Twin sisters Ashley Faries and Amanda Almazan have created a retail store out of their passion for turning vintage items into unique home decor.
The 24-year-old sisters, along with a friend, Nam Pham, and their brother, Robert Faries, have opened LuckyPie Gallery at 145 W. Chatham St. in Cary.
Faries said she and her sister have dabbled in revamping vintage pieces since childhood and more recently have been making items in Almazans garage. After a few trips to the flea market they realized opening a store would offer an outlet for their passion.
The store features a wide assortment of items, including chandeliers made out of straws and coffee filters. In addition to their own work, LuckyPie also sells items from other local artists.
Weve got a lot of stuff on consignment all by local crafters and artists, said Ashley Faries. Our kind of niche is doing the more upcycled decor.
The store opened during Carys Lazy Daze festival in August.
Especially for the area, were a bit different stylewise, Ashley Faries said.
Dress Barn at Northgate mall in Durham will open with a new expanded store on Friday. The expansion will combine two current Dress Barn stores (Dress Barn and Dress Barn Woman) into one 7,258-square-foot location selling a larger selection of clothes, accessories and shoes. The new store takes over two retail spaces between Macys and Lane Bryant with outdoor exposure to the mall at Gregson Street. Teachers will receive a 20 percent discount off their entire purchase of regular-priced merchandise on Saturday.
Staff writers Amy Rue and David Bracken
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