Shopping at a trunk show in someone’s home has its own kind of appeal–a small collection of wares, most often only available through a local rep, presented among friends, usually with a glass of wine á la girls’ night out. In addition to the great boutiques and departments stores that are permanent fixtures on the retail landscape, all of our SB cities offer a full complement of trunk shows throughout the year, as well. Today, we’re sharing a list—our guide, if you will—0f ones we know you’ll love and want to know about. Note: To find out more about each show, or to contact your local rep, click on the website at the end of each listing:
A relative newcomer to the skincare scene, this line is made with proven non-toxic ingredients. Every lotion, cream or scrub has been vetted as safe, useful and a product that works. We like what founder and former Best & Co. CEO, Gregg Renfrew says: “We started with an empty bottle, because you should never have to compromise health and safety for beauty.” And, we like that their ingredients are listed on the website and that they embrace a simple approach to skincare that can work for everyone in your family. www.beautycounter.com.
Rodan + Fields
This is a skincare line developed by the dermatologists who brought us ProActive products. With the amount of rep’s updating their FB profiles, we know there are many who love these products. From the Rodan and Fields website,”… patent-pending MACRO Exfoliator™ and AMP MD™ System* make real results possible at home without injections or other invasive procedures.” www.rodanandfields.com
An acronym for Carol Anderson By Invitation, CAbi is a women’s ready-to-wear line known for affordable luxury and easy mix-and-match separates. Great for everyday. www.cabionline.com.
This is a luxury women’s clothing line, and their website describes their product to a “t”: “Carlisle produces couture dresses, suits, separates and accessories with a sense of classic style that is modern yet appropriate for any professional or social occasion.” Timeless investment pieces. www.
Etcetera has cultivated a reputation as a chic, everyday lifestyle brand for women on the go by creating exquisite clothing held to couture-level design standards. As the “little sister” collection to Carlisle, expect gorgeous designs at a more accessible price point. www.etcetera.com
Based in Nashville, these custom-made skirts are beautiful and with over 200 fabrics to choose from, you can buy one for each season. Trunk shows are often held at Woo Skincare and Cosmetics: www.sevierskirts.com
Worth is a high-end women’s clothing line offering everything from casual to cocktail. “Modern, luxurious and alluring” is their tagline, and their signature brand boasts impeccably-made designs that are intended to be worn for many seasons. W by Worth also offers the expected luxurious style of their premiere line at a more accessible price point. www.worthnewyork.com
Their tagline, “boutique without borders”, speaks to the boho-chic styling of this casually elegant line. Sold in home trunk shows with ordering available online, Kokoon maintains a limited inventory, rotating through different selections within each season to give a real boutique sensibility to the shopping experience. www.kokoon.net
Ali and Bird
Local jeweler, Ali Howell, creates beautiful pieces for everyday wear. Often her designs feature bold colors and textures and pair prefectly with a pair of jeans or a little black dress.www.aliandbird.com
Stella & Dot
This is a jewelry line that is for the modern woman–it’s affordable and accessible. www.stelladot.com
The Beaufort Bonnet Company
The Beaufort Bonnet Company specializes in beautiful, timeless pieces for your little ones. Choose bonnets, bloomer sets and dresses for your girls and bucket hats, Jon Jons, and britches for your boys. They are classic, southern pieces that will never go out of style. thebeaufortbonnetcompany.com
Known for their hand-smocked children’s clothing, Orient Expressed, is the perfect place to find outfits for holidays. They also have a great collection of everyday wear for children and a line of home decor items and linens. www.orientexpressed.com
Maison de Papier
The Atlanta-based stationary company focuses on bringing distinctly Southern designs to high quality paper goods. Customers select from a variety of combinations and options, or collaborate on a completely unique, original design made just for them. From calling cards and gift tags, to invitations and holiday greetings, Maison de Papier delivers timelessly elegant pieces to be treasured. maisonpapier.com
And, if you don’t see your trunk show, be sure to let us know so we can include your information in the future! To send us information about your home trunk show, please click here.