Got a Passion for Fashion? Couture for a Cause Accepting Designer Applications

According to the Couture for a Cause website: Couture for a Cause is an annual fashion show and contest to benefit Activate Good (formerly ME³)! All funds raised at Couture for a Cause benefit Activate Good and our programs. Local designers are paired with Activate Good nonprofit partners to create outfits inspired by the mission […]

{Movers & Shakers} Lots of Retail Happenings in Store for August!

July is almost over, but that’s ok… because there is a lot to look forward to in August! Dress {Raleigh} closed its location on Glenwood South yesterday to pack all of their great consignment and new merchandise and move just a few miles away to their sparkly new location at Ridgewood Shopping Center (3528 Wade […]

{Holiday Weekend Update} Saturday, January 15, 2011 through Monday, January 17, 2011

My, my, my! I just got back in town from a quick two-day visit to Wilmington to work with my gal pal Lisa – the princess of sleep at Fred’s Beds – and it appears I’m back in town just in time! Check out all the happenings and of course, share these retail details with […]

Ask Lisa: Shopping for Shoes and Belt for the Little Lady

My friend, and fellow active Shop Local Raleigh-er, Robert sent me a great email a few weeks ago asking for my retail advice. Of course, I was happy to oblige! Robert wrote: “Lisa, I thought you may be able to point me in the right retail direction. Teresa’s birthday is approaching and I want to […]

Congratulations to Seaboard Wine!

Many, many congratulations are due to the gang at Seaboard Wine & Tasting Bar (one of my local wine retail favorites) on their approaching retail milestone – ringing up their 200,000th customer! I love this promotion they’ve come up with to celebrate and you can bet I’ll be stopping in often to see if I […]

$20 on the 20th Starts Today!

I’m so excited to share a fun grassroots local shopping campaign implemented locally by my friends over at Shop Local Raleigh, a non-profit organization (and part of the Greater Raleigh Merchants Association) that encourages local consumers to do their part in keeping their money right here in town by engaging in commerce with locally-owned and […]

{Giveaway} We have a Swagger Gifts winner!

At the end of August we posted a fun giveaway, chosen by I <3 Retail contributor, Renee! The lucky winner of the Anne Taintor goodies and $10.00 gift certificate to Cary’s Swagger Gifts (who entered herself  into our contest by commenting on facebook!) is none other than… Yay, Jill! This is perfect timing because this […]

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 […]

Got Plans Tonight?

If those plans include sitting at home holding down the couch… we’ve got a better suggestion! Tre Bella Inc. & North Carolina Museum of Art Hosts “Altar Ego…An Event All About You” Fashion Show See the new Museum of Art, some great summer fashions (featuring the latest styles in daywear, resortwear, eveningwear, and bridal fashion), […]

Local Retail Headlines: April 26th, 2010

That Jennifer Bringle at the N&O sure knows her stuff – read the full feature online at http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/04/19/440763/ready-set-trunk-show.html! Kristen’s Shoe Boutique in Cary Hosts Trunk Show to Benefit Dress for Success! From Jennifer’s article, “known for funky sandals and heels perfect for a weekend at the beach, Jack Rogers is a summer favorite for many […]