A new Cameron Village boutique, The Local Squirrel, celebrates its grand opening with a soiree 6-8 p.m. Thursday.
The shop, which specializes in gifts with local flair, will offer music, lemonade, giveaways and more during the event at 2012 Cameron St., Raleigh. Call 919-610-3400 or visit facebook.com/thelocalsquirrel for more info.
Trunk show lineup
Gowns, accessories and more are on tap for this week’s trunk shows.
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▪ Bailey’s Fine Jewelry in Raleigh’s Cameron Village hosts a TAG Heuer trunk show coinciding with its onthly Date Night party Thursday, 6-8 p.m. Guys can check out the latest watch styles from the brand, and there will be hand massages from Skin Sense, along with wine and beer tastings, food and giveaways. For details, call 919-829-7337.
▪ Alexia’s Bridal Boutique in Raleigh will hold a Vera Wang Designer Spotlight Thursday through Saturday. The event will feature exclusive styles from the designer’s New York showroom, and customers will receive incentives with special order gowns. Spaces are limited; to schedule an appointment, call 919-829-5900.
▪ After a short hiatus, Dovecote Boutique in Pittsboro’s Fearrington Village resumes its spring pop-up shop series with bags from Alexandra Clancy, Saturday and Sunday. Designed by former television reporter and wife of author Tom Clancy, the bags feature clean modern lines in Italian leather. Clancy donates a portion of the profits from the bag line to charities supporting childhood education in low-income communities. For more information, call 919-542-1145.
Belk marks the season and the release of new menswear from Polo Ralph Lauren with a Celebrate Summer party, Saturday, noon-4 p.m. in the Crabtree men’s store. Customers can enjoy music and refreshments while checking out new styles from the brand. Call 919-782-7010 to learn more.
High Cotton Recognized by Google
Google recently released a report of the economic impact of web searches on businesses across the nation, breaking down statistics state-by-state. For its look at North Carolina, the search engine featured Raleigh-based High Cotton as an example of the impact of internet on small businesses. The company, which produces bow ties, neckties and other menswear pieces, attributed 50 percent of its revenue to internet business. The full report is available at economicimpact.google.com.
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