A new month means festivities in downtown Raleigh for First Friday. Here’s the skinny on some of the more fashionable events:
▪ Moon and Lola will debut its new limited-edition Bourbon and Bowties collection with a soiree from 6 to 9 p.m. Attendees will score 20 percent off storewide during the event. Moon and Lola is at 208 S. Wilmington St.; 919-322-4277.
▪ High Cotton will serve Cheerwine and Moonpies along with deals during its First Friday Midsummer Sale from 5 to 9 p.m. Discounts include buy two bow ties, get one free; buy two neckties, get one free; and buy two T-shirts, get one free. High Cotton is at 19 W. Hargett St., Suite 100; 919-817-8319.
▪ The Handmade Market returns to Market Hall in City Market, but with a new name and concept: Urban Vintage. The new market includes vintage clothing, housewares and more from My Vintage Gems, Raleigh Vintage, Posy Market and more. The market will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. First Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Visit thehandmademarket.com for more details.
Trunk show at Dovecote
Dovecote boutique in Pittsboro’s Fearrington Village kicks off its fall trunk show series Saturday and Sunday with handmade belts and scarves from Suzi Roher. For more information, call 919-542-1145.
Joint Venture party
Cary’s Joint Venture Jewelry celebrates its 17th anniversary this week with a sip-and-shop event during its regular Winesday Party on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Attendees can enjoy wine along with discounts for the store’s anniversary sale, which runs through Aug. 22. Visit jointventurejewelry.com for more information.
Bailey’s is cool
Bailey’s Fine Jewelry has a new claim to fame – it was named one of “America’s Coolest Jewelry Stores.” Jewelry industry publication INSTORE named the Raleigh jeweler to its list of exceptional independent jewelers. Stores were chosen based on exterior and interior appearance, store biography, advertising, website and overall individuality. Bailey’s has locations in Cameron Village and Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh, plus Fayetteville, Greenville and Rocky Mount.
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