If you were a teen girl in the 1980s or 1990s, chances are your fashion world revolved around one iconic mall staple – The Limited.
And as the era of malls began to wane, one of its most recognizable retailers felt the pinch of changing retail times. The Limited filed for bankruptcy and closed all its stores last year.
But the brand has new life, thanks to a new distribution agreement with Charlotte-based department store, Belk. Belk has announced that The Limited brand has relaunched at the store, both in-store and online. The brand will be managed as one of the retailer’s private labels, and the relaunch includes plus sizes – something not previously carried by The Limited in its former incarnation. Petite and tall sizes will also be offered.
Currently, The Limited branded clothing is available in 150 Belk stores, and 74 additional outlets will be added next year. To see the collection, visit belk.com.
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South boutique in Chapel Hill hosts a trunk show of Clara Williams Jewelry from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 12. The collection features necklaces with magnetic clasps, enabling the wearer to add embellishments to the look. For details, call 919-240-5475.
Bailey’s hosts two big events this week. First, the David Yurman Enchanted Holiday Event – noon-8 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Crabtree Valley Mall location – features the latest collections from the famed jeweler, plus a gift with qualifying purchase. On Dec. 16 at the Cameron Village location, Bailey’s hosts a trunk show of new pieces from John Hardy. For more information, visit baileybox.com.
Holiday Open House
Peter Millar in North Hills celebrates the season with a holiday open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 14. Shoppers can enjoy hot chocolate and cookies, and free gift packaging will be available, too. Call 919-571-2727 for more info.
Brides-to-be looking for a sweet deal on the dress take note: Alexia’s Bridal Boutique in Raleigh is holding its annual sample sale through Dec. 23. Designer gowns are discounted 30 to 70 percent off retail price, with some styles starting at $995. Sample sale gowns fit sizes 2-8. To reserve an appointment, call 919-829-5900.
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