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doing good in the triangle COUTURE FASHION BENEFITS NONPROFIT Dress Luxe Teams with ma Cares Supporting NC Charities Triangle trendsetters usually must travel to snag Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Balenciaga, Stella McCartney or Prada purchases. But the fashion forward can now find these items here in the City of Oaks – and support a nonprofit while looking fabulous. Dress, a Raleigh boutique offering new and resale designer fashion, presents the Dress Luxe line of couture from such high end labels. Most pieces still feature the original tags, but are offered at a fraction of retail. More importantly: the boutique partners with ma Cares, a Greensboro-based nonprofit that celebrates and improves the quality of life for children, families, veterans and animals. And a portion of all Dress Luxe proceeds go directly to the ma Cares mission. “We selected this organization because they do so much to support causes that are on our minds and those of our clientele – particularly the women’s issues,” said Dress owner Pam Mullaney. She is thrilled to offer big name designers in the Triangle, channeling what might otherwise be an online purchase into a benefit for the important work ma Cares does in our own backyards. This is not a one time initiative, it is continuous, with a dedicated marketing and branding program in place. “So many of our customers support this effort, so we want to grow it” said Mullaney. On September 26th, there will be an open house at dress and a fashion show in Greensboro in October will benefit, one of ma Cares chosen charities. Separately, dress supports, a Greensboro based charity which is the nation’s only organization solely devoted to an earlier breast cancer test. Examples of pieces and the corresponding savings THE RUNWAY includes a Valentino stud bag with crystal and IS NOW OPEN. circle embellishments. With original tags and VISIT Valentino’s trademark bow, this item retails for $2995. The Dress Luxe price is $1400. Or DRESSRALEIGH.COM how about a strapless, black floor length Dior FOR THE LATEST gown with cinched ribbon bustier. This cotton DETAILS. and viscose piece includes a simple bow tying the stunner together. Dior ranges from $3000 to $12,000, but Dress has it for $2200. Amazing! Louis Vuitton dress, 100% pink wool, mink trim, velvet and velvet belt 72 | triangle style