Bloggin’: Thursday, July 29th, 2010

A lot of local shoppers have certainly heard of the popular trend of blogging as a form of communication, but it still has a relatively small adoption rate, when compared to other tools like email and facebook. So I thought I’d share some cool blog finds from around the local area… all retail-inspired, of course, […]




{You’re Invited!} Swagger Gifts Fall Jewelry Preview – TOMORROW NIGHT!

Community Spotlight – Fall Jewelry Preview to benefit the Caring Community Foundation at Swagger Gifts! The best part about this is event is that not only are you getting a chance to take advantage of early deals on hot new pieces of jewelry that you’re going to love, but you’re also helping out a fantastic […]




First Friday is All About Local Goods Tonight!

Our choice for First Friday shopping! The First Friday Market… presented by IndieNC.com {facebook} is the place to visit for LOTS of unique local finds tonight! Located at 131 S. Wilmington Street (in Downtown Raleigh), this once-a-month market features emerging designers, iced coffee, and live music from Mike Roy and Rob Watson this evening from […]




Are You Team Edward or Team Jacob?

Whether you’re Team Edward or Team Jacob (or Team “I’ll Shop for Any Great Cause!”), tomorrow night’s Girls Night Out at Swagger Gifts is for you! Eclipse Girls Night Out & Red Cross Fundraiser! Tuesday, June 29th – 6:00pm until 8:00pm With the release of Eclipse, the third movie in the Twilight series, the girls […]




Didn’t I just read that Thursday has become the new Friday? I believe.

Our resident Green Goddess, @needaisy, weighs in on tonight’s activities in town! My inbox has been overflowing today with invitations for tonight. An event I won’t be missing however, is Travel the Village which runs from 5:00pm until 8:00pm on Daniels Street in Cameron Village. If you love the Village as much as I do, […]




Weekend Goodness Around Town!

It’s NC… I realize many of you are using every weekend to migrate to the beach or the lake… but if you’re staying in town this weekend, make sure to add these boutiques to your shopping agendas! Beleza {Raleigh/online} owners P. Dail and Sara invite all of their Saturday morning shoppers at the Cameron Village […]




Local Retail Headlines: May 24th, 2010

Here are the local tidbits from Jennifer Bringle’s weekly “Stylin’” in the N&O: North Hills Vermillion wants to help Triangle women prepare for the new season with its “Get Ready for the Summer” trunk show from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. The show features light, colorful clothing (think tunics!) and accessories, perfect […]




Local Flip Flops with a Cause

Summer must-have? Check! Eco-fabulous and a great cause? Check! Making our list of local brands that we love? Double Check! These flip flops have caught our attention several times over the past few weeks, courtesy of our friends at the News & Observer (Stylin’, GreenScene). In yesterday’s “Stylin’” feature, Jennifer Bringle wrote: Each year, millions […]




Fashion Show Recap: Fashion Unleashed

Everyone on the I <3 Retail team LOVES dogs! Our resident Green Features Editor, Renee, had the chance to attend Fashion Unchained this past weekend at Marbles Kids Museum in Downtown Raleigh to support a great (and locally-based) animal-welfare organization… the Coalition to Un-Chain Dogs! Here are her pictures from the event featuring summer styles […]




See You at Accessorize!

Tuesday, April 13th – Accessorize with Pi Phi! Join us on Tuesday, April 13th, from 2:00pm until 8:00pm for Accessorize with Pi Phi! We will be joining the fun as a vendor and hosting lots of FABULOUS giveaways, shopping with all of the great local retailers like Swagger Gifts, Beleza, Clothes Hound, and others who […]