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Dress & Dwell Boutique Opens Louisville Pop-Up Shop

Spring Pop-Up will include Derby stylings as well as spring fashions and gifts

Dress & Dwell, a well-loved fashion boutique in downtown New Albany, is coming across the river just in time for Derby season. The boutique recently opened their Louisville Pop-Up shop at 2509 Grinstead Drive.

The shop, which opened on March 20, includes popular brands such as Headcandi Hats & Fascinators, Cindy Borders Jewelry, Cellar Door Chocolates, BaubleBar, Bourbon and Bowties, Lisi Lerch Jewelry, David Aubrey Jewelry and many more. They have a large selection of Derby dresses, party supplies and gifts alongside a curated selection of spring fashion, home goods and baby gifts.

“Derby is our busiest time of year and we always have customers asking us to open up a Louisville location. I’ve played around with the idea of a second store in the past but never could find the perfect space,” said owner Amanda Mulvene. “When this opportunity opened up during our favorite season, we knew we had to jump on it.

The boutique celebrated the grand opening with a pop-up party on March 24.

Located near the intersection of Lexington Road and Grinstead Drive, the pop-up is easily accessible to those in the Highlands, Crescent Hill and St. Matthews and is right off I-64. It’s also a convenient stop on your way in and out of downtown. “We wanted to find a location where as many of our customers as possible could stop in,” explained Mulvene. “We’re excited to see our Louisville customers more often.”

The Dress & Dwell Pop-Up

11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday through Friday

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays

12 to 5 p.m. Sundays.

Kentucky Derby Museum 2018 Hat Contest

Calling all Derby fashionistas! Enter to have your hat on display for a full year in the Kentucky Derby Museum’s signature exhibit, “It’s My Derby.”

The Kentucky Derby Museum invites both professionals and amateurs to enter their hats for inclusion in the 2018 “It’s My Derby” fashion exhibit. The hat contest is a signature element of the exhibition, which strives to capture the spirit associated with the landmark sport and cultural event that is the Kentucky Derby.

All hat entries will be judged by an expert panel where 20 to 25 hats will be selected for display in the museum exhibit for one year. There will be a “Judges’ Choice” award for best overall entry and a “Most Representative of Derby” award presented to the hat that best captures the essence of the Kentucky Derby, plus an “Employees’ Choice” award.

To enter your hat, visit

Contest Rules

$25 entry fee per submission.

Hat shipments will be accepted starting May 6 and must be postmarked by May 31, 2018.

Hat deliveries will be accepted from May 7 through 31, Monday through Friday ONLY, during regular museum hours. All hats must be submitted in a box that completely covers and protects it.

No international entries.

Museum is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.

Entry grants consent to the Kentucky Derby Museum to use the entrant’s name and hat image for publicity, marketing, media and commercial purposes.