Talking Shop

It's the little things that count — at least in Shana Colbin Dunn's little corner of the world. And the jewelry rep raised in New York City knows her accessories inside and out, so her decision to open an accessories boutique was, well, an act of Kismet. The theme works its way throughout the store, which is accentuated by symbols of fortune and good luck.

But today the good fortune will be all yours when Dunn hosts a holiday Christy Lea Payne Trunk Show, showcasing casual-chic looks by the Sundance catalogue mainstay — including a limited-edition gold collection and pieces set with rough-cut diamonds. "It'll be a treat even for me," Dunn says, adding that a percentage of the day's sales will go to the threadbare art and music programs at Skinner Middle School. And while you're shopping, check out the super-savvy gift items lining Dunn's little gallery of a shop: hand-knit, retro-look scarves and hats; wall-mounted folk art and metalwork; sea-colored jewelry made from ancient Roman glass; novelty socks; and hundreds more affordable adornments and functional goods.

Visit Kismet, at 3640 W. 32nd Avenue in the Highlands Square shopping district, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow for the trunk show; wine and snacks will be served after 3 p.m. Call 303-477-3378.
Wed., Feb. 7, 5-7 p.m.

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