Trend of the Week: The Skinny Tie

The skinny tie is popping up on the modern, well-groomed man more and more lately. {How do you feel about it?} Love it, hate it, or not quite sure yet? See lots more examples of the skinny tie in action in these Google search results: http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&source=imghp&biw=1280&bih=615&q=skinny+tie&gbv=2&aq=f&aqi=g10&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai= We’re discussing it over on the I <3 Retail […]

{Giveaway} Goodies from Swagger Gifts!

I’m so excited to announce that we have hit 300 fans/”likes”/(whatever you want to call yourselves!) on facebook this weekend! To celebrate, we’re having a little giveaway from Cary’s Swagger Gifts. Why? Well to celebrate, that’s why! (And it’s also because Mandy Becker, owner of Swagger Gifts — and recent Gifts and Decorative Accessories Retailer […]

{You’re Invited} Celebrate with Joint Venture Jewelry!

Established in August 1998, Joint Venture Jewelry is celebrating its 12th year in business with a special 12 percent off anniversary sale that runs until the end of the month – so you have a few days left to celebrate and shop! Joint Venture will take 12 percent off everything store-wide including merchandise, restorations, special […]

{Worth the Drive} Heather Garrett Celebration Sale in Downtown Durham

I was walking down Main Street in Downtown Durham a while back (heading to Beyu Caffe for a great to go cup of Alpine Berry Tea before a meeting) and saw the following in the window of Heather Garrett’s interior design studio and retail store. (Which, by the way, the store and its offerings are […]

{You’re Invited} Eat, Pray, Love Private Screening to Benefit Dress for Success Triangle NC

Calling all fans of Eat, Pray, Love (and/or Julia Roberts)! Looking for an invite to a private day-of-release screening (that also benefits a great cause)? Well consider yourself formally invited! Join our friends from Dress for Success Triangle NC for a private screening of Eat Pray Love on opening day, then check out Coquette in […]

More Weekend Updates: Sunday – August 8th, 2010

Ok, there’s just too much goodness out there this weekend to not warrant TWO weekend updates… so here goes! (PS – All of these updates came from facebook! Be sure to become a fan of these great local retailers and I <3 Retail, while you’re at it!) Wag Pet Boutique {Raleigh} Big sale! 50-60% off […]

Weekend Shopping Update: August 7th-8th, 2010

Unless you’ve been in hiding, you’re well aware that it’s tax-free weekend. Even retailers who don’t “technically” quality for the tax-free promotion are offering up discounts to attract shoppers, so let’s take a look at what’s happening besides tax-free this weekend – cool? Adore Designer Resale {Cary} has summer dresses marked way down! Extra 20% […]

{You’re Invited} Lots of Happenings in Raleigh Today!

Free fresh herbs at Beleza today – while they last! Stop by the fair trade boutique in Cameron Village Shopping Center early! For more info, visit the store’s blog online at: http://blog.shopbeleza.com/2010/07/free-fresh-herbs-from-our-garden.html -and- Shop the sidewalk and tag sale at the Shops at Seaboard Station! Lots of great choices there including Logan’s “One-Stop Garden Shop”, […]

{Worth the Drive} Stop What You’re Doing and Head to Durham for the School House Sale!

How’s that for most dramatic post titled ever? I’m dead serious, though! No matter if you’re a Wolfpack faithful (Let’s Go Pack!), Tar Heel, Blue Devil, Demon Deacon, Mountaineer, or Pirate (“Aaaaargh!” to my ECU girls!), School House has something for you. 50% off, $2.00 samples, beer, and an awesome back story? Rock on! Here’s […]

{New Boutique on the Block} More Updates on Madison in Cameron Village

Earlier this month we briefly mentioned that a new boutique (by the name of “Madison”) is coming soon to Cameron Village – and as of this morning, it looks like they are very close to opening their doors! I joined the Shop Local Raleigh gang for a breakfast meeting at Village Deli this morning and […]