An eclectic, lively art gallery, Maddi's is known for fine crafts and jewelry, both handmade by American artists, as well as a stunning selection of Southern folk art. On Feb. 2, the gallery is hosting the Have a Heart! event to benefit Pat's Place Child Advocacy Center. Shoppers can enjoy sweet nibbles, wine and soft drinks while perusing the pieces; they'll also receive a discount on any item with a heart motif. A portion of sales will be donated to Pat's Place as will proceeds from a silent auction, where guests can bid on sweets and treats from Maddi's neighbors on East Boulevard. The event will be held from 5 -8:30 p.m.
1530 East Blvd.
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Guliani's Fine Jewelry
Guliani's Fine Jewelry is offering 20 percent off sterling silver and pearl jewelry from Feb. 1-14, including brands such as Scott Kay Sterling and Artistry. Many items start at $100.
9816 Rea Road
Traditions Interiors and Accessories
Sharon Garfield started her business in interiors in 1992 in the sunroom of her home and next with a small booth at Interiors Marketplace. Twenty years later, she's moved locations a handful of times, with each move, growing in space and in products that she carries. Over time, her mission has remained the same: to stay up on trends - to always offer updated looks of style. She calls it "traditions redefined."
In addition to recognized furniture brands Hancock & Moore and Sherrill, Traditions also carries many lesser-known but well-liked lines. Garfield has learned to keep offerings versatile. "Jewelry, scarves and handbags have been helpful in drawing people into the store," she said. The 5,500-square-foot space is located in Park Road Shopping Center, where the store are celebrating 20 years.
4317 Park Road, Suite B
Since their start in 2010, Frock Shop has been offering a selection of resale vintage, name brand and designer clothes and accessories. Their in-house label Revival up-cycles vintage garments and accessories into modern styles. While trunk shows have been the means of marketing their goods in the past, the demand has been incredible and has encouraged the owner to pursue a permanent place. Frock Shop is putting down roots in the Museum of Neighborhood Art in Plaza Midwood, opening Feb. 4 from noon-8 p.m.
1200 Central Ave.
The Boulevard at South End
The Boulevard at South End is hosting a free Mommy & Me Tea Party on Feb. 4 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Guests can take in a spring fashion show for the littlest ladies with previews from Persnickety and Dew Drops Couture; Ambrosia Boutique will feature fun dresses and jewels for moms. This tea party wouldn't be complete without sweet treats, which will be provided by The Southern Cake Queen and tea and cocoa from The Savory Spice Shop.
The Boulevard at South End
1440 S. Tryon St., Suite 100
Linda's Children's Shoppe
For more than 25 years, Matthews-based Linda's Children's Shoppe has offered children's clothes for infants to preteens. Shop early for Easter, a First Communion or the spring season and receive 20 percent off of one regularly-priced, special-occasion item during the sale going on now. Noble Niches offers gifts and decorative accessories and is within the shop; right now their personalized canvas growth charts are also 20 percent off.
163A. S. Trade St.
Matthews, NC 28105
The Pink Hanger
The Pink Hanger in Cotswold is having their semiannual sale starting Feb. 10. Finds include winter apparel by Trina Turk, Joie, Susana Monaco, French Connection and additional lines that will be marked down 30-75 percent. Some spring styles will also be on sale.
The Providence Plaza Shopping Center
935 Providence Road, Suite 103
Good's Home Furnishings
North Carolina is often noted for its fine selections in furniture, with particular reference to the Hickory and High Point areas. But on Jan. 19, one of Hickory's sought after showrooms opened its doors to a second location in the Queen City, bringing super selections for your home. High-end brands include Henredon, Lexington, Sherrill, Stanley and Vanguard. Their Young America shop offers youth furniture that is American-made and GreenGuard Certified to be a healthy choice for growing children and the environment. The new showroom is located near Carolina Place Mall.
11735 Carolina Place Parkway
Pineville, NC 28134