The season brings more trunk shows

CorrespondentOctober 17, 2012 

Gena Chandler welcomes J Brand to the store for a trunk show of their latest jeans and ready-to-wear pieces from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Oct. 18.


The fall trunk show season is in full swing and there’s another batch of great shows coming up this week. Here’s the rundown:

• Gena Chandler welcomes J Brand to the store for a trunk show of its latest jeans and ready-to-wear pieces 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 18. All the fall styles and washes of the label’s premium denim will be available, plus its new line of sweaters, T-shirts, outerwear and more. With every purchase, shoppers will receive a free gift and be entered into a raffle to win a pair of jeans. Gena Chandler is at 4209-106 Lassiter Mill Road, Raleigh. 919-881-9480,

• Shoppers can get a peek of the winter looks from Worth New York while helping out local women during the Worth winter trunk show and Dress for Success donation drive, through Oct. 18. Customers are encouraged to bring new or gently used professional wear – everything from suits to scrubs – to donate to the charity, which helps women in need find clothing for jobs and interviews. The Raleigh show is by appointment only, and appointments can be made by emailing or

• Saks Fifth Avenue in Triangle Town Center has several big trunk shows this week. It all starts with husband-and-wife designers Tom and Linda Platt, bringing their mod women’s designs for a show Oct. 18-19. Also on Oct. 19, a representative from Kay Unger will be in the store to debut the fall collection and offer private styling sessions. And in jewelry, watchmaker Bertolucci will have a show of its latest pieces on Oct. 19. For show appointments, call 919-792-9100.

• Dovecote boutique’s fall trunk show series continues this week with Moroccan jewelry, home goods and beauty products from La Bedouine Lifestyle and art by Brenda Behr. Both will be in the shop, in Pittsboro’s Fearrington Village, on Oct. 19-20. For more info, call 919-542-1145.

Nightie day

Things will get a bit racy this weekend at Nordstrom in Durham for “Frill Seekers,” Oct. 19-20. During the event – 10 a.m.-8 p.m. in the lingerie department – shoppers can reserve personal styling and fitting appointments, and those making purchases of $50 or more will receive a free gift. For more information and to reserve an appointment, visit

State of independence

Local crafters and artisans will bring their wares to The Streets at Southpoint this weekend for the Durham mall’s Indie Fair, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Oct. 20. Handmade jewelry, accessories, beauty products, home décor and more will be among the offerings at the event, held in the mall’s center court. For more information, call 919-572-8800 or visit

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