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Lots for men this spring in this week's local trunk shows

CorrespondentApril 3, 2013 

Popsicle Brights from the Stinson Bespoke trunk show at Liles Clothing


New spring looks will make their debut at several trunk shows this week. Here’s the skinny:

• Saks Fifth Avenue in Triangle Town Center has two big men’s trunk shows this week. First on Thursday, a representative from Armani Collezioni Made-to-Measure will visit from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to conduct personal styling appointments. On Friday, a rep from Ermenegildo Zegna will share the label’s spring/summer collection. To reserve an appointment during either show, call 919-792-9100, ext. 5384.

• Dovecote boutique’s spring trunk show series continues this weekend with vintage inspired jewelry from We Dream in Colour on Saturday and Sunday. Dovecote is at 2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro, 919-542-1145.

• Menswear designer Andy Stinson will be at Liles Clothing Studio in Raleigh for a meet-the-designer event Friday and Saturday. Stinson will bring new handmade pieces from his Stinson R. Ely Bespoke men’s pants collection. Liles is at 4350 Lassiter at North Hills Ave., #106, Raleigh, 510-5556,

• N.C. State grad and jewelry designer Mimi Kennedy Harris returns to Raleigh Thursday for a trunk show of her Chester NYC jewelry collection at Charlotte’s in Cameron Village. The show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., will feature new spring and summer pieces from the designer’s necklace collection. Info: 919-821-9828.

Models for Charity

Models for Charity members use their good looks to do good things in the Triangle community. They’ll continue that mission this weekend for a First Friday event at Coglin’s bar in downtown Raleigh 6-9 p.m. Friday. The models will wear spring and summer clothing from Apricot Lane boutique for an event designed to raise awareness for the fight to end human trafficking. Apricot Lane will provide bracelets and information from their partner, 3Strands Global, an international charity working to end human trafficking through education and assisting those at risk to find jobs. Tickets are $5 and benefit Partners Against Trafficking Humans North Carolina (PATH NC). More info:

Spring Fashion Show in Wonderland

Peachy Keen boutique in Cary will become a fantasyland this weekend for its Spring Fashion Show in Wonderland Saturday at 4 p.m. As the name suggests, the show will have an “Alice in Wonderland” theme, complete with high tea (plus wine and cupcakes), raffles and a runway show of spring fashions from the boutique. Tickets are $5-$15 and each ticket is good for $10 store credit. Tickets are available at

Rock and Shop Market

More than 100 North Carolina designers will convene at the Durham Armory Saturday for the annual Rock and Shop Market. From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., shoppers can peruse clothing, jewelry, art, furniture and more made by local hands; plus enjoy live music from bands such as J-Memory, The Al Strong Trio and the Durham Ukulele Orchestra. A fashion show featuring clothing from local designers is at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 and available at the door. The first 100 attendees will receive a free tote bag. Info:

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