Entering Anna & Alice, I'm pleasantly overwhelmed by the glamorous chandelier, array of color and every girl's dream of denim, denim and more denim. Behind the counter (which is dripping with gems), works the stunning (but totally relatable) owner, Carri Lawson. Carri exudes an edgy, but relaxed vibe. I had the pleasure of candidly talking to the owner of one of North Raleigh's go-to boutiques.
Located in the upscale shopping center that boasts unique European design, Anna & Alice opened in August of 2010. Don't let the lack of tenure fool you, the one of a kind brands, amazing denim selection, and accessory options all make Anna & Alice a success! With Carri as the owner, you ponder where Anna & Alice came from. The sole boutique owner, previously opened the store with another partner from where they derived their storefront name. Anna & Alice are their middle names.
There truly is something for everyone from a stylish cocktail dress, skinny jeans, or a comfy cotton tee. Carri finds her denim lines to be exceptionally appealing to customers. Her lines cover all figures. Hudson is the classic line, the stretch and fit of DL1961 are highly coveted and Rag & Bone denim are the trendy jeans showing up on the pages of all of our favorite fashion magazines. When it comes to Carri, she's most comfortable in colored skinny jeans, a v-neck tee and fresh wedges. And she knows what works for her as she looks radiant while casually sharing all of her fashion-do's with me! As the exclusive buyer for the store, she sees it all; but is committed to a few of her favorite brands including Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent, Chanel, and Mara Hoffman (to name a few). Though casual chic is her go-to, she recognizes the importance of a great investment piece. Favorites in her closet include her timeless Louis Vuitton and Gucci bags. To finish off any ensemble, her go-to is a pair of diamond earrings.
Later, we played in the racks of clothing, both choosing our outfits of choice! I like to call it the outfit of the moment! Take a peek at some of our favorites and make sure to stop by to visit Carri and play a little dress up!
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