With holiday shopping in full swing, we've packaged up some fashionable events to make your season bright in early December -- starting with the Red Ball, an annual fundraiser for theColorado AIDS Project
FUSE Denver Holiday Market Sunday, December 1 As holiday shopping for the socially conscious, FUSE Holiday Market showcases the best of Denver's art, design, food and fashion scenes. Meet local artists, enjoy a few cocktails and start your holiday shopping. FUSE runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at EXDO Event Center, 3545 Larimer Street. For tickets -- $8 general admission, $9 VIP -- go to FuseDenver.us . Red Ball Sunday, December 1 One of the Denver fashion scene's most anticipated events, Red Ball is an annual fundraiser for the Colorado AIDS Project that raises awareness for World AIDS Day. An A-list of designers have partnered on the show that starts at 7 p.m. at EXDO Event Center. Tickets are $50 general admission and $75 for runway/VIP (doors open at 6 p.m.); get them at Redballdenver.org. In the Cut Fashion Series: A Runway Show and Competition Tuesday, December 10 and 17 The In the Cut competition continues at 9 p.m. December 10, with three designers facing a new challenge. The winner will move on to the finale on December 17 and a chance to win a $1,000 prize; a model will also win $250. All at Suite 200, 1435 Larimer Street; admission is free. For more information, go to Lotusclubs.com. Apricot Lane Boutique Thursday, December 5 Join Denver favorite Apricot Lane Boutique for the opening of its new location at the Streets of Southglenn in Centennial. This Apricot Lane will open at 2154 East Commons Ave, #321 from 5 to 9 p.m. with a friends and family night, with 20 percent savings throughout the store and the chance to win a $200 shopping spree. Goorin Bros. Holiday Speakeasy Party Thursday, December 5 Fourth-generation, family-owned Goorin Bros. is throwing a party to celebrate the eightieth anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition. This '20s inspired party will include fashion, food, music and drink, along with the opportunity to check out the new Repeal of Prohibition hat collection. Don't forget the password, "Scofflaw," to get your hands on a secret cocktail. 1410 Larimer Street, from 6 to 9 p.m.
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Fashion Denver Holiday Market at the Mansion Sunday, December 15 This year's market will be bigger and better. Fashion Denver's Holiday Market provides one-stop shopping for designer and beauty buys; there are also fashion shows throughout the day. The market runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Grant-Humphreys Mansion, 770 Pennsylvania Street; admission is free. Rina Limor Precious Jewels Designer Personal Appearance and Trunk Show December 18 Award-winning jewelry designer Rina Limor will be at Neiman Marcus, Cherry Creek, 3000 East First Avenue, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.