We will continue collecting warm clothing- anything really, that is in decent condition to help out the cold victims of Hurricane Sandy. Wonderful customer, Denise, has enlisted the help of Ann Taylor to ship these donations. Please bring by items you wish to donate to the Raleigh ADORE before November 25th and they will make it up there!
Summer things are being marked down to make room for the next season.
We are already booking up fast at both stores with appointments for fall things. Please be fair and call for an appointment. Now is a great time to consign long sleeved shirts, light sweaters, scarves and jeans… Also do not forget your designer bags that you know you are just not going to carry anymore. ADORE has a reputation for getting some wonderful classics and collectibles and we have many repeat customers. We always want Chanel, Gucci, Fendi, Vuitton… the more information you can provide about your bag, the better- it is illegal to sell counterfeits and we pride ourselves on authenticating our stock.
“The Clothes Hound and our second ADORE store both opened at Brennan Station in N Raleigh at about the same time. It was an instant business friendship as owner Bryce and I hit it off by collaborating on a fund raiser. We also kept bumping into each other at various charity fashion shows, where I would be asked to be a juror and Bryce, a judge. The things we have in common are we both want our customers to get more for their money. We are both about good prices. Plus we belong to Shop Local Raleigh and know how important it is to support local businesses which in turn improves our local economy This sale is going to be a way to clear out old inventory at bottom of the barrel prices, while introducing our customers to their shop and vice versa. We are so excited!”- Nancy Alinovi, ADORE
The gala is being planned for Saturday, September 24th at 5PM, when Pulse102 will be arriving to broadcast live until 7PM. Drinks and wine will be provided as well as delicious hors d’oeuvres donated by ADORE’s good neighbor, Margaux Restaurant. Then the festivities will change with the addition of a popular DJ and a fashion show and performance by Models for Charity. There will also be free lottery drawings during the course of the evening. This is a party and celebration and open to all; the more the merrier!
This night will also bring awareness to the fact that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and ADORE will be supporting Striving for More’s (www.Striving4More.org) latest project on making care packets for newly diagnosed families. Both ADORE stores will have boxes accepting needed items for these care packages. Founder Diane Moore works tirelessly to help improve the emotional and spiritual care of the children and their families going through this very trying time, and all of us at ADORE so admire her.
For more information, please read the Grand Opening Press Release.
It’s about time, right? On Saturday, September 24th we will finally be celebrating the opening of the new large Raleigh store. While it has already seen some parties, this will be our biggest yet. The day will start with special sales and then at 4PM, the festivities will begin. DJ, drinks, special guest, and surprises await… Stay tuned. And mark it on your calenders!
We are proud to be partnering with our neighbor, The Clothes Hound, and holding a mother daughter fashion show (featuring our customers) to benefit local animal rescue Adoption Option at our another one of our Brennan Station neighbors, Oliver Twist. The show is on Saturday, August 27th at 8PM. Tickets are $10 and can be ordered at http://www.eventbrite.com/
Let’s be honest; I love fashion and the arts. And yes, I do follow trends via mags, the street, and bloggers. However, I listen to my own drummer and wear what makes me feel like I am expressing myself. So this entry will be just from my little viewpoint, about how I plan on interpreting what I see for myself for the coming season. Take what you want from it, and as always I am always happy to give my opinion on other looks for other people. After all, we don’t all want to look the same.
The maxi skirt and dress is here to stay for awhile, and I have enjoyed wearing both for casual attire. I plan on putting even more maxis into my fall wardrobe.
The over-sized look (a la a cross between the 1980s new romantic look and the 1980s Japanese loose structured designs) is something that is peaking my interest. No balance with this look; think the sloppy Mary Kate Olsen style… big and baggy over big and baggy. I look forward to wearing a big slouchy sweater over a long skirt.
As I stated in the summer, I am also wearing big bells, whether they be jeans or dress slacks. For me the tighter the upper leg, the better. I will be pairing these with tailored suit jackets for fall, as the suit look is exciting me. I recently wore a vintage men’s plaid suit (with giant platform wedges, of course) and just loved the way I felt. It was the first time in a very long, long time that I had on a pleated front pant, but it worked and actually made me look thinner.
Be creative and be daring–If you make a mistake, you can usually always run home to change!
The Cary store is happy to be a sponsor of and participant in this year’s Cary Scavenger Hunt. What a fun day for the teams rushing all over town! Stop in the Cary store in the morning on Saturday, July 23rd to witness the hilarious goings on.
The north Raleigh store is swinging. Meeting all the local customers has proved to be fun, and there are some fabulous consignors “up” there!
Don’t forget that in August we will start taking “light” fall.
Today and Tommorow (Friday the 1st and Saturday the 2nd) we are having a $3.99 sidewalk sale at our Cary location (4226 NW Cary Parkway). We have racks full of shoes, purses, and clothes, all for less than $4. We also have some produce from the local farmer’s market, and free water–important in this weather. Stop by and score an amazing fashion bargain.
We are proud to announce that we are now a member of Shop Local Raleigh. This local organization is all about promoting and supporting locally-owned, independent businesses. When you shop locally you fuel the local economy–a greater percentage of your hard-earned money goes directly back to your community–and help to preserve the unique character of the Triangle.
Shop Local Raleigh has over 200 member businesses, including many shops and restaurants. We are participating in the upcoming Independents Week 2011 Crawl, July 1-7. Just print out your Independents Week game card and bring it by either of our locations. We’ll give you 20% off one item. If you visit 12 Shop Local Raleigh members that week, you will also will be entered for seven chances to win a $250 (2), $100 (3), and $50 (2) shopping spree at ADORE, or any other Shop Local Raleigh member business.