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Rodes For Her Adds Major Accessories Brands

Accessories make a look. That’s why Rodes For Her has created a new 1,000-sq-ft “shop” dedicated to a carefully curated collection of the most sought after handbags and shoes for women. To kick things off this spring, they will feature approximately 700 pairs of shoes and 300 handbags. If the quantity wows you, the quality will bowl you over. They offer the world’s top brands.

In the fall, they’ll curate even more brands, including hard-to-find, high-end faves.

“From our end, it comes down to buying what looks like the best fit for our customers,” says Susan Vogt, Rodes co-owner and ladies’ buyer. “We work closely with our customers, so we have a good feel for what they’re looking for and the image they want to create.”

Brands include:


MZ Wallace

Tory Burch

Cavana Canvas

Jimmy Choo




Bienen Davis

Sondra Roberts

Nancy Gonzalez

Christian Louboutin

Serpui Marie

Clare V.


Jimmy Choo

Marion Parke

Pedro Garcia




Manolo Blahnik


Tory Burch


On Cloud

Stuart Weitzman

Gentle Souls


Just Creations Celebrates 15th Annual Rug Event April 4-13

Just Creations, Louisville’s International Fair Trade Marketplace located at 2722 Frankfort Ave., will host its 15th Annual Fair Trade Rug Event April 4-13. During this special anniversary 10-day event, more than 300 high-quality, hand-knotted rugs will be on display and available for purchase.

From intricate florals to hand-spun natural dye tribals, every rug has been designed and hand-knotted by highly-skilled and fairly-paid adults working with Bunyaad, a Fair Trade rug program in Pakistan.

“When artisans know they are paid for every knot they tie, they are empowered to focus on the fine details of intricate rugs that will last for generations,” says Yousaf Chaman, director of Bunyaad. Bunyaad works with more than 850 families throughout 100 villages in Pakistan.

The event will kick off with an Opening Night Rug Rollout Bash at Just Creations at 6:30 p.m. April 4. This event will feature food, fun and fair trade rugs. Admission is free, but reservations are strongly encouraged.

“It’s a win-win situation,” said Joan Frisz, store manager. “Artisans in Pakistan earn a living wage and our customers get a high-quality rug with an excellent mission behind it. Home decorating was never more beautiful or meaningful!”

The hours of the event are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

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