Though some of us may not be ready, the holidays are right around the corner, and local businesses are kicking off the shopping season this week with open house events.
▪ Cameron Village hosts its annual Holiday Open House 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17. In addition to discounts and special events at participating stores, shoppers can enjoy live music, magicians, aerialists, a snow slide, a Ferris wheel and a visit from Santa. During the event, those who spend $100 or more will receive a $25 Cameron Village gift certificate. Visit shopcameronvillage.com for more info.
▪ Coinciding with the Cameron Village event, Bailey’s Fine Jewelry will host its own seasonal soiree, Nov. 17-19. Festivities include a Forevermark trunk show of new diamond jewelry styles, as well as the Early Christmas Shopper’s Spree, with discounts up to 50 percent. Call 919-829-7337 to learn more.
▪ Neighbors Cute Buttons Gift and Paper Boutique and Pink Magnolia boutique in Morrisville mark the season with a joint holiday open house, 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18. Shoppers can enjoy nibbles and discounts on the stores’ clothing, accessories and more. Call 919-462-9618 for details.
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Women’s Wednesday Lunch Break
Dress Six Forks looks to spice up Hump Day this week with its Women’s Wednesday Lunch Break, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16. Attendees can check out new pieces from Sweetie Pie Jewelry during a trunk show, while noshing on snacks, mocktails and wine. There will be discounts throughout the store during the party. For details, call 919-945-4997.
Shopping for Success
Triangle fashionistas have long known the Dress for Success Excess Inventory Sale as a place to score big deals on designer duds. Now the organization has expanded the sale with the Shop for Success Pop-up Store, Nov. 17-19, along with the inventory sale on Nov. 19. Held in Durham’s Northgate Mall, the pop-up store features high-end designer clothing and accessories for women not found at the inventory sale. The pop-up is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 17-18 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 19 in suite 246 near Sears, while the inventory sale will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 19 in suite 248. Shoppers can get early access at 9 a.m. to the inventory sale with a $20 donation. All proceeds benefit Dress for Success’ work to assist unemployed and in-need women in the Triangle. For more info, call 919-286-2128.
The Pop-Up Raleigh Market returns Saturday, Nov. 19, outside Trophy Brewing and Taproom. Local artisans and crafters sell handmade wares that can include clothing, jewelry, accessories, gifts and more, along with vintage pieces. The market will be open noon-5 p.m., and there will be food trucks on hand and beer from Trophy. Admission is free. For the latest list of vendors, visit facebook.com/popupraleigh.
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