NEW YORK - Shopping in New York City this time of year is synonymous with dressed-up department stores, street vendors and outdoor holiday markets. Now there are even more retail destinations to delight Big Apple-bound shoppers.
Diane von Furstenberg is one of the rare designers who are truly household names, Most often associated with her iconic wrap dress, she's been dressing women in her instantly recognizable style for over 40 years.
Raleigh nonprofit Activate Good matches local designers with area charities for its annual Couture for a Cause fashion show. This year’s show features designers such as Holland Miller, Heather Nixon, Emily Kirchem and Anna Dougherty.
Two events this week prove stylish pursuits aren’t silly. “WALK: The Runway Series” returns to North Hills benefiting Backpack Buddies, and the Baubles and Bags sale helps the Pediatric Emergency Department at Wake Med.
Area trunk shows offer looks for fall, but there’s also some retail news in downtown Raleigh. And for the third straight year, Holly Aiken’s handbag company Stitch offers limited-edition bluegrass designs.
The second annual Ms. Full-Figured N.C. Pageant is set for Oct. 2 in Durham. The competition is an offshoot of the Ms. Full-Figured USA Pageant, and winners will be invited to compete on a national stage later this year.