Last year, Durham entrepreneur Meghan Wagner realized her dream of owning a boutique by opening the Go Girl Shoppe a refurbished 1976 Shasta travel camper reworked into a traveling boutique. Now shes putting down roots, with a permanent booth in building No. 2 at the Raleigh Flea Market at the N.C State Fairgrounds.
We are so excited and will have lots of fun funky jewelry and home decor including funky sofas, chairs, signs, burlap runners, clothes you name it, we will have it, says Wagner.
Wagner will celebrate the booths grand opening Saturday with music, refreshments and a prize raffle.
For more information about the Go Girl Shoppe, visit gogirlshoppe.com.
The Handmade Market returns to downtown Raleigh Saturday with a lineup of local designers and artisans that includes Curtis Blake Leather, Flytrap, Judah Ross and Twist Style, among others. The market will be open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at 215 Wolfe St. in City Market, with a preview hour 10-11 a.m. with $5 admission. Attendees also can register to win several prizes with raffle proceeds going to Hospice of Wake County. For details, visit thehandmademarket.com.
This weekend, several fashionable events will give the Triangle a chance to indulge their love of style while helping others.
• Activate Goods annual Couture for a Cause fashion show pairs local designers with charities that serve as inspiration for their designs. This years show, at 8 p.m. Saturday at Marbles Kids Museum in downtown Raleigh, will feature a variety of local designers, such as Britt Nance, Sandy Chen, Claudia Corletto and Mallory Robinson, among others. Nonprofit partners include Artspace, Hospice of Wake County and Carolina Tiger Rescue. Project Runway contestant Justin LeBlanc will serve on the panel of judges. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door and $75 for VIP seating. For details and to buy tickets, visit activategood.org/coutureforacause.
• Belk shoppers can score deals this weekend while supporting a good cause during the Belk Charity Sale from 6-10 a.m.Saturday. During the event, customers can purchase a $5 ticket good for 20-70 percent off items in the store. In addition, the first 100 shoppers will receive gift cards worth $5-$100 and a chance to win a $1,000 gift card. All local Belk stores are participating and proceeds from ticket sales benefit local charities. For more information, visit belk.com/charitysale.
• Holiday fashion hits the runway Sunday at The Art of Styles third annual Holiday Charity Fashion Show benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The cause is near and dear to owner Kendra Leonard, who lost her husband to the disease. In addition to the fashion show, attendees can enjoy refreshments from local restaurants. Tickets are $25 in advance and $50 at the door with proceeds benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The event takes place in City Market at Cobblestone Hall, 215 Wolfe St., from 7-10 p.m. Attendees also can register to be bone marrow donors. To learn more, call 919-755-3333 or visit theartofstyleboutique.com.
Baileys Fine Jewelry in Cameron Village will have new items for men cufflinks, money clips and more from William Henry, in store for a trunk show Saturday. For more information, call 919-725-3111.