Style Watch: Boutique bargains benefit local women

Boutique looks will be featured at the Dress for Success spring sale on May 20.
Boutique looks will be featured at the Dress for Success spring sale on May 20. Kasi Lee

Dress for Success Triangle NC hosts its spring boutique sale on May 20 at Northgate Mall in Durham. A bit different from the organization’s seasonal inventory sales, this event features new and gently-used higher-end items – the type of clothing and accessories found in boutiques. This week’s sale highlights some of the big trends for spring – such as yellow and pink – with an area highlighting those looks.

Proceeds from the sale benefit Dress for Success’ efforts to help local women in need get back on their feet and find jobs. Visit for more information.

Bridal Trunk Shows

Alexia’s bridal boutique in Glenwood South hosts two big events this coming week. The store will have new gowns from the fall collection of venerable designer Vera Wang for a trunk show May 18-20. Customers will receive incentives with purchase during the event. Also on May 18, the store kicks off its debutante event, featuring gowns ideal for deb balls starting at $500. The event runs through June 3. To make an appointment for either, call 919-829-5900.

Traditions by Anna bridal boutique in Raleigh will have new gowns from the Legends Ramona Keveza collection for a trunk show, May 19-20. Appointments are required; to RSVP, call 919-783-8652.

Fundraiser for the pups

Peachy Keen goes to the dogs next weekend with its Slobbers and Stripes Pup-A-Palooza, from 1 to 4 p.m. on May 20. The Cary boutique will serve hot dogs and beer, host a fashion show, silent auction and raffle, all to benefit the nonprofits Paws in the City, Wags 4 Tags and efforts to rescue dogs from kill shelters across the state. For more info, call 919-678-0092.

My Heart’s Desire opens

My Heart’s Desire – which sells accessories for women and children – recently opened in Durham’s Northgate Mall. The locally-owned business carries jewelry, handbags and sunglasses, along with body oils and incense. The store is in suite 210, near entrance 10. Call 919-286-5395 or visit to learn more.

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