The Triangles shopping scene has some new (or renewed) faces this spring.
• High Line boutique recently opened in North Hills. The shop specializes in Southern preppy wear for men and women, with brands such as Southern Tide, Darling, American Vintage and more. Owner Jesse Jenkins hopes to appeal to those who want classics at an affordable price.
I wanted to have a shop that almost everyone could come in and find something, so I carry items at a variety of price points, he says.
High Line is at 4361 Lassiter at North Hills Ave., Suite 105, Raleigh, 919-784-0110, thehighlineboutique.com.
• Husband-wife team Kyle and Megan Denis brought their love of the outdoors to downtown Apex with the opening of Apex Outfitter and Board Co. The N.C. State grads reworked the former Tobacco Road Outdoors shop to include up-and-coming regional labels such as Southern Marsh and Southern Tide, along with perennial outdoor brands including Patagonia and The North Face. Apex Outfitter and Board Co. is at 225 N. Salem St., Apex, 919-267-9353, apexoutfitter.com.
• Galatea Boutique in Raleigh has moved to new, larger digs next door to its previous location in Seaboard Station. The shop will celebrate its grand opening Saturday with a Naot Shoes trunk show, music, refreshments and giveaways, including the chance to win a $100 gift certificate. Galatea is at 10 W. Franklin St., Raleigh, 919-833-8565, galateaboutique.com.
Design your wedding gown
Savannah bridal gown designer Faith Thornburg brings some of her latest designs to Belk Crabtree for a trunk show, noon-3 p.m. Saturday. Thornburg, who was one of the winners of Belks 2012 Southern Designer Showcase competition, specializes in custom gowns for her bridal clients. Shell meet with trunk show attendees who are interested in creating a custom design. For more information, call 919-782-7010.
Twice the fashion
Saks Fifth Avenue in Triangle Town Center will hold two big designer events on March 20. First, designer Rickie Freeman will make a personal appearance in the store 10 a.m.-3 p.m. during a preview of the spring Teri Jon Collection. During the event, Freeman will conduct personal styling sessions. To make an appointment, call 919-792-9100, ext. 5336. Elsewhere in the store, a representative from Akris Punto will be on hand 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for a luncheon and fashion show. To reserve your seat, call 919-792-9100, ext. 5393.
Help build a label
Life Kit Lifestyle Co., a Durham-based clothing and accessories label, will launch its Kickstarter fundraising campaign with a product showcase at 8 p.m. Saturday at Main Street Shoe Repair in Durham. The company will share the latest T-shirts, accessories and more from their brand as they seek to raise funds to produce their collection, visit trade shows and build a marketing campaign. For more info, visit lkallday.tumblr.com.
Those old bags
The Globetrotter in Cameron Village will collect donations of gently used luggage through March 31 to benefit the Raleigh Rescue Mission. Useable pieces with working zippers and closures will be accepted, and donors will receive 20 percent off a purchase of new luggage. The Globetrotter is at 417 Daniels St., Raleigh, 919-828-1226, theglobetrotter.com.
Among the best, again
Douglas Carroll Salon in Raleigh was named among Salon Todays Top 200 Salons in North America for 2013. This is the third year in a row that Douglas Carroll was honored. The list recognizes salons that show continued growth along with a reputation for offering excellent service using best industry practices. Douglas Carroll is at 6325-27 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh, douglascarrollsalon.com.
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