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CULVER CITY—Colorful label Indego Africa is stocked at big chains like Anthropologie, but they're stepping out solo tomorrow from 2 to 5pm for their first-ever trunk show. The event's being held at Industry Cafe & Jazz at 6039 Washington Blvd in Culver City; there will be East African cuisine to eat and bangles, scarves, bags and home items to purchase. Why you should go: The products are fair trade and the proceeds will benefit African women. Find more details, and a place to RSVP, right here. [Racked Inbox]
ECHO PARK—Women's boutique Myrtle is hosting a little party for writer Lizzie Garrett Mettler tomorrow to celebrate the release of her new book, Tomboy Style. Mettler will be on hand from 5 to 8pm to chat and sign copies; there will be whiskey (and, for non drinkers, rhubarb and lavender soda) to enjoy. RSVP to email@example.com to attend. [Racked Inbox]
BRENTWOOD—To welcome West Coast shoppers, the new Scoop store at 216 26th Street will be living it up tomorrow. There will be champagne and cupcakes from 1 to 5pm; the first 500 shoppers to enter the store get a scratch-off card with a hidden discount they can use towards their purchase. Scoop's also giving away five pairs of AG jeans and taking sign-ups for a $1,000 sweepstakes. [Racked Inbox]
SANTA MONICA—Fred Segal is fêting the launch of LA brand Eiman Hamza tomorrow at their Santa Monica location from 11am to 7pm. There will be a live band and, of course, lots of champagne. [Racked Inbox]
SAWTELLE—Equinox West LA at 1835 South Sepulveda has just opened its own boutique, The Shop at Equinox, and is inviting Racked readers over tomorrow for an evening of trunk shows, food and drinks. Stop by from 6 to 9pm to check out clothes from A. Ché, swimwear by DiNeila Brazil and Julie Tuton jewelry; to indulge in free snacks; and to take home a gift bag. Direct your RSVPs to Kira.Simonson@equinox.com. [Racked Inbox]
MALIBU—More gym events! The Malibu Gym at 29855 Pacific Coast Highway just underwent a three-month-long makeover, the results of which will be revealed at a party tomorrow from 10am to 5pm. There will be food, drinks and prizes, as well as an appearance by bodybuilder Tom Platz. [RackedWire]