Branded: Apricot Lane


This month we have the pleasure of featuring a local North Carolina shop, Apricot Lane!  This celebrity-inspired, chic, and affordable boutique is right on-trend with statement necklaces, colorful accessories, and summery tanks and dresses in wonderfully perfect hues and patterns.  We visited our nearby Cary Towne Center location to meet with manager, Diana Leiterman, and snag a few treats to pass along to you!  It was tough to not also bring home treats for ourselves; I probably said “I want that!” a dozen times!apricot lane boutique

Apricot Lane surprised me with their range of fashionable products — cool sunglasses at only $8 and couture dresses within budget as well.  In thinking about our brides, we asked shop owner, Carol Toulas, to name a few honeymoon must-haves:

“Beautiful swimsuit cover-ups are definitely a must-have item for a honeymoon vacation.  We carry so many great styles, including tunics and sheer dresses, that you can easily pair with flip-flops and hit the beach!  They all come in really trendy colors and patterns like black and white, neon and chevron.  Another honeymoon essential would fabulous dresses.  At Apricot Lane we have so many different styles from maxi to shift to hi-lo – great for nice dinners, walking around town, and more.  And last, but not least, you have to have a gorgeous tote!  We have countless bags perfect for a resort honeymoon excursion!”

Well, before the honeymoon comes the wedding, and we have just the inspiration for your big day as well!  Inspired by the look and feel of Apricot Lane, we’ve put together today’s inspiration board using summery modern colors, extra baubles, and trendy patterns.

wedding inspiration based on apricot lane boutique

win a headband, earrings, & perfume from apricot lane!

win some goodies from apricot lane!

This month we have a few goodies to give away to one lucky reader: a headband, bauble earrings, and perfume from Apricot Lane!  What a great set of treats to ring in summertime!  Lori and I picked out this combo with an island destination in mind.  Whether you’re honeymooning this summer or just taking it easy around town, you’re going to love this prize set from Apricot Lane!  To enter, simply comment below… tell us about your dream vacation, your favorite summer wedding colors, or just say hello!  The contest will run through Thursday (4/25) at noon EST, so get in your comments while you can!  We’ll pick a winner at random to announce on Friday!  Good luck!

Also, check out Apricot Lane on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!  And see more AL inspired wedding looks on our “Branded: Apricot Lane” board!

If you’re in NC, check out one of their locations: North Hills in Raleigh, Cary Towne Center, or Birkdale Village in Huntersville.  Also, keep your eyes open for new locations in Southpoint in Durham and in South Charlotte at Stonecrest in Piper Glen and a third Charlotte store opening soon!

UPDATE:  Our winner is… Ashley A. King!!!  Congrats, Ashley!  Thank you all for commenting for your chance to win!

Pretty pictures:  Painted DIY Milk Jars  |  Colorful macaroons  |  Summery clutch  |  Bohemian bride  |  Mint confetti garland  by Mint Afternoon  |  Ombre wedding cake and desserts

46 Responses to “Branded: Apricot Lane”

  1. Melissa B.

    Just stopped into the Cary Towne store last week! Heard the advertisements on G105:) My husband and I are hoping and wishing we can plan our 2 year anniversary trip to the new Sandals resort in Grenada. Gotta get our traveling in before we start planning for kiddos!


  2. Christine cherba

    Beautiful site! Can’t wait to take your items on my honeymoon this summer!


  3. Kristin

    This store looks adorable! I can’t wait to look at your items online!


  4. mlelynn

    Cute! I’d shop there.. they should open a store near cam village. =]


  5. Lindsey Bowen

    I would love to travel to Jamaica one day! These colors would look great on me there ;0)


  6. Brooke

    Love what I see! My dream vacation isn’t a specific place…just anywhere with a beach, cold drinks and sunshine!


  7. Danielle Cook

    My favorite wedding summer colors are the colors I have chosen: silver, navy with pops of pink. I am getting married this August and hope to win from Apricot Lane. I wish I had their store near me.


  8. madison shiffman

    These coral accessories would be perfect when we go to St. Lucia this July to get married!!!


  9. sarah

    My favorite vacation was our dream honeymoon to Africa. The colors in the items remind me of the tribal feel and are just adorable.


  10. Amanda Brighton

    My dream vacation would be to Italy. My favorite summer wedding colors are light pink and greys. The items look fab…wish there was a store in florida!!


  11. Leah McGonigle

    I would love to use and wear this stuff during our Honeymoon this Summer! My fiance and I are going to California (LA area and the coast). We can’t wait to rent a car, drive around and have some fun together!


  12. Kristin Austin

    I wish all of your comments had “Like” buttons! Keep ‘em coming!!!

    And, I actually found out that there are out of state Apricot Lane locations, so… girls not in NC, Google it and maybe you’ll get lucky :)


  13. Brittany Thompson

    All I see is Spring & Summer! And I love it!!


  14. Joanne

    I love this stuff!! My fiance and I will be honeymooning in Costa Rica, and I think these items would be perfect to take along! As for my favorite wedding colors: coral and gray, with perhaps a touch of aqua – which are my own for our wedding in August!


  15. Melany

    Hii!!! My wedding colors are yellow and turquoise …
    I’ll love to win this gateway.. :)


  16. Elizabeth

    Very cute! We will be honeymooning in Costa Rica this summer and these would be perfect to add in my luggage. :)


  17. Holly

    Wow! I love the headband! and great colors for the summer, I could totally imagine that being in my summer wardrobe.


  18. Melody Thompson

    hi, my dream vacation is anywhere that I can relax in a the nice cool shade because I haven’t gone on any type of vacation before that’s the best my imagination can go. My favorite summer color would be a burnt orange.


    • Paige

      The peach and blue are actually our wedding colors! And that dress is beautiful. I love lace!


  19. Emily L.

    My husband comes home from deployment in June and I would love to go to Spain without the kids. I can’t wait to visit the location in Cary.


  20. Brenda I

    My dream vacation would be to go to Southeast Asia (Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos) and explore a new culture and go sailing through the Mekong River.


  21. Lynn W

    Being from NC I may have to take a road trip and check out the great looking clothes at the Cary Towne store.


  22. kathleen elliott

    I love the color of the headband and earrings!!!! Those are the colors that I want for my wedding one day! Half of my closet would match gorgeously with them. I’ve been in that store and also know that the perfume smells amazing! I would love to win :)


  23. Juliana

    My favorite honeymoon vacation would be to travel to Italy and explore for a few weeks or hit some remote island with beautiful beaches. :)


  24. Kathleen Puiatti

    I have already become a brand loyal customer! Started shopping last Christmas and now frequent both Triangle stores on a regular basis. Despite being the 50+ crowd, I always find a new treasure each time I shop at Apricot Lane!! Love the store!


  25. Gail

    Hello there…My dream vacation is being in barbados….hope i win

    thank you


  26. Brittany

    My dream vacation is Japan! And i’ve taken it! <3

    Good luck everyone!


  27. Kelly G.

    Would love to go to Bora Bora one day! also love apricot lane!!!


  28. Courtney

    Love these colors. Makes me wish I was on a tropical island. I would have to say my favorite vacation spot would have to be Disneyland, we haven’t been there yet but have been saving for years trying to go.


  29. Liz Tetley

    I leave in the Raleigh area and cannot wait to visit this shop! My favorite vacation spot is Roatan, Honduras. It has the clearest water Ive ever swam in and has amazing snorkeling! My husband and I went there this past February and cannot wait to get back!


  30. Bianca

    I’m glad you wrote about this store. I haven’t been there yet, but I will stop in the next time I’m at Cary Towne Center.


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