South Charlotte

Shopping news: Pineville shop rallies for cure

Pineville Jewelry store supports BCC Rally 2011

Last month, Skatell's Manufacturing Jewelers in Pineville hosted an event to kick off Ballantyne Country Club's Rally for the Cure 2011. Skatell's owners, Mike and Donna Ealy, invited BCC Rally volunteers and their friends to a night of shopping and a preview of the custom pieces designed for the silent auction in September with a percentage of the evening's sales going to BCC Rally.

Skatell's has been involved with the Rally for the past six years, donating pieces to the annual auction. This generosity has contributed to BCC Rally being named the highest-earning Rally event in the nation for three consecutive years.

Rally for the Cure is a program of grassroots fundraising events held all over the country to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure in its efforts to increase breast cancer awareness and raise funds for research. Started eight years ago, BCC Rally is a weeklong series of golf, tennis, family and social events held in September.

Seventy-five percent of all funds raised by BCC Rally stays in Charlotte while the remaining 25 percent goes to Susan G. Komen headquarters for research. BCC Rally raised $168,000 last year.

To find out more about becoming a BCC Rally business partner or volunteer, visit

Skatell's Manufacturing Jewelers

9433 Pineville-Matthews Road


Mori Luggage and Gifts Opens in SouthPark mall

Mori Luggage and Gifts, an Atlanta-based retailer, will open its first North Carolina location in the Macy's wing of SouthPark mall on June 3.

The family-owned luggage retailer carries a wide selection of luggage and business cases by Hartmann, Tumi, Victorinox/Swiss Army, Briggs and Riley and Vera Bradley. Gift selections include writing instruments, travel accessories, packing folders, leather wallets, and jewelry boxes. The store will also provide special services such as engraving, monogramming, gift wrapping and corporate gift services. To celebrate the grand opening, the first 100 customers on June 3 will receive a Vera Bradley zip ID case.

Opening festivities will continue all month with special sale events and a customer raffle.

Mori Luggage and Gifts

4400 Sharon Road