Local designers to appear on ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’

Kate Steadman and Sharon Bui (at right), owners of Raleigh-based Frill Clothing, visit the ABC series “Shark Tank” to appeal to the show’s investors.
Kate Steadman and Sharon Bui (at right), owners of Raleigh-based Frill Clothing, visit the ABC series “Shark Tank” to appeal to the show’s investors. ABC

Sharon Bui and Kate Steadman, designers of Raleigh-based dress and accessory line Frill Clothing, are taking their company to a national level this week with an appearance on the ABC show, “Shark Tank.” The duo, who design dresses and accessories for sorority and bridal functions, will appear on the show Friday at 8 p.m.

Spring trunk shows

If you’ve never been more ready to say goodbye to winter, the upcoming trunk shows have you covered with advance looks at swimwear, spring jewelry and evening wear.

▪ Uniquities in Raleigh’s Cameron Village will host a trunk show of L*Space by Monica Wise swimwear on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. Shoppers will receive a free keepsake bag and iPhone 5/5s case with any L*Space purchase, while supplies last. To learn more, call 919-832-1234.

▪ New evening wear from Frascara will be at Fine Feathers boutique for a trunk show Thursday through Saturday. Fine Feathers is at 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill; 919-942-3151.

▪ Savvi Formalwear in Raleigh will have new gowns from the CB Couture by Casablanca line for a trunk show on Friday and Saturday. Customers will receive a 15 percent discount on orders made during the event. To make an appointment, call 919-783-8911.

▪ The spring trunk show series at Dovecote boutique continues this weekend with jewelry from Betty James. The collection includes pieces with everything from vintage to ethnic inspiration. Dovecote is in Pittsboro’s Fearrington Village, 919-542-1145.

Style workshop rescheduled

The men’s style workshop, “The New Man Code: Navigating Today’s Rules on Men’s Style,” that was scheduled for last Thursday has been rescheduled to this week due to winter weather. The session, which will be led by stylists Kate Leser and Lisa Weisart, will be held Thursday (March 5) at 7 p.m. at the office of Linda Craft and Team Realtors in Raleigh. To RSVP, call 919-624-2294.

High Cotton spring release

High Cotton will celebrate the release of its new spring collection – including button-down shirts – during a soiree on Friday from 5-8 p.m. at its downtown Raleigh store. During the event, attendees can enjoy complimentary beer and a 10 percent discount on purchases, excluding made-in- North Carolina button-down shirts. Call 919-817-8319 for details.

Jewelry show

Joint Venture Jewelry in Cary will bring in hundreds of new and vintage mountings for its Remount Jewelry Show, March 6-14. During the special event, shoppers will receive 20 percent off all mountings. Appointments are strongly encouraged; call 919-678-0092 to reserve a time.

Pop-up shop

Gypsy Jule will hold a pop-up shop featuring new clothing from Alternative Apparel on Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. The shop will be part of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation celebration in Glenwood South, which will help raise funds and awareness of childhood cancer. For more details, visit

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