Upcoming trunk shows feature a visit from a famed shoe designer and chances to score special gifts for Mom.
▪ Shoe designer Donald J. Pliner and his wife and fellow designer, Lisa, will meet fans and debut new styles during a trunk show at Main and Taylor in North Hills Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Pliner recently announced his retirement, so this will be his final appearance at the Raleigh store. For more info, call 919-821-1556.
▪ Peachy Keen boutique in Cary celebrates moms with a Mother’s Day trunk show, featuring fair trade jewelry from the Noonday Collection on Friday from 4-7 p.m. During the event, shoppers can nosh on hors d’oeuvres and drinks, and get styled for professional photos by Em Grey Photography. Call 919-678-0092 for details.
▪ Mint juleps are on the menu for the Kentucky Derby-style Ippolita show at Bailey’s Fine Jewelry in Raleigh’s Cameron Village on Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Hats and Derby attire are welcome. Call 919-829-7337 to RSVP.
▪ Jackets with matching separates for day into evening from Nina McLemore will be in store at Fine Feathers boutique for a trunk show May 5-9. Fine Feathers is at 201 Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, 919-942-3151.
Fashion for Food show
Local celebrities hit the runway in summer fashions from Lilly Pulitzer, Marshalls and Jos. A. Bank during the Fashion for Food runway show and gala Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Holly Springs Cultural Center. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and desserts will be served. Tickets are $30 and benefit the Holly Springs Food Cupboard. To order tickets, call 919-285-9191 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
StyleFinder Boutique opens
Local stylist Mary Michele Nidiffer has offered fashion advice to Triangle women for years, and now she’ll offer clothing and accessories to go along with those tips at her StyleFinder Boutique, which opens Friday in Raleigh. The boutique carries clothing and accessories for women of all sizes, and offers Nidiffer’s personal styling advice to help customers choose the pieces that best accentuate their body types. The boutique is at 6801 Falls of Neuse Road.
New Sephora opens
Cosmetics retailer Sephora opens a new Triangle location inside J.C. Penney in Raleigh’s North Hills on Friday. The first 100 shoppers will receive a gift card with a mystery value worth up to $100, and the first 750 shoppers will receive a gift bag. The store opens at 10 a.m.
The Raleigh boutique Dogwood Collective celebrates its first anniversary with a soiree Saturday at 5 p.m. in the Blake Street store. Drinks and nibbles will be served, and attendees can check out spring styles from local and up-and-coming designers.
Belk Charity Day sale
Shop for a good cause this weekend during Belk’s spring charity sale, Saturday from 6-10 a.m. Local Belk stores will open early and offer discounts and giveaways to shoppers who purchase a $5 ticket. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit a variety of local nonprofit groups. To purchase tickets and learn more about the event, contact your local Belk store or visit belk.com/charitysale.
Habitat benefit sale
Tre Bella bridal boutique in Durham celebrates National Women Build Week with an event to benefit Habitat for Humanity on Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. During the event, 10 percent of sales will benefit the local Habitat for Humanity chapter, and representatives from the chapter will be on hand to sign up volunteers. For more information, call 919-323-7167.
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