A Shopping SPREE!

      


SAVE THE DATE: October 28, 2015 - November 1, 2015

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.

Show Location:
Raleigh Convention Center, 500 South Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

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Carolina Color

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!

Artist Name Title
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
Yinglin Cui Seasons
Yinglin Cui Sunset 
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
Ann Howe Green
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
Addison Paige Hidden
Constance Pappalardo Alice Dreams
Constance Pappalardo Frequencies
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

Silent Auction

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
Aesthetica
Apex Tool Group
Art of Style
B.Good Restaurant
Barre3
Beauty Counter by Emily Martin
Bikini Bus – Mobile Boutique
Bimini's Oyster Bar and Seafood Cafe
Blue Water Spa
BurgerFi
Burning Coal Theatre
CAM
Capitol City Club / Cardinal Club
Carolina Ballet
Carolina Dance Center
Chapel Hill Restaurant Group
Cherchies Specialty Foods
Chronicles Photography
Cloister Honey
Crank Arm Brewing
Crystal Wearables
Dash Concierge
Davis Plastic Surgery
Deco
Dino's House of Pancakes
DJ Dail and Photobook
DPAC
Dr. Rex B. Card, DDS, PA
Dress – Raleigh
Elixabeth Newton Contemporary Pearls
Elizabeth Galecke Photography
Elizabeth Marion Clinical Skin Care
Empire Eats
Env Haircut/Color
Executech Solutions LLC
Fit4Mom/Stroller Strides of North Hills
Fleet Feet Sports
Fresh Affairs
Furbish Studios
Glitz Galore-n-More
Hairdos
Haley & the Hound
Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa
Hasentree Golf
Hendrick Chevrolet in Cary
Heritage Golf Course
High Cotton
House of Hops
Hyatt House
JLR Cookbook Committee
JM Edwards Jewelry
Junior League of Raleigh
Keechii
Kimberly Grace Associates
Kitchen & Bath Galleries
La Violina
Legacy's
Lilly Pulitzer at the Streets of Southpoint
Marbles Kids Musuem
Me & Mommy
Medlin Davis Cleaners
Michelle Snead Portraits
Midtown Bistro
Midtown Dental
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
NC Zoo
O2 Fitness
PDQ
PK Fine Imports, INC.
Raleigh Sheraton
Renee Sprink Photography
Richland Creek Zip Line Canopy Tour
Second Empire
Signs of Expression
Society Social
Sola Coffee
Southern Dental Arts
Southern Frock
Stanbury
Struttin Cotton
Suite Paws Pet Resort & Spa
Summer Classics
Synergy Spa
Team Cocktail
The J Daniel Group
The Oak, The Taste Bar
The Office, Italian Pub
The Vintage Junkie
Timeless Photojournalism
Trader Joe's of Raleigh
Traditions by Anna
Triangle Green Cleaning
Under Wraps
Urban Food Groups – Vivace, Porters, Coquette
Vannity Salon
Verve Chiropractic
Videri Chocolate Factory
Vietri, Inc
Vital Plan
Walt Disney World
Walter Magazine
Warte Designs
White Horse
Whole Foods
Wine and Design Raleigh
Winston's Grille
Zest

* 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/