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Stylin’: Duchess Kate’s favorite boot designer hosts show at Saks

CorrespondentAugust 8, 2013 

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Act fast for an invitation to see the new fall line from one of Kate Middleton's favorite designers. Marvin K. appears Thursday at Saks Fifth Avenue in Raleigh.


Editor's note: This story gave an incorrect title for Kate Middleton. She is Duchess of Cambridge, not Duchess of Windsor.

Shoe designer Marvin K., founder and creative director of Aquatalia by Marvin K., will visit Saks Fifth Avenue in Triangle Town Center on Thursday. Marvin K.’s boots gained major attention in recent years after being worn repeatedly by the Duchess of Cambridge, formerly Kate Middleton. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the designer will debut his fall collection and offer personal styling to shoppers during the event. Customers also can enjoy cocktails and nibbles, as well as a gift with purchase. Call for appointment information: 919-792-9100, ext. 5351.

Trunk show

Traditions by Anna will host an “Everything Else” trunk show event Friday and Saturday. The show features veils, jewelry and accessories by Toni Federici, bridesmaid and rehearsal dinner dresses and men’s ties by LulaKate and mother-of-the-bride and mother-of-the-groom dresses by Lea-Ann Belter. To book an appointment, call 919-783-8652.

Marc Jacobs at Sephora

Celebrated fashion designer Marc Jacobs debuts his new beauty line at Sephora stores on Friday. This is the first full cosmetic line for the designer, who has a collection of fragrances under his name. Only available at Sephora, the line includes everything from concealer to nail polish. Sephora has locations in the Triangle at Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh and The Streets at Southpoint in Durham.

Girls Night Out

Soiree in the City Girls Night Out is a chance to have fun for a good cause from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at HUB Raleigh. Presented by Pink Pumps, Thik and Kurly and Natural Icon, the event includes shopping booths from local small businesses, beauty treatments at a beauty bar, drinks, desserts and more. Tickets are $5 at and a portion of the proceeds benefit Pretty in Pink, a local nonprofit that provides assistance to women undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

Bridal show

Brides-to-be can check out dresses, cakes, flowers and more from more than 150 area wedding professionals at the Southern Bridal Show and Expo at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. During the event, there will be hourly bridal fashion shows, cake tastings and more. Tickets are $8 online, $10 at the door and include a free subscription to Bride’s magazine. For information, visit

Anniversary celebration

Joint Venture Jewelry celebrates its 15th anniversary with a Wine Wednesday party from 1 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Attendees can enjoy complimentary wine from Triangle Wine Company, hors d’oeuvres and a 15 percent discount on purchases. Joint Venture Jewelry is at 250 Grande Heights Drive in Cary. For information: 919-678-0092 or

Cruise promotion

During the month of August, engagement rings at Bailey’s Fine Jewelry come with a pretty big extra – a free honeymoon. Now through Aug. 31, couples who purchase an engagement ring at Bailey’s will receive a five-day, four-night Royal Caribbean cruise. The offer is valid at all Bailey’s locations. For information, visit

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