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A guide to Delray Beach Fashion Week

.@DelrayDDA presents Delray Beach Fashion Week Jan. 25-29

Delray Beach Fashion Week is getting bigger.

The spate of fashion shows, art exhibits, salon events and charity fundraisers takes place Jan. 25-29 along Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach. For the complete schedule, go to DelrayFashionWeek.com.

This year, the week will include new venues such as Il Bacio/Prime, Che and Old School Square, as well as a pop-up shop.

Laura Simon, executive director of the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA), explains other expansions: "For the fourth annual Delray Beach Fashion Week, we have a new 'Art Invitational Downtown Artists/Gallery Showcase' on display at the 'Evening in Downtown' runway show, a runway show and event exclusively featuring the local Delray designers at one of downtown's oldest night clubs, Il Bacio. And there is a new 'Fashion Week Boutique – Pop Up Shopping' event where attendees can purchase items seen on the runway all in one location."

Delray Beach Fashion Week was created in 2013. Ticket proceeds benefit the Delray Beach Achivement Center for Children and Families. 

"Delray Beach is and has been a very sociable resort town over the past several years and has expanded its retail offerings and level of fashion," Simon says. "Fashion Week is perfect for downtown Delray because of its diversity and the amount of independent retailers and salon services that we have in our downtown. This is an initiative that is very important to the DDA and the city, to love on our small businesses and promote this unique experience that brings out that small-town vibe that is really important today."

Fashion Week event times vary. Tickets cost $25-$40 (some events are free and open to the public). To order, call 561-243-1077 or go to DelrayFashionWeek.com.

Here are some of the week's highlights.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25

'An Evening Downtown'

Art Invitational – Downtown Artists/Gallery Showcase and "Hair and Evening Wear" runway show

Times:

6 p.m. Showcase

7 p.m. Runway show

Location: In front of the Colony Hotel at 525 E. Atlantic Ave.

Cost: Free (there is also $25 ticketed runway seating)

THURSDAY, JAN. 26

'Delray on the Runway'

Fashion show featuring downtown Delray Beach designers, a reception and a silent auction. Amanda Perna of "Project Runway" will be the guest host. Guests are invited to dress in white.

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: IL Bacio/Prime, 29 SE Second Ave.

Cost: $40

FRIDAY, JAN. 27

'Tropical Paradise'

Resort Wear Fashion Show and Luncheon

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Location: Che, 900 E. Atlantic Ave.

Cost: $35

FRIDAY, JAN. 27

Stiletto Race

Stiletto Race hosted by Vince Canning Shoes. Register at DelrayStilettoRace.com.

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Southeast Fourth Avenue and Atlantic Avenue

Cost: $25 advance, $35 at event

SATURDAY, JAN. 28

'Swim and Surf'

"Swim and Surf Finale Runway Fashion Show" with guest host Suzanne Boyd of WPEC News12. Entertainment by Spider Cherry.

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Old School Square Park at Northeast Second Avenue

Cost: Free (there is also $25 ticketed runway seating)

SUNDAY, JAN. 29

Fashion Week Boutique Pop Up Shopping

Fashion Week Boutique Pop Up Shopping event for customers to see and purchase items that were shown during Delray Beach Fashion Week.

Time: 1-4 p.m.

Location: The Fieldhouse at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave.

Cost: Free

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