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Spree at Last

Big-name labels are for small-minded people.

Well, okay. Maybe that’s going a little far. (Don’t pretend you haven’t been lusting after that Chloe bag.) But overall, you prefer to take your fashion cues from local creative geniuses, lesser-known upstarts, and out-of-the-Neiman’s-box thinkers.

So you’ll certainly want to shop at Spree Designer Showcase, a four-hour sale this Thursday of stuff from catch-them-before-they-become-corrupted-by-their-own-fame designers like Sarah Briggs and Baby Bean Wear. Held at the loft-like Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, the event is brimming with handbags, clothing, vintage accessories, and jewelry — all at discount prices (up to 50 percent off!).

Also on hand: goody bags with coupons from local boutiques, cosmetic samples, and hair products — as well as a beauty room with free treatments like brow waxing and skin scanning. Just the sort of thing you look for in your shopping experience.

Seems that great minds think alike.


Spree Designer Showcase, Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, 2801 Swiss Avenue, Downtown (214-352-0670). April 21, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. R.S.V.P. at spreedallas.com.