Style: Durham markets highlight the work of local designers and crafters

Two shopping events this week highlight the wares of local designers and crafters. Here’s the skinny:

▪ More than 60 North Carolina makers and vintage vendors will gather at the Durham Armory for the Spring Patchwork Market, noon-5 p.m. April 2. Shoppers can peruse new and vintage clothing, jewelry, soaps, gifts, furniture and more from companies that are selected to participate in the market through a juried process. Vendors include Two Thirteen Shop, Dear Life Designs, Red Bird Goods, Metamorphosis Metals and Gibson Girl Vintage, among others. Admission is free. For more info on vendors, visit

▪ Locally-made sustainable products take center stage at the Eco Style Pop-Up shop at Liberation Threads in Durham, through April 9. Participating vendors include clothing from Reid Miller and Rivtak, and Fillaree soaps, lotions and cleaners, among others. Admission is free. Info:

Fashion Exposé

Student designers from the N.C. State College of Textiles’ African American Textile Society (AATS) will compete on the runway for scholarships during the annual Fashion Exposé, 7-10:30 p.m. April 6. Held in the Talley Student Center ballroom, the event marks its 20th year of showcasing emerging designers and their collections. Tickets are $5-$20 and available at Ticket sales end April 5.

Fashion Show

New warm-weather styles hit the runway at Anthropologie in North Hills for a spring fashion show, 6-8 p.m. April 6. Seating for the show is limited; call 919-787-3884 to reserve a spot.

Sip and See

Dovecote Style’s Sip and See series continues this week with casual-chic knit jersey clothing from Corinne Collection, April 8-9. Shoppers can enjoy wine while checking out the latest dresses, separates and more from the collection at the Pittsboro boutique. For details, call 919-542-1145.

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