Glenwood South boutique Cat Banjo will close its doors on July 31.
But the closing of the Raleigh shop isn’t the end. Fans of the boutique well know owner Debbi Cochran’s dedication to helping animals. She plans to devote more time to that mission through her Mona Pants Foundation, which raises money for rescue groups and animal shelters through its online boutique (monapantsshop.bigcartel.com). Cochran also will hold monthly pop-up shops at Revolver Consignment Boutique on First Fridays, September through December, with less frequent events after that.
In the meantime, Cat Banjo fans can score big deals on remaining merchandise, fixtures and more through the end of the month. The location is 122 Glenwood Ave.
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Shoppers can visit nearly two-dozen Triangle boutiques at the Boutique Blowout Friday at Market Hall in downtown Raleigh’s City Market. Boutiques such as Galatea, Peachy Keen, Oak City Collective and Cute Buttons will sell excess inventory at discounted prices. Hours are 5 to 9 p.m., with early access for VIP ticket holders at 4 p.m. Tickets are $5 and $10 for VIP, which also includes a goodie bag. For more information, visit shoplocalraleigh.org.
Raleigh stylist Mary Michele Nidiffer celebrates seven years in the business with a soiree this weekend at her Style Finder Boutique. On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., customers can enjoy cupcakes and other refreshments, door prizes, goodie bags and more. Style Finder is at 6801 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh.
Raleigh, you’ve got that youthful glow. According to a survey from Real Self, a site that reviews and lists cosmetic surgeons, Raleigh ranks sixth among “Top 10 Cities Where People Don’t Look Their Age.” The survey ranked cities with populations over 300,000 based on lifestyle factors that affect skin aging, such as sun exposure, stress, pollution, sleep, fitness and smoking and alcohol consumption. Minneapolis, Minn., ranked first.
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