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

Stylin': Resort chic boutique Lori + Lilu opens in Cameron Village

CorrespondentMarch 12, 2014 

Lori Lecker, owner of Lori + Lulu. The shop specializes in casual, beachy looks.


Resort chic boutique Lori + Lulu recently opened in Raleigh’s Cameron Village. The shop, which is owned by Lori Lecker and also has a location in Amelia Island, Fla., specializes in casual, beachy looks from designers such as Barbara Lesser, Three Dots and Hale Bob. The store will celebrate its Triangle debut with a grand opening party from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. During the daylong event, shoppers can register to win a $250 gift card, plus gift certificates from local restaurants. Hors d’oeuvres will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. For more info, call 919-821-2000.

Mad Hat opens

Mad Hats recently opened in Northgate Mall in Durham. The store, owned by mother-and-son team Soheir and Eslam Eltohky, specializes in custom and brand-name men’s formal and casual hats, along with accessories such as belts, scarves, suspenders and other items.

Trunk shows

Saks Fifth Avenue in Triangle Town Center in Raleigh will host two trunk shows this weekend – Ralph Lauren Black Label on Friday and Stephanie Kantis on Friday and Saturday. For more details and to make an appointment, call 919-792-9100.

Fairy hair

Little girls (and grown ones, too) can add a little sparkle to their hair at Nofo at the Pig’s Fairy Hair event, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Attendees can get colorful, shiny strands added to their own hair. The prices are $10 for 5 strands or $20 for 10. Appointments are encouraged. To reserve a spot, call 919-821-1240. Nofo at the Pig is at 2014 Fairview Road, Raleigh.

Style workshop

Local stylist Mary Michele Nidiffer will talk about spring trends during her Secrets of Style Live workshop, “How to Rock the Spring Trends,” on Thursday, March 20. During the session, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Raleigh’s Lafayette Village, attendees will learn about the best spring trends for their bodies, and get a chance to shop for spring looks from local vendors. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free, but attendees must RSVP by emailing

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