The Sears Wish Book Is Back

Do you remember the thrill of poring over the toy-filled pages of the Sears Wish Book? Dating back to 1933, the Wish Book was as much of a holiday tradition as picking out the family Christmas tree. No red-blooded American child (or adult, for that matter) could resist leafing through Sears' glossy gift-laden catalog. The…

It's 'Baubles And Bags' This Saturday!

Are you needing a new bag - handbag - or accessories for fall?  Every girl can use a new purse - and a beautiful necklace! Good news! Our friends at the Assistance League of Charlotte are holding their 12th Annual 'Baubles & Bags' event this Saturday!

Top 10 Things To Do Before School Starts

Believe it or not, there's only a month left until the end of summer break. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools begin a new academic year on Monday, August 28th. So little time, so much to do! Here's a list of things you might need to tackle before the kids go back to school: 10. Find some community service…

Target's Dropping Mossimo and Merona Lines:

It's a massive makeover at Target in their style/clothing and home departments. As I sit here in my Mossimo top, I'm reading on Today.com that Target "will overhaul half its apparel and accessories and more than a third of its home offerings in the next two years..."

Six Questions To Ask Yourself Before Buying A Car

If you've driven your current set of wheels into the ground, or your family has simply outgrown the old sedan and needs more seating and cargo space, there are a few things you should consider before taking your first test drive. Car buyers can improve their chances of finding the right vehicle at a reasonable…

More Local Chain Store Closings Likely:

For those of us that still like to shop tangibly, and touch and feel and inspect the merchandise that we'd like to purchase, this isn't good news at all. Digital retailers like Amazon are affecting how we shop in a HUGE way.  They are literally changing the landscape of retail.

What Closed Shopping Malls Are Morphing Into:

It used to be, back in the 1980's..your car just auto-drove itself to the mall.  It was the place to be, to buy clothing, accessories, to meet your friends, to hang out and socialize, and maybe catch a movie, too. We drove to our local malls in droves, like lemmings to the sea.  At the…

Visit: The Vintage Charlotte Market At Camp North End Saturday:

This is a win-win for everybody! The redevelopment of 'Camp North End,' will be spotlighted with their first major retail event, and the shopping will be top-notch, too. The Vintage Charlotte Summer Market opens for business Friday night and Saturday!     Find more of what the market's known for - only handmade and vintage items.…