WHERE: Sassafras in Belltown

WHAT: Last year Tina Witherspoon clicked close on Glam.spoon, her blog that kept up with local sales and style and showcased the expert thrifter's DIY clothing designs, in order to transition into new ventures. New meaning: new (as opposed to recycled) textiles, new inspiration, and a new brand, Boho Republic.

See and shop the capsule collection first at Sassafras, as Witherspoon hosts a trunk show featuring the line's '70s bohemian-inspired looks plus giveaways, a sample sale, and specials throughout the weekend. A portion of proceeds will benefit the local nonprofit Ruby Room

See it second (or, you know, later depending on what other affairs Witherspoon has up her ikat-printed sleeves) at September's Independent Designer Runway Showcase, where Boho Republic is one of ten collections hitting the catwalk for the local design competition.

WHEN: The trunk show kicks off with an evening of refreshments and an informal modeling presentation on Thursday, May 15 from 5 to 7, and continues through the weekend during opening hours Friday through Sunday, May 16 to 18.

Stay tuned as we bring you more on Witherspoon and each of the IDRS contestants in the coming weeks and months before the big event this fall.

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