Belk offers Girls' Night out

correspondentSeptember 20, 2010 

Belk will hold a Girls' Night Out event from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at both the Crabtree Valley Mall and The Streets at Southpoint locations. Shoppers will save 20 percent on sale and regular priced women's clothing, including brands not normally discounted, such as BCBG, Citizens of Humanity and 7 For All Mankind.

Belk will also serve food and beverages during the event, and attendees can register to win several giveaways. The Crabtree Valley Mall location is at 4325 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, and The Streets at Southpoint location is at 6910 Fayetteville Road, Durham.

Looking for denim?

Finding jeans that fit is a problem for most women. But Brazilian premium denim label Beija-Flor wants to help fix that by designing cuts that flatter various figures. Certain Things in Cameron Village will hold a trunk show of the label's newest styles 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Certain Things is at 404 Daniels St., Raleigh. 828-5055

Vote for local stylists

Like Andrew McCarthy in the 1980s teen flick "Mannequin," local stylists Holly and Ron Hawkins of Ron Hawkins Salon are using mannequins to express themselves creatively. The two entered MATRIX Mannequin Mania, a nationwide contest sponsored by MATRIX that asked stylists to submit a mannequin that represented their personality and style. After being chosen as two of 12 Salon Team finalists out of nearly 10,000 entries, the pair are in the running to win $25,000 and a day with stylist Tabatha Coffey, star of Bravo's "Tabatha's Salon Takeover."

Voting for the contest runs through Oct. 31. Anyone age 18 and up can vote online at or via text by texting "Hawkins" to 49737.

Refresh yourself, mom!

After giving birth several years ago, Love in Bloom Maternity owner Ele Wells Roberts wasn't feeling quite like herself. Experiencing one of those frumpy days many new moms have post-baby, Wells decided to treat herself with a makeover at the Bobbi Brown makeup counter. After a little pampering in the makeup chair, she left feeling rejuvenated.

Wells wanted to share that experience with others, so she's hosting an afternoon of makeovers from Bobbi Brown makeup artists at Love in Bloom Maternity from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Food and beverages will also be served. Appointments are recommended, but not required. Love in Bloom Maternity is at 4035 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh. 881-2121

Suit up, mister!

Founded by Italian master tailor Adriano Roberti, Adrian Jules offers custom-cut, custom-fit suits and other pieces for men. Liles Clothing Studio in Raleigh's North Hills will feature new pieces from the label during a trunk show, Friday and Saturday. Attendees will get to see some of the latest styles from the brand, and order their own custom-made pieces.

Liles Clothing Studio is at 4350 Lassiter at North Hills, Suite 106, Raleigh. 510-5556,

Take a spa day

If you've dreamed of a spa day, but didn't have the cash to make your fantasy come true, this may be your week. Dozens of local spas, yoga studios and Pilates centers are drastically reducing prices this week for SpaFinder Deal Days, a Wellness Week.

Today through Sunday, participating spas and salons will offer discounted services, such as keratin treatments at Douglass Carroll Spa and Salon in Raleigh for $112.50 (rather than the regular $225), and purifying custom facials at Natural Body Spa & Shoppe in Raleigh for $50 (versus the regular $80).

For more information, and to see a list of participating spas and deals, visit .

Jewelry of right vintage

Joint Venture Jewelry holds its annual vintage jewelry show today through Oct. 2. The show features more than 300 pieces from the Victorian era, the 1920s and the 1940s. The store will also offer empty antique mountings for customers to use in setting their own stones.

Joint Venture Jewelry is at 2042 Renaissance Park Place, Cary. 678-0092,

New places to shop

Shopping just got a little less expensive in the Triangle. Budget-priced retail chain Rugged Wearhouse is opening two locations in Raleigh and Cary. The Raleigh location is in the Pleasant Valley Promenade, 6250 Glenwood Ave., and the Cary location is in Crossroads Plaza, 337 Crossroads Blvd. Both open Thursday.

Rugged Wearhouse sells brand name clothing, footwear and home accessories at deeply discounted prices.

American in Paris

Wick Morgan, co-owner of Spectacle, the luxury eyewear shop in North Hills, is attending the Silmo World Optical Fair in Paris on Thursday through Sunday. The fair, among other things, promotes innovation and creativity in eyewear. Morgan is said to be the only North Carolina eyewear specialist to attend the show, and one of only a few from the U.S.

Morgan opened Spectacle, along with Gregor Owen, a licensed optician, in 2008. The store is at 4209 Lassiter Mill Road, Suite 110, Raleigh; 783-5863,

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