Stylin': Holiday shopping that benefits you and others

CorrespondentNovember 28, 2012 

Each year, the Salvation Army of Wake County’s Angel Tree program provides new toys to thousands of children in need in the Triangle. This year, you can help while checking out holiday styles from Vestique at the Fashion for a Cause runway show Thursday. Held at the Oberlin Road boutique at 7:30 p.m., the event includes raffles, drinks and hors d’oeuvres, with an admission fee of either a $10 donation or a new toy valued at $10 or more for the Angel Tree program. For more info, visit vestique.com.

Party time

Peachy Keen boutique in Cary will spread a little seasonal cheer at their Holiday Gala, starting at 6 p.m. Thursday. During the event, shoppers can enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres, plus a mini fashion show at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 and redeemable for $10 store credit. RSVP required. To reserve a ticket, call 919-678-0092 or visit thepeachykeen.com.

The week in trunks

The holiday trunk show season continues this week with shows throughout the Triangle:

• Fall and winter styles from Worth New York will be available during a sample sale, 9:30 a.m.-noon Thursday. Shoppers can pick up some of the brand’s latest looks for 40 percent savings off retail prices. The sale is at 1515 Sunrise Ave. in Raleigh. To reserve an appointment, call 919-605-1062 or 919-417-6456.

• Saks Fifth Avenue in Triangle Town Center welcomes Gurhan for a jewelry trunk show from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. The jeweler’s latest holiday pieces in gold, silver and jewel tones will be available. To schedule an appointment, call 919-792-9100, ext. 5318.

• Dovecote boutique in Pittsboro’s Fearrington Village wraps up its fall trunk show series with bath and body products from Luxury Articles and Fragrance Co. (LAFCO) and jewelry from Tracy Mallon, Saturday and Sunday. For details, call 919-542-2121 or visit fearrington.com.

Nice and SAFE

Lavender and Lace in High Park Village hosts its annual benefit for SAFEchild Friday through Sunday. During the event, the store will accept donations for the nonprofit, which works to eliminate child abuse in Wake County. (A donation wish list can be found at safechildnc.org). Shoppers can also enjoy 20 percent savings storewide during the benefit. Lavender and Lace is at 1902 Bernard St., Raleigh, 919-828-6007, lavenderandlacelinens.com.

Local fare

Score handmade jewelry, handbags, coats, scarves and more from local artisans at St. Thomas More School’s annual Christmas Holiday Shoppe. The sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday in the Friends and Family Hall of St. Thomas More Church (940 Carmichael St., Chapel Hill), will benefit the school’s educational programs. Admission is free.

Open this box

Bailey’s Fine Jewelry in Cameron Village has two big events slated this week. On Saturday, the store will host a David Yurman trunk show from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., featuring limited edition pieces from the jeweler. Then on Wednesday, they’ll welcome Heath and Landon Slane – North Carolina natives and the sister design team behind Slane Jewelry – for a personal appearance. For details, call 919-829-7337 or visit baileybox.com.

Charitable shopping

This holiday season, customers at Vaguely Reminiscent boutique in Durham can help their favorite local charity just by shopping. From Monday through Dec. 14, the Ninth Street clothing and accessory shop will donate 25 percent of all sales of clothing and shoes to a nonprofit of the customer’s choosing. For more information, call 919-286-3911.

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