A Shopping SPREE!
A Shopping SPREE! – a Raleigh tradition for over 30 years – is considered the area's premier and most original shopping event. This annual four-day shopping fundraiser showcases regional and national exhibitors for shoppers seeking the latest in fashion and home decor trends, unique gifts and holiday merchandise. This is a juried event ensuring a well balanced selection of products and quality merchandise.
Each year A Shopping SPREE! includes a fantastic lineup of special events such as the spectacular Preview Party and the always-popular private shopping events. Stay tuned for special events in 2015!
Proceeds from A Shopping SPREE! help support the Junior League of Raleigh’s Center for Community Leadership and community projects ,specifically in the League's focus area of promising youth. The League has donated more than $1.6 million and more than 237,000 volunteer hours to programs and projects that impact youth in our community such as SAFEchild, Brentwood Boys & Girls Club, StepUp
Ministry, Helping Horse, Heritage Park Community Center and AventWest Childrens’ Mentoring.
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Judy Bauman, "Cape Lookout Lighthouse"
The Junior League of Raleigh, Inc. (JLR) and the Visual Art Exchange (VAE) were pleased to present the Carolina Color juried art exhibition, a special feature at the 2014 A Shopping SPREE! Melissa Peden and Rory Parnell juried this year's exhibit. More than $1,000 in prizes were awarded.
The following pieces were accepted to be a part of the 2014 Carolina Color juried art exhibition at A Shopping SPREE!
|Lauri Arntsen||Every Time|
|Jessie Benson||Sip of Love|
|Jessie Benson||Waiting To Be|
|Sarah Berenson||Summer Garden I|
|Sarah Berenson||Summer Garden II|
|Cara Bevan||Crowned Victorians|
|Cara Bevan||Eastern Box Turtle|
|Marnie J Blum||Thawing|
|Marnie J Blum||Between The Lines|
|William Breazeale||Penland Meadow (2)|
|William Breazeale||Raleigh Downtown:View from Dix Hill|
|Jill CicconePike||Colors in the Breeze|
|John E. Davis||Foothills Farm|
|John E. Davis||Little River Morning|
|Anna Dunstan Deonanan||Chinatown Shophouse|
|Patricia C Deussing||Dare To Soar|
|Bekah Haslett||High Desert|
|Anna Ball Hodge||Tree Peony|
|Ann Howe||Perfect Day at the Beach|
|Diane Kraudelt||Falling Leaf|
|Diane Kraudelt||Smoky Mountain Beauty|
|Sharon Lill||Lake Lynn Swan|
|Sharon Lill||At the Lake|
|Shade Maret||Beach Day|
|Shade Maret||Beach Chair|
|Addison Paige||Moving Along A Line|
|Constance Pappalardo||Alice Dreams|
|Richard Paxson||Mountain Morning|
|Patricia Reis||Ode of Joy|
|Angela Tommaso Riccobene||Sunny Bunch|
|Angela Tommaso Riccobene||Proclamation #2|
|Robert Rigsby, Jr.||Fearrington Fall Color|
|Gail Scoggin||Summer Vacation|
|Fay Terry||Blue Vase|
|Fay Terry||Tomatoes On Yellow Plate|
|Jenny Williams||Eye Candy|
On October 29, 2014, a Preview Party and Silent Auction kicked off A Shopping SPREE!. The Silent Auction featured unique items and services from the Triangle's best retailers, restaurants, entertainment venues and professions.
We would like to thank the many businesses that donated items to the 2014 Silent Auction.
|39th Avenue Bar & Grill|
|Adorn with Anna Belle|
|Apex Tool Group|
|Art of Style*|
|Beauty Counter by Emily Martin|
|Bikini Bus – Mobile Boutique|
|Bimini's Oyster Bar and Seafood Cafe|
|Blue Water Spa*|
|Burning Coal Theatre|
|* Capitol City Club / Cardinal Club|
|Carolina Dance Center*|
|Chapel Hill Restaurant Group|
|Cherchies Specialty Foods|
|Crank Arm Brewing|
|Davis Plastic Surgery*|
|Dino's House of Pancakes|
|DJ Dail and Photobook*|
|Dr. Rex B. Card, DDS, PA*|
|Dress – Raleigh|
|Elixabeth Newton Contemporary Pearls|
|Elizabeth Galecke Photography*|
|Elizabeth Marion Clinical Skin Care*|
|Executech Solutions LLC|
|Fit4Mom/Stroller Strides of North Hills|
|Fleet Feet Sports|
|Haley & the Hound|
|Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa|
|Hendrick Chevrolet in Cary*|
|Heritage Golf Course|
|House of Hops|
|JLR Cookbook Committee|
|JM Edwards Jewelry*|
|Junior League of Raleigh*|
|Kimberly Grace Associates|
|Kitchen & Bath Galleries|
|Lilly Pulitzer at the Streets of Southpoint*|
|Marbles Kids Musuem|
|Me & Mommy|
|Medlin Davis Cleaners|
|Michelle Snead Portraits*|
|Midtown Olive Press*|
|Modern Enhancement Day Spa*|
|Moon and Lola*|
|Nascar Hall of Fame|
|National Golf Management*|
|NC Modernist Houses*|
|NC Museum of Art|
|NC Museum of History|
|NC Museum of Natural Sciences|
|PK Fine Imports, INC.|
|Renee Sprink Photography*|
|Richland Creek Zip Line Canopy Tour|
|Signs of Expression*|
|Southern Dental Arts*|
|Suite Paws Pet Resort & Spa|
|The J Daniel Group|
|The Oak, The Taste Bar|
|The Office, Italian Pub|
|The Vintage Junkie|
|Trader Joe's of Raleigh|
|Traditions by Anna*|
|Triangle Green Cleaning*|
|Urban Food Groups – Vivace, Porters, Coquette|
|Videri Chocolate Factory|
|Walt Disney World*|
|Wine and Design Raleigh|
* represents businesses that are Sponsorship levels
2015 Exhibitor Information
Please check back soon for the 2015 A Shopping SPREE! Information and Application Process.
Please remember the Junior League of Raleigh's A Shopping SPREE! is a juried show and submission of application does not guarantee acceptance to the show. Priority review will be given to the applications in the order they are received. The JLR may also limit the number of merchants in a product category. Exhibitors may not operate a storefront located within Wake County.
SPREE! Young Entrepreneur Program
The JLR SPREE! Young Entrepreneur Program is designed to fulfill the mission of the JLR to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women, and improve the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. This program seeks high school and college aged women who have demonstrated entrepreneurial initiative and interest in business.
Competitive applicants will show a record of community involvement and service, leadership, academic acumen, and strong entrepreneurial interest. Applicants will submit a business plan and, if selected, the JLR will provide the young woman with a booth at SPREE! for five days of intense hands on retail sales.
We are very excited to introduce our 2014 SPREE! young entrepreneurs, sisters Alex and Sophie Eubanks, the founders of the PinkyGirl online monograming boutique.
A senior and a sophomore at Saint Mary’s School in Raleigh, Alex and Sophie received their first monograming machine as a Valentine’s Day gift from their parents in February 2013. The business-minded duo quickly decided to turn their initial-designing fun into much more. Taking their business to social media the girls spurred interest from shoppers of all ages. From middle and high school students to moms seeking personalized accessories, the PinkyGirl saw orders flying out the door.
Today, only 20 months after beginning their business, these motivated high school students, have turned the PinkyGirl into an international company shipping orders to 40 states and four foreign countries. They’ve amassed a significant following on social media and use their Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts to help promote a positive platform for their female audience to converse.
“We really want to be a positive influence on other girls our age,” said Alex. “We want to show them that if you have a dream, then follow it. You can be successful as a young woman in business.”
Through the success of the PinkyGirl, the Eubanks have donated $1,500 to Susan G. Komen NC Triangle to the Coast and continue to raise awareness for breast cancer research.
You can learn more about the PinkyGirl and shop for one-of-a-kind monogrammed clothing and accesories at http://www.thepinkygirl.com/