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Weekend Shopping: F21 and Apliiq donate to Japan; Jenette Bras supports the girls; Hansel from Basel cleans house

March 18, 2011 | 10:47 am

Hansel A few notable happenings for a more stylish weekend:


Forever 21 Japan donation Friday: The mega-retailer will donate 100% of its global online sales Friday to support the victims of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami. 

Apliiq Japan donation: Need a tee? Looking for a way to help aid Japan? Los Angeles-based T-shirt brand Apliiq is supporting the relief efforts in the earthquake- and tsunami-stricken country by donating 20% of the sale of select shirts to the Japanese Red Cross providing aid to the region.


Jenette Bras charitable trunk show Sunday: Jenette Bras, which specializes in bras for full-cup gals, will host an event featuring champagne and informal modeling from the Spring collections of PrimaDonna, Twist and Marie Jo Haute Lingerie to help support 

GLAMOUR GOWNS, an annual event sponsored by CASA of Los Angeles (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) where each high school girl in L.A. County foster care is given a free formal dress and accessories for her prom.

 Jenette is taking this a step further — the store is launching "Support the Girls," an initiative that will give each girl in foster care a personal bra-fitting and strapless bra for the occasion. Twenty percent of the proceeds from Sunday night will go toward the purchase and fitting of the bras.

4308 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 665-7490. 5 to 7 p.m.

Hoyle Jackson event at Bloomingdale’s Friday: Bloomies in Santa Monica hosts an event with denim brand Hoyle Jackson, featuring iconic artist John Van Hamersveld, who designed album covers for the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, among others. Van Hamersveld also designed a limited edition Santa Monica-inspired poster as a gift-with-purchase at the event. 

315 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica. (310) 985-6400. 6 to 8 p.m.

Hansel from Basel Spring Cleaning sale Starts Sunday: Cool L.A. hosiery company Hansel from Basel is throwing an online sale of its quirky legwear — with all tights from Fall 2010 and earlier collections marked down to $5 a pair (socks will be $3). A great time to stock up.

-- Emili Vesilind

Photo: Avante-garde tights from Hansel from Basel. Credit: Hansel from Basel.