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Fashion Fest Coming to Third Ward

The retail-heavy neighborhood to celebrate its sartorial shops.

In case you needed another reason to shop, on Thursday, May 7, the Third Ward will be getting its very own fashion fest. Replacing its Diva Night, the Historic Third Ward is now in the process of organizing a fashion festival, with a fashion show at Evolution Milwaukee as the main event.

Stores participating in the show include Bangles & Bags, Metro Eye, Wisconsin Vision, Gallery MKE, Shoo, Brew City Promotions, Clear Water Outdoor, Pendleton, Lizzibeth and Stephanie Horne Boutique. Mainstream Boutique, which opens tomorrow, March 13, will also participate. Hair and makeup will be done by the Institute of Beauty and Wellness and Neroli. And, according to Third Ward Association Marketing and Event Coordinator Katie Kimes, the show will feature a performance from dancers at Fred Astaire Dance Studio.

Although the fashion show is a ticketed event, additional stores will be opening their doors that night and the neighborhood restaurants will surely be buzzing. The bulk of the fashion fun, however, will commence at 4 p.m.



Claire Hanan worked at the magazine as an editor from 2012-2017. She edited the Culture section and wrote stories about all sorts of topics, including the arts, fashion, politics and more. In 2016, she was a finalist for best profile writing at the City and Regional Magazine Awards for her story "In A Flash." In 2014, she won the the Milwaukee Press gold award for best public service story for editing "Handle With Care," a service package about aging in Milwaukee. Before all this, she attended the University of Missouri's School of Journalism and New York University's Summer Publishing Institute.