Girls’ Night Out Guilford Preview 2015
Looking forward to seeing everyone in Guilford tomorrow night (Thursday, December 3rd). If you’ve never been to an e-list Girls’ Night Out, I hope you’ll join us for half price drinks and 20% off in participating shops from 5 until 9pm. No need to RSVP, just meet us at Whitfield’s between 5 and 6:30pm to get your sticker to qualify for discounts. See a complete list of participating shops here.
I ran around town last week for a preview of what’s in store:
Mix Design Store
We stock up our gift closet from Mix every year at Girls’ Night Out. You’ll find something for everyone on your list here, with a magical selection of well-priced and modern-designed gift. We like to call it our very own mini-MOMA. Men’s gifts are always troublesome but we loved Mix’s assortment of mini toolkits, shoe shine essentials, bike kits and board games.
We always head to Lulu’s for cozy PJ Salvage jammies, Hanky Panky undies and fuzzy Barefoot Dreams wraps, but it’s also a great stop for jewels by Susan Roberts, these lovely Lafco Candles and plenty of gift ideas for all the gals in your life. lulus.com
Tracy Brent is known on the Shoreline for sophisticated designer collections and a deep selection of occasion dressing. Her new, second shop in Guilford is a touch more casual and perhaps a little less dear. You’ll find well-stocked denim and sweaters, plus lovely party dresses like these sweet numbers from Tracy Reese and Kathy Hilton. tracy2.com
Details is my go-to in Guilford for tabletop and decor, with a huge selection of frames, candles, serving pieces and more. We love that they go high glam for the holidays and transform their sweet shop into an over-the-top winter wonderland. Don’t miss!
Swish is a star when it comes to separates from the likes of White and Warren Cashmere, Mother Jeans, Michael Stars and Velvet tees, with plenty of cheap and cheerful accessories in the mix. You’ll also find some fun dresses hanging about (like this Johnny Was shift) and an appealing rack of season-stealing sweater coats. swish.com
Can one ever have enough books? Nope, not me anyway! The granddaughter of an antiquarian bookseller (Biblo & Tannen in NYC), a bookstore is my very, very happy place. And we’re lucky to still have a few special ones on the Shoreline. Breakwater’s nooks and crannies make for a perfect afternoon of browsing. Here are a few giftable titles you’ll find on their shelves. breakwaterbooks.com
If you’re on the hunt for high-end consignment, head to Marijane for labels like St. John, Theory, Rag and Bone, Vince, and Alice and Olivia. Owner Lisa LoRicco keeps her inventory current with new additions like these well-priced ponchos from $48 to $98. marijane.com
You might think a hardware store is an unlikely stop for Girls’ Night Out, but not historic Page’s. It’s houseware heaven! This year the mammoth assortment of Bundt and bakeware is a steal at 20% off, or pick up some cookie cutters, Lodge pans or classic Emile Henry for your holiday table. pagehardware.com
We LOVE that Flutterby is all about LOVE this season and these cute sweaters, hats and fingerless gloves from Wooden Ships are the perfect way to spread it. flutterby-ct.com
Ella Where She Shops
Those in the know know about Ella, their outstanding customer service (yes, that’s you, Carol!) and commitment to wardrobing from top to bottom. There’s always something good in here and these updated yet classic sweater coats could be just the thing. ellawheresheshops.com
Jewelry and Champagne at Artistry, the Guilford Art Center’s celebration of jewelry and accessories during their annual shopping event is the same evening as Girls’ Night Out, from 4 – 8:30pm. The Art Center is offering 20% off to Girls’ Night Out participants. Pop in on your way to Whitfield’s! The show is up through January 3rd.