@yorkdispatch.com

On Wednesday, the recently opened Rockfish Public House will host a "Happy Hour Style" Cocktail Party from 5 to 7 p.m. Rregistration is required online at boutiqueweekhappyhour2016.eventbrite.com. Admission is free, but clothing donations for the York Rescue Mission are requested.

MarketView Arts will  host the Boutique Week Fashion Show on Thursday, beginning at 7 p.m.

Feeser, who will serve as the show's emcee, said about a third of the 150 available tickets have been sold for the fashion show, which will feature 11 local shops and approximately 30 models.

Participating boutiques include: Arthur & DaughtersElizabeth & West Fashion HouseGusa By VictoriaIndigo BleuJunior League of YorkKimmansRedeuxRevolt Style StudioSunrise Soap Co., Sweet Melissa's Dream and The Watchmaker's Daughter.

Tickets, available online, are $10 for adults and $5 for children.

The festivities will conclude on First Friday, with the theme being Fashion Friday.

Businesses not involved in retail apparel getting involved in the week's events include Built to Last Tattoo, which will offer half-price piercings all week, and Green Bean Roasting Co., which will offer specialty fashion-themed drinks.

"It just shows you don't have to be a women's clothing store to participate," Feeser said.