Trunk shows abound at local stores

CorrespondentNovember 14, 2012 

Uniquities in Cameron Village will have cashmere, silk and wool scarves, shawls and wraps from Shawlsmith London in store Thursday.


Another week of trunk shows brings accessories and more to local stores. Here’s the lineup:

• Uniquities in Cameron Village will have cashmere, silk and wool scarves, shawls and wraps from Shawlsmith London in the store Thursday. The show coincides with Cameron Village’s holiday open house. Uniquities is at 450 Daniels St., Raleigh, 919-933-4426,

• Butler Custom Clothing will hold their annual holiday trunk show at the North Hills Club, Thursday and Friday. During the show – 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Thursday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Friday, shoppers can get the latest styles of custom clothing and casual wear from the local menswear company. Shoppers can donate a gently used sport coat to benefit StepUP Ministry and receive $300 off a new custom blazer. For more information, visit

• Durham’s Vert & Vogue showcases local designers Ashley Brodie Jewelry and Mill & Bird bags by Krissy Anderson during a trunk show Thursday and Friday. The opening night reception, 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, gives shoppers a first peek at new designs from both labels and a chance to meet the designers (plus refreshments). The show continues the next day from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. with the designers on hand much of the day. Vert & Vogue is at 905 W. Main St., Durham, 919-251-8537,

• Saks Fifth Avenue in Triangle Town Center hosts two big jewelry shows this week with Temple St. Clair Thursday and David Yurman on Friday and Saturday. Both shows will be from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. each day. To make an appointment, call 919-792-9100, ext. 5318.

Good deed, good person

Adore Designer Resale Boutique in Raleigh’s North Hills hosts a combination Hurricane Sandy relief fundraiser and celebration of local businesswoman and philanthropist Deborah Meehan from 7-10 p.m. Thursday. There will be a DJ, food, drinks and more. Attendees who donate a sweater to go to victims of Hurricane Sandy will receive $5 off any purchase. For details, call 919-896-6739 or visit

Cameron Village opens up

Get into the holiday spirit this week at Cameron Village’s Holiday Open House, from 5-8 p.m. Thursday. The shopping center will be hopping with live music, clowns, jugglers, snow, a performance by the Raleigh Boychoir and an appearance by Santa. During the event, shoppers will receive a $25 Cameron Village gift certificate when they spend $100. Details:

Excess for success

Dress for Success collects new and gently worn business attire for local women in need of appropriate clothing for the job search. While most of the donations they receive go directly to these needy women, some items go unclaimed and are sold during the charity’s annual Excess Sale, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at Northgate Mall in Durham. Shoppers can score big deals on women’s wear, including designer name pieces – $10 suits, pants and skirts for $4 or less, $3 handbags and shoes and jewelry for $2. For a $20 donation, get early access at 9 a.m.; at 3 p.m. shoppers can fill a bag for just $10. All proceeds benefit Dress for Success’ career development programs. For more info, visit

Tune in

Triangle-based style website, has taken their style advice to the airwaves with a new television show, “Triangle Fashion Rundown.” The show, which airs Saturdays at noon on public access channel 18 in Durham, channel 8 in Chapel Hill and channel 4 in Carrboro, highlights local designers and boutiques and offers shopping and style advice.

Salute the ‘stache

Blo Salon celebrates men’s health awareness month (also known as Movember) this month with a tribute to the moustache. Through Nov. 30, stylists will encourage awareness of men’s health issues by talking to clients about cancer screenings. Customers can purchase a “BeerMo” plastic beer bottle moustache clip for $3 with proceeds benefitting the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Blo is located at 8451 Brier Creek Parkway, Raleigh, 919-484-8600,

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