The YWCA Darien/Norwalk is again the beneficiary of the 13th annual Christmas boutique at the Piedmont Club, 152 Hecker Drive, Darien. The boutique will be open on Thursday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 9 p.m., and Friday, Nov. 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Thursday evening shopping hours will feature a gift bag for the first 100 shoppers, wine tasting from WinePort of Darien, confections from Sister Sweets and other treats. This year's gift bags will include a fragrance gift from Jo Malone, baubles, books and other surprises. There will also be door prizes throughout the evening donated by the vendors.

More Information

Fact box

A dozen new vendors are participating, including Elegant Pots & Petals with lifelike faux orchids and other flowers; Mrs. Monogram featuring personalized gifts and home accessories; Hopscotch, a children's gift shop; and Ilyse's Pieces with handcrafted jewelry.

Returning vendors include Asiatique with shawls, sweaters, jewelry, belts and more; En2Green with eco-knitted throws made with recycled or organic yarns, featuring luxury baby gifts, clothes, bedding and more.

Suggested entry donation at the boutique is $5 for daytime shopping hours and $10 for the Thursday evening event.

For more information, visit or call 203-655-2535.

A percentage of these donations and a percentage the sales will go to the YWCA of Darien/Norwalk to fund its ongoing community programs including YWCA Parent Awareness, a lecture series to educate local parents, and scholarships for the YWCA Job Search Support program that helps women learn job skills to gain employment.

The Piedmont Club is located at 152 Hecker Drive, Darien. For more information, visit or call 203-655-2535.