There are several great trunk shows taking place in the Triangle through the weekend:
• Vermillion boutique in Raleigh's North Hills welcomes womenswear designer Barbara Tfank to the store for a spring and resort trunk show on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Along with Tfank's pieces, Vermillion also will have a concurrent trunk show of vintage jewelry from Carole Tanenbaum. Appointments are encouraged; to reserve a time, call 919-787-9780.
• Sofia's Boutique in Carrboro expands with the grand opening of Sofia's Shoetique on Thursday at Carr Mill Mall. The shop will celebrate with a Fly London shoes trunk show that day from noon to 7 p.m. For more information, visit
• Silk taffeta evening wear from Marisa Baratelli will be in store at Fine Feathers Boutique in Chapel Hill for a trunk show Thursday through Saturday. The show includes pieces in a variety of designs and colors. For details, call 919-942-3151.
• Dovecote boutique's fall trunk show series continues this week with a show of jewelry by Anne Lightfoot on Saturday and Sunday in Pittsboro's Fearrington Village. Lightfoot's jewelry has an international flair and is made with natural materials. Call 919-542-1145 for more information.
'Project Runway' party
Justin LeBlanc will attend a "Project Runway All Stars Post-Premiere Viewing Party" at Person Street Bar Thursday night. LeBlanc, a Raleigh designer and teacher at N.C. State University, was the second runner-up on Season 12 of "Project Runway" and is a contestant on the current season of "Project Runway All Stars." The party, at 805 N. Person St. in Raleigh, begins at 7:30 p.m. Person Street Bar requires membership, which costs $5. Call 919-977-5953 for more information.
First Friday design event
High Cotton will display designs by students in the N.C. State College of Design and College of Textiles that were chosen as finalists in the boutique's second Collegiate Design Competition. The designs - a paisley pattern using a specific color palette - will be on display in the downtown Raleigh shop starting Friday. The designers will be on hand during a First Friday celebration, 6-9 p.m. Attendees can view and vote on the entries and enjoy food, drinks and more.
AdLib Antiques, which carries Native American jewelry, accessories, home decor and furniture, has moved from Raleigh's Five Points to Lafayette Village. The store's new address is 8480 Honeycutt Road, Ste. 116, Raleigh, 919-833-0611.
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