The Boulevard at South EndLooks from local designers can warm up your wardrobe. Head to The Boulevard at South End Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. to browse handmade headbands from Raw Sugar Couture and super hot song tag necklaces from Melvin Jewelry. Trunk show designers describe their looks as a mix of modern and vintage; all looks are one-of-a-kind. View accessory alternatives while snacking on bites and sips. • The Boulevard at South End 1440 S. Tryon St. Suite 100 980-219-7526 www.blvdatsouthend.com.Monkee’s Stow away the sandals and forget the flip-flops; warm weather beckons boots, and Monkee’s will be showing Frye Boots’ fall collection Aug. 29 - Sept. 1. Find knee-high boots from the company who has been creating long lasting leather boots and more for 150 years. Sips and sweets will be offered during the trunk show; get there early as most styles sell out. • Monkee’s 2839 Selwyn Ave. 704-379-7995 www.monkeesofmorrocroft.com.Olive This!In need of a girls night out? Plan for some “clean” fun with your gal pals on Sept. 6. at Olive This!, where Life Kneads will host an event from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. The hands-on evening will include a workshop where participants can mix their own salt and sugar body scrubs, scented with essential oils, while sipping wine and sampling snacks. Sign-up is required: www.lifekneadsinc.com. • Olive This! 6414 Rea Rd. 704-544-8099 www.olivethis.com.Our PlaceThe contemporary clothing boutique, showcasing edgy and couture casual and career clothes has two trunk shows: Aug. 29-31 will feature Betsy’s trunk show, with multiple lines and styles of jewelry. Prices will vary and so will styles. From Sept. 5-7 popular line Isda & Co.’s fall collection will be featured. Find designs best known for their “any-age cool” – sophisticated and urban, yet comfortable and wearable. Both shows will offer 10 percent off the featured items. • Our Place 6700 Fairview Rd. 705-554-7748 www.our-place.us.Southern Cutie PiesCheck out the collection of children’s clothing at the brand-new boutique in the Ballantyne area. Southern Cutie Pies offers trendy, unique wear for little (and bigger) ones including much-loved lines such as Deux Par Deux, Giggle Moon, Isobella and Chloe, Joyfolie, Kate Mack, Lelli Kelly, Lemon Loves Lime, Little English, Livie and Luca, Mayoral, Mud Pie, Mustard Pie, Paper Wings, Persnickety and more. In addition to clothes, shop the specialty store for children’s shoes and accessories. • Southern Cutie Pies 5335 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, #250 704-845-9380 www.southerncutiepies.com.KK Bloom BoutiqueSave big on stylish dresses and chic clothes at Selwyn-based boutique KK Bloom. The specialty shop is holding a sale Aug. 31 offering buy one item get the second at 20 percent off. Sale does not include jewelry or discounted items. • KK Bloom Boutique 2823 Selwyn Ave. Ste. E 980-428-6443 www.kkbloomboutique.com.HandPickedMonogram more and save more at HandPicked’s semiannual monogramming sale, starting Aug. 28 and running through September 30. From classics to new designs, the more you buy, the more you save. Get 15 percent off of the purchase of one monogram item, 25 percent off of the purchase of two and 30 percent off of the purchase of three monogram items. While checking out what’s in store, stop by the Dilworth location to see the recently remodeled store. • Handpicked Dilworth: 1721 Kenilworth Ave. 704-334-2037 Arboretum: 8040 Providence Rd. 704-541-1431 Blakeney: 9844 Rea Rd. 704-405-9780 www.handpicked.net.Charlotte Bridal ShowWedding on the way? Then don’t miss the Charlotte Bridal Show, held from 1-4 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Brakefield at Riverwalk. From planners to photographers, travel agents to transportation experts, find professionals in the industry all under one roof. Sign up for the giveaways and have a chance at winning a wedding package valued at over $8,000. Charlotte Bridal Show 1111 Brakefield Dr. Rock Hill, SC 29730 www.charlottebridalshow.com.
Friday, Aug. 23, 2013
Sales, special events all over Charlotte
Kiran Dodeja Smith is a freelance writer. Have a story idea for Kiran? Email her at email@example.com.
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