Raleigh handbag designer Holly Aiken has rolled out a limited edition collection of bags in honor of this week’s Hopscotch Music Festival.
The festival kicked off Thursday in downtown Raleigh and ends today.
The line features a geometric “H” pattern – a play on the festival logo – and is available in Sedan tote, Auxillary cross-body and Blast clutch wallet styles.
The bags will be available during the Hopscotch Festival at Stitch and Hopscotch merch tents at City Plaza, Lenoir Street and the Convention Center.
For more information, visit hollyaiken.com
Trunks and Such
The fall trunk show season kicks into high gear this week with a spate of events. Here’s the rundown:
▪ Belk in Cary Towne Center hosts a fall Le Vian trunk show featuring blue gems – cornflower ceylon and blueberry sapphires, as well as other colored stones. Discounts will be offered during the event. To schedule an appointment, call 919-467-5050, ext. 281.
▪ Kannon’s Clothing in Cameron Village hosts a Samuelsohn custom event, Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. A representative from the menswear brand will visit to present the company’s fall collection. Call 919-365-7074.
▪ Gilded Bridal in Raleigh will have new gowns from Kate McDonald for a trunk show Sept. 14-16. The Charleston-based line’s designer, Katherine McDonald, is a North Carolina native. To make an appointment, call 919-717-2674 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
▪ The fall trunk show series at Dovecote Style boutique in Pittsboro’s Fearrington Village continues this week with It Felt Scarves, Sept. 15-16. Made by Italy native and Cary resident Nadia Bevegni, the scarves incorporate silk remnants from Italian couture houses for a distinctive look. For more information, call 919-542-1145.
Mark Andrews Jewelers in Cary marks its 19th anniversary with a celebration sale Sept. 12-23, and a soiree on Sept. 21. On that day, the store will stay open until 8 p.m. and will serve snacks and drinks. Ten percent of sales on Sept. 21 will be donated to Anna’s Angels, a local nonprofit that raises funds for Down’s syndrome research. Shoppers also can enter to win a Moissanite pendant that will be given away on Sept. 23. Call 919-362-5515.
Dress for Success Sale
Shoppers can score deals on fall fashion – all while helping a good cause – during the Dress for Success Triangle NC Fall Boutique Sale, Sept. 14-16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. New clothing from LuLaRoe and The Flourish Market, as well as gently-used pieces from H&M, J. Crew, Ann Taylor, Ralph Lauren and more will be available. Proceeds benefit Dress for Success’ programs to help local women in need. The sale will be at 1812 Tillery Place, Raleigh. For more details, visit trianglenc.dressforsuccess.org.
Grand Opening Celebration
StyleFinder Boutique marks the official grand opening of its North Hills location with a celebration, Sept. 15-16. There will be refreshments, discounts and giveaways, including a $100 gift card. Call 919-454-3068 for details.
Pop-up Raleigh Market
The Pop-up Raleigh Vintage Market returns to Trophy Brewing in downtown Raleigh Sept. 16, noon-5 p.m. This month’s market features vintage clothing, jewelry and home decor from Two Vintage Souls Boutique. Admission is free. Go to popupraleigh.com.
High Cotton will hold a tent sale in the parking lot of its Glenwood Avenue offices on Sept. 16, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Shoppers will find deep discounts on T-shirts, polo shirts, neckties, bow ties and more from the Raleigh-based brand. The company also will debut its new Raleigh crest T-shirt.
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