Stylin’ Jennifer Bringle keeps up with the Triangle’s evolving fashion and trends

Stylin’: Dress ups the chic, donates to charity in Raleigh

CorrespondentJuly 17, 2013 

Dress, a designer consignment boutique in Ridgewood Shopping Center in Raleigh, is upgrading.

Dress has for years carried a variety of high-end and up-and-coming new and gently used clothing and accessories. Now, they’re adding a new shop-in-shop, called Dress Luxe. Dress Luxe features clothing and accessories from some of the most celebrated labels in fashion, such as Chanel, Valentino, Christian Dior, Thakoon, Jimmy Choo and others. Many pieces are new with their original tags, and a portion of the sales from Dress Luxe pieces benefits ma Cares (, a nonprofit that supports multiple efforts, such as rescuing and training dogs for use as service dogs for veterans and providing housing assistance for people struggling with homelessness. For more information, visit

Fall preview

Pandora in Crabtree Valley Mall will give shoppers a first look at its fall collection during the Fall Sneak Preview from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday. Shoppers can preview new styles while enjoying refreshments and giveaways. For details, call 919-571-2646.

Boutique Blowout Sale

Shop Local Raleigh’s Boutique Blowout sale brings a number of area boutiques together in one place Friday and Saturday at the Hampton Inn at Crabtree in Raleigh. Shops such as Peachy Keen, Clothes Hound, Frill, Scout & Molly’s and others will be on hand with discounted clothing, accessories and more. Sale hours are 5-8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $10 for Friday VIP access and $5 for Saturday. For more info, visit

Sample sale

Brides-to-be can score big savings on wedding gowns at Traditions by Anna’s sample sale on Saturday. Sample dresses range in size from 4 to 12 and cost up to 75 percent less than the original retail price. Sample gowns must be paid in full the day of the sale. To reserve a fitting room, call 919-783-8652.

Designers Uptown Market

The Designers Uptown Market returns to Raleigh’s Lafayette Village this month with local artists and designers selling handmade jewelry, clothing, accessories and more. The market will be open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and admission is free. For details, visit

Makeup events

Triangle makeup counters will be busy this week with an assortment of big cosmetic events. Here’s a sampling:

• A makeup artist from Lancome will give complimentary makeovers at Saks Fifth Avenue in Triangle Town Center on Thursday. To make an appointment, call 919-792-9100, ext. 5371.

• Nordstrom at the Streets at Southpoint welcomes a makeup artist from YSL to the store for their YSL National Makeup Artist event, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. During the visit, customers can receive custom skincare and makeup consultations. To schedule an appointment, call 919-806-3700.

• The bareMinerals boutique in Crabtree Valley Mall will host bareMinerals makeup artist Noelle Carlton for their All Eyes on You Master Class, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Sunday. Carlton will share tips and techniques for transforming a day makeup look to an evening look using only five products. To reserve a seat, call 919-783-6782.

Pop-up Sunday

The Pop-up Sunday market returns to downtown Raleigh this weekend from noon-5 p.m. in the parking lot of Ornamentea on West Street. The market features handmade and vintage items from local vendors such as Patina South, Elizabeth Wingfield, MAV Design Concepts and others. For more details, visit

Lingerie fitting event

A fitting expert from Chantelle lingerie will visit Saks Fifth Avenue at Triangle Town Center for Chantelle Fit Day on Tuesday. During the event, customers can get personal Chantelle lingerie fittings. To make an appointment, call 919-792-9100, ext. 5333.

Styling workshop

Local stylist Mary Michele Little will help women find their personal style with her Discovery 101 workshop next Thursday, July 25. During the workshop, from 6-8 p.m., Little will help women find the best colors and cuts to fit their body type and face shape. The fee for the session is $297. For reservations, email

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