Ann TaylorAnn Taylor enthusiasts: there’s a new Ann coming to town ... the first concept store of the boutique’s kind in Charlotte. Set to open on April 19, the new store within SouthPark Mall will set the scene with white-washed maple hardwood floors, crystal chandeliers and modern tufted furniture, accented with feminine fixtures. Styling rooms will be complete with luxe ottomans, plush carpeting and a proprietary lighting system coupled with marvelous mirrors, a flattering feature. Dedicated stylists will be on staff for walk-ins and appointments and can assist in customizing a complete look for clients.• Ann Taylor, SouthPark Mall 4400 Sharon Road 704-364-7500BLACKLIONCraving chocolate confections? Or desiring delicious desserts? Then you won’t want to miss the second annual Sweet Tooth Festival, a celebration of all things confectionary. Hosted inside BLACKLION’s Pineville location, this is your chance to sample and snag some of the finest cupcakes, candies, cookies and more. All-inclusive tickets include a private shopping/tasting experience throughout the store, deluxe sampling, cooking demonstrations, a lounge, and a red carpet. Tickets are $30 with a portion of proceeds benefitting the Regional AIDS Interfaith Network. Sweet Tooth Vendors thus far include winner of the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” Cupcrazed Cakery, Sweet Elations, The Secret Chocolatier, The WOW Factor Cakes, Think Chocolate and more. Event to be held 7 p.m. March 9.• BLACKLION 10605 Park Road Charlotte, NC 28210 www.sweettoothfestival.comLA EastCasual yet chic but not stuffy is what L.A. East, a women’s and men’s boutique in Blakeney offers. Enjoy the a pool table and beer on tap while shopping the big sale going on throughout March. Save up to 75 percent on fall and winter dresses, tops, jeans, boots and jewelry. Find fine designers such as Bailey 44, Sky, Splendid, Hale Bob, Analili, Ella Moss and Citizens Jeans. • LA East 9852 Rea Road, Suite C1 www.laeast.netGreen Jeans Consignment SaleStock up on spring and summer staples at more than 90 percent off. The bi-annual consignment sale returns to the Queens University Sports Complex March 8 - 10 and offers more than 12,000 brand name and designer items ranging from clothing, shoes, jewelry, handbags and accessories. Look for labels such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, St. John and more. Visit www.greenjeansale.com for sale hours. • Green Jeans Consignment Sale 2229 Tyvola Road 704-650-8126 www.greenjeanssale.comThe Spice ShopCalling all cooking connoisseurs: The Savory Spice Shop will host The Art of Sausage Making 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 22. Grind, spice, case and cook with Chef David Quintana of Kobe’s Creations as he shows the secrets behind sausage making. Tasting and recipes will be provided; cost is $20 per person and advance registration is required. • Savory Spice Shop Atherton Mill and Market 2000 South Blvd. Suite 150 980-225-5419 email@example.comColdwater CreekColdwater Creek has some hot sales coming up. The weekend of March 9-10 is their One Creek Event, an opportunity to save 35 percent on your purchase. From casual clothes to dressy day or night wear, and even accessories for the home, everything in the store will be on sale during the event. Enjoy light refreshments while pondering purchases. • Coldwater Creek 9830 Rea Road 704-540-4794 www.coldwatercreek.comNordstromSavvy shoppers will be stoked about Nordstrom’s new brands coming to the favorite department store. Head to the Savvy department where you’ll find right-this-second fashions at good prices. Find MinkPink, ASTR, Mural and Viva Vena. Vena Cava’s diffusion line in addition to some Nordstrom exclusives – Leith and Tildon – is priced from $19 - $98. Current brands generally housed in Savvy will still remain. • Nordstrom, SouthPark Mall 4400 Sharon Road 704-442-6000 www.nordstrom.comThe Post Closet Consignment SaleClean out your kid’s closet or make room for more. The twice-yearly event is ideal for those seeking gently used smocked, boutique, home show and name brand clothing in excellent condition. Find fine children’s clothes that aren’t at full price or sell your stuff and get cash back. See website for brands you can expect; sizes run from newborn – 18. Public sale will be held from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Match 2; 30 perfect off select items sale is from 5 – 8 p.m.• The Post Closet Consignment Sale South Charlotte Banquet Center 9009 Bryant Farms Road 704-299-3097 www.theposhclosetsale.com.
Friday, Feb. 22, 2013
1 new store plus plenty of sales in Charlotte
A new Ann Taylor concept store is coming to SouthPark Mall; set to open April 19. COURTESY OF ANN TAYLOR