Acorns Annual Trunk Shows
by Ashley Stewart
Highlands is known for the fun shops and cozy boutiques that line Main Street, each one with its own wide variety of clothing and gifts.
The only drawback is the limited floor space. Shop owners have to be judicious and work with the space they have, which means they often can’t carry full lines of merchandise.
What do you do if you find the brand you love, but the shop doesn’t have the piece you’re looking for?
Acorns Boutique has the answer in their annual trunk show.
For 14 years, Acorns has invited countless jewelers, clothiers and designers to showcase their full lines in their store. Trunk shows are a great way to meet your favorite designers and see their latest work.
Thirteen trunk shows have been scheduled for the 2019 season, from the first of July to the end of August, with a few fall season shows in October.
Elizabeth Locke Jewels was in store the third weekend in June, and again in August, with the entire collection of famously hand-hammered 19k gold jewelry, which includes new pieces that perfectly coordinate with her existing pieces.
Crowd favorites such as Planet Clothing will be joined by new vendors like jewelry maker Monica Rich Kosann and artist Dena Lyons with her beautiful scarves and ties. Jan Barboglio will be there in August. Retail Director Holly Laughridge is excited to welcome Jan’s son, Angus Macdonald and his wife Jessica, as they showcase the highly-regarded line of iron and glass home accessories and gifts.
Last November, Acorns moved from their original location on Main Street to 212 South Fourth Street. They have combined their clothing boutique and home accents shop, creating a more convenient way for customers to browse a wider variety of goods. Drop by the new location and have a glass of champagne while you explore the trunk shows and chat with the designers and staff.
For more information about this year’s schedule, visit oldedwardsinn.com/shopping or call (828) 787-1877.