Lexington shoppers, rejoice – Lexington Boutique Week returns June 20-25, 2022! This second-year event is designed to promote local boutiques, with participating stores offering exclusive “deals and steals” throughout the week. The event also features a “digital passport experience” for shoppers, who are encouraged to collect stamps with each purchase and upload their passport at the end of the week for a chance to win a grand prize: a collection of over a dozen $20 gift certificates from participating boutiques.

“We are excited to help local patrons find their new favorite shops with this event. The participating boutiques showcase the wide range of shopping diversity in Lexington,” said Alexandra Martin, special events director for event producer Smiley Pete Publishing. “We started this event in 2021, at a time where there wasn’t much foot traffic in local boutiques. This is a great opportunity for the community to support local businesses by upgrading your home, your wardrobe and your outlook on life through a little retail therapy.”

From clothing and accessories to houseplants, fine jewelry, athletic wear, housewares and more, the participating boutiques’ inventory is diverse and varied. The event features 27 local shops, including many returning boutiques from the 2021 lineup and a handful of newcomers.

“Vine & Branch joins Lexington Boutique Week for the first time with a special discount on cases of wine,” Martin said. “Also in their inaugural appearance, White Willow joins Lexington Boutique Week with their unique and intriguing selection of crystals, metaphysical tools and aromatherapy.”

According to Martin, the best part about Lexington Boutique Week is the diversity of the participating boutiques. “Poppy & Pomelo encourages thoughtful giving for the conscious consumer through artistic, eclectic and artisanal goods, and Story Boutique is a little gift shop with big deals on gorgeous plants” Martin said. “Athleta has all of your performance apparel needs, from yoga pants to joggers and everything in between while Steel Mill & Co. offers vacation ready looks with matching accessories. There is something for everyone during Lexington Boutique Week.”

A full lineup of participating boutiques and promotions, can be found at www.lexingtonboutiqueweek.com.

Lexington Boutique Week is produced by Smiley Pete Publishing, an independent, Lexington-based publishing company producing Chevy Chaser, Southsider and Business Lexington magazines and tadoo.com. Other Smiley Pete Publishing events include Bluegrass BBQ Fest, Crave food + music festival, Lexington Burger Week, Crave Taco Week, and Lexington Pizza Week.