Summertime Girls’ Night Out to promote female-owned businesses and downtown Redmond shopping

Keep an eye out for pink balloons outside downtown Redmond shops from 7-10 p.m. Friday, July 2 and enjoy refreshments and special deals as part of a summertime Girls' Night Out. Lindsey Kremkau, owner of the Trade Chic plus-size boutique on Redmond Way, is organizing the event to promote local female-owned businesses and show shoppers that it's fun to stroll around downtown.

Keep an eye out for pink balloons outside downtown Redmond shops from 7-10 p.m. Friday, July 2 and enjoy refreshments and special deals as part of a summertime Girls’ Night Out.

Lindsey Kremkau, owner of the Trade Chic plus-size boutique on Redmond Way, is organizing the event to promote local female-owned businesses and show shoppers that it’s fun to stroll around downtown.

So far, participating businesses and their special events include:

• Trade Chic, 16508 Redmond Way; (425) 376-0600 — An unveiling of the boutique’s summer collection, with models, a Pink Hanger sale, champagne and desserts. Trade Chic will also accept donations of gently used “working wardrobe” items for the YWCA’s “Dress for Success” program. Low-income and/or women transitioning into safe homes use the working wardrobe donations to go on job interviews.

• Amanda’s Bridal Boutique, 16500 Redmond Way; (425) 883-6491 — A 50 percent off sale on many wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses, plus cocktails.

• Paws Cafe, 16505 Redmond Way; (425) 256-2073 — Fresh baked goods for ladies and their pets, refreshments, advice from pet specialists and giveaways.

• Ashleigh’s Attic, 16360 Redmond Way; (425) 867-1007 — $10 nursing bras and other sales on items for new moms or moms-to-be.

• The Closet, 16150 NE 85th St.; (425) 558-0809 — Wine, hors d’oeuvres and 15 percent off your entire purchase.

• Watercress Asian Bistro, 16505 Redmond Way; (425) 284-3188 — Live piano music after 9 p.m. and pink Cosmo cocktails.

• World of Wines, 16701 Cleveland St.; (425) 869-9463 — Wine tastings.

Other business owners who’d like to participate in the July 2 Girls’ Night Out event can contact Lindsey Kremkau at lindseynotlindsay@gmail.com or (425) 376-0600.

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