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St Albans Fashion Week Events 2013

The time has finally come, St Albans Fashion Week is here. A whole week dedicated to celebrating Fashion and Beauty in St Albans. Indulge in a week full of treats, events and discounts.

From Swap Shops, to Pop-Up Beauty Parlours to an amazing Catwalk Show in St Albans Cathedral, make sure you take advantage of everything on offer this week!

Highlighted Events

Monday 28th October

Fashion Week Launch

Join us as we launch the beginning of Fashion Week, with something very special in the city centre. Visit the website for more details on this.

  • Venue: St Peter's Street
  • Time: 12.00pm

Tuesday 29th October

Fashion Swap Shop & Pop-Up Beauty Parlour

Piles of clothes in your wardrobe that you never wear? Fancy swapping them for someone else's unwanted pieces? On Tuesday the Old Town Hall will transform into a treasure trove of Fashion treats.

Bring along your unwanted fashion items, this can include accessories, exchange them for your tokens and then swap your tokens for anything else in the room! It's that simple. All goods will be vetted at the door and not all garments may be accepted. Please make sure they are all in good condition and worthy of swapping.

  • Venue: Town Hall, Market Place, St Peter's Street
  • Time: Drop off pieces: 9.00am-11.00am (No pieces will be accepted after this time)
  • Doors open for swapping: 1.00pm- 4.00pm
  • Price: £5 for swapping up to 5 items.
  • Any extra item that you would like to swap is £1
  • If you don't swap, you cannot just come in to shop!

All money raised from this event will go to our Fashion Week charities. There will also be a Pop-Up Beauty Parlour here too, for a sneaky make over or an express blow dry from Sarah Iovane Hair!

Tuesday 29th October

Blow-drying Masterclass

  • Book now for sessions at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm (max 5 people per session)
  • £15 including wine and nibbles

These friendly, informal 60-minute evening sessions include:

  • a professional, step-by-step demonstration by Sarah Iovane
  • a selection of different techniques and styles
  • advice and tips on the best equipment to use
  • the opportunity to try blow-drying your own hair with our expert guidance
  • drinks and nibbles
  • Bring your own hairdryer and brushes with you, so that you can learn with your own tools.

A must attend event! Booking essential. Reserve your place on 01727 739966.

Wednesday 30 October

VIP dinner with Fashion writer, Angela Clarke

Have dinner with Angela Clarke, best selling author of 'Confessions of a Fashionista' A fabulous evening full of tales from Angela's time in the Fashion industry and a reading from her book. Ticket includes a delicious 3 course dinner, with wine. You will also get a free signed copy of the book with your tickets! Purchase further signed copies of Angela's book on the night-perfect little stocking filler.

Private Shopping at LK Bennett

Indulge in a private shopping evening at L.K.Bennett with an exclusive 20% discount.

Thursday 31st October

Children's Fashion Show

Hosted by Little Style Fix

Fabulous Childrenswear stylist, Presenter and Fashion Journalist, Emma Smith will be a hosting a Childrenswear Fashion Show. Christopher Place shopping complex, will transform into a mini catwalk venue as our little ones will be showcasing wintry looks for children aged 2-5 yrs. From high street favourite shops to independent local retailers, our models will be working it. Promises to be adorable!

  • Venue: Christopher Place, Market Place
  • Time: 2.00pm
  • Price: FREE

Late Night Shopping

A City-wide late night shopping evening including special offers and discounts. Some retailers will be celebrating with champagne and bucks fizz. Check the website for a full list of participating retailers.

Friday 1st November

Lunch with Style

Enjoy a leisurely 3 course lunch at Brasserie Blanc with Personal Styling guru, Amanda Slader from John Lewis. Learn from the master of personal style all about the best looks and colour for your body, as well as top trends to look out for.

  • Time: 12.30pm
  • Venue: Brasserie Blanc
  • This event is sold out

Cathedral Catwalk Show

Creating what will be the longest Catwalk and Front Row in the country, the show will see St Albans Cathedral's Nave transformed into an impressive fashion show venue. The audience will be treated to a live spectacle of catwalk looks from over 20 of our top Retailers, collections from upcoming local designers and an amazing bridal sequence. It will be the most spectacular event St Albans has ever seen.

Saturday 2nd November

Little Viking, George Street

Today sees the launch of exciting new vintage store, Little Viking. Joining the great retailers on George Street, this gorgeous vintage addition is just what we need! Pop in for discounts and treats all day till 5pm.

  • Venue: Little Viking, George Street
  • Time:10am to 5pm
  • Price: FREE

Sunday 3rd November


Pop over to Gladrags for their Champagne Celebration Day and special discounts.

  • Venue: Gladrags, Heritage Close
  • Time: 11am - 4pm
  • Price: FREE

St Albans Fashion and Beauty Awards Ceremony

St Michaels Manor plays host to the Fashion and Beauty Awards ceremony. Come and enjoy an evening of decadence, as we crown the winners of the very first Fashion and Beauty Awards. Come and celebrate with the VIPs, Press and Retailers as we draw a close to St Albans Fashion Week. Everyone is welcome.

  • Venue: St Michael's Manor
  • Time:7.00pm
  • Price: £17.50
  • *This is a ticketed event, please purchase your ticket online
  • *Tickets are available to the public and include a glass of bubbly on arrival and canapés