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Pieces of spring and a peek at fall in this week’s trunk shows

CorrespondentMarch 20, 2013 

Raleigh shoppers can get a peek at fall fashion during Vermillion's Lela Rose trunk show, March 21-22.


Triangle shoppers will get a first look at fall fashion and a chance to rub elbows with several designers during this week’s trunk shows. Here’s the rundown:

• Shoe designer Donald J. Pliner will return to Main and Taylor for a trunk show 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday. Pliner will debut a line co-designed with his wife, Lisa, in addition to spring and summer shoes from his signature collection and men’s collection. Shoppers can score photos with the designer and get their purchases autographed. For more info, call 919-821-1556 or visit

• Monkee’s of Raleigh will welcome Susana Monaco Thursday for a trunk show of dresses, tops and more from her spring collection. Monkee’s is at 4158 Main at North Hills Street, Raleigh, 919-785-1400,

• Raleigh shoppers can get a peek at fall fashion during Vermillion’s Lela Rose trunk show Thursday and Friday. Vermillion will have dresses, skirts and more from the Texas designer, and every shopper who books an appointment will be entered to win a $1295 credit toward purchases from the fall collection. To make an appointment, call 919-787-9780.

• A representative from Tom and Linda Platt will visit Saks Fifth Avenue in Triangle Town Center 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday. During the event, shoppers can reserve personal styling appointments and preview new pieces from the label’s spring collection. To book an appointment, call 919-792-9100.

Do it eco style

Some of the area’s most eco-conscious clothing will hit the runway this weekend during the annual Redress Eco Fashion Show. The show, held at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Marriott City Center in Raleigh, will feature clothing and accessories by Marissa Heyl (Symbology), Jamie Powell (Revamp), Emily Kirchem (Edie Kaye) and Claudia Corletto (Corletto), among other local designers. Tickets are $20-$75. For more information, visit

Kudos and kindness

Durham’s Vert & Vogue has a lot to celebrate. The boutique recently renovated its Brightleaf Square showroom, and this week they’ll debut a house label women’s shirt line. The shop will mark the occasion by helping out the Urban Ministries of Durham, with 20 percent of all sales Saturday benefitting the nonprofit’s efforts to provide clothing, food, shelter and other services to people in need. Vert & Vogue is at 905 W. Main St., Suite 24-B, Durham, 919-251-8537,

Healthy and stylish

Peachy Keen boutique and Joint Venture Jewelry will host a celebration of health and wellness 3-6 p.m. Saturday. Representatives from Harmony Life reiki studio will offer wellness tips, and attendees can also get styling advice and enjoy refreshments. Donations will benefit the Pretty in Pink Foundation, which provides financial assistance to uninsured and underinsured breast cancer patients. Those who donate will be entered to win gift certificates from local restaurants Mura, Sono Japanese Restaurant, The Oxford, Dapper Style House, Cameron Bar & Grill and Zinda New Asian. For more info, visit

Look good, feel good

The Woman’s Club of Raleigh will host more than 50 vendors selling clothing, accessories, art and more during its Retail Therapy Show and Sale, Saturday and Sunday at the Woman’s Club headquarters. In addition to shopping, attendees can sample nibbles from local food trucks and rub elbows with local celebrities. Proceeds will benefit Dress for Success and other Triangle charities. For more info, visit

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