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fab'rik founder shares her passion for fashion

fab'rik founder shares her passion for fashion

ATLANTA -- Many people dream of being their own boss, but struggle to make the leap.

Twelve years ago, Atlanta native Dana Spinola gathered the courage to turn her lifelong passion into a profession and opened her first clothing boutique, fab'rik.

"I get up early. I stay up late. My mind is always working," she said.

And it's perfectly understandable. Spinola has had a lot on her plate since starting fab'rik. She has since opened 21 boutiques and franchises. Her mission has always been frugal fashion -- less than $100 -- in a fun, inviting boutique environment.

Being your own boss can seem liberating, but many who make that leap say they end up working even more.

'Devil Wears Prada' author to visit Dunwoody

'Devil Wears Prada' author to visit Dunwoody

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Bestselling author Lauren Weisberger will hold a talk and book signing in Dunwoody next week.

Weisberger is best known for her first novel, The Devil Wears Prada, which chronicles the misadventures of a young assistant to the tyrannical editor of a fictional fashion magazine. It was made into a Golden Globe-winning film starring Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep.

A sequel -- Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns -- was released this week.

According to a release from Book Atlanta:

Get ready for prom at Perimeter Mall

Get ready for prom at Perimeter Mall

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Find your perfect prom look at the Macy's Rock Your Prom! Fashionistas event this weekend at Perimeter Mall.

Fashion and makeup expert Nyssa Green will be at the Perimeter Mall Macy's at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Mar. 17 to help metro Atlanta promgoers get ready for one of the biggest events in their high school careers.

Shoppers will enjoy dress and makeup tips, a modeling presentation, music and sweet refreshments, not to mention a 15 percent discount on all prom purchases.

Macy's will also be accepting donations for Becca's Closet, a local charity that provides prom gowns for disadvantaged girls. Those who give a new or gently used gown will receive a special Macy's coupon.

Rock Your Prom! Fashionistas will be held in Level 1 of the Juniors Department at the Perimeter Mall Macy's.

Tim Gunn to bring his sense of style to Perimeter Mall

Tim Gunn to bring his sense of style to Perimeter Mall

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Fans of "Project Runway" and its fashion-forward host, Tim Gunn, now have a chance to work the runway in a fashion show hosted by the man himself.

On Thursday, Nov. 10, Lucky Brand representatives will be at Perimeter Mall in Dunwoody, searching for locals to participate in the "Lucky You Runway Contest." Candidates will work with sales associates at the mall's Lucky Brand store to find the perfect outfit and be photographed for consideration for the show. Men and women of all sizes will be considered.

The casting call will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The runway show itself will be on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. in the lower level of the mall's Dillard's wing.

Gunn will host the show and then speak to mall guests about the importance of style, proportion and fit.

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BEST SPOTS: Neighborhood Thrift Stores

BEST SPOTS: Neighborhood Thrift Stores

ATLANTA, Ga. -- For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we've compiled a list of Neighborhood Thrift Stores for you to purchase some eccentric and timeless pieces.

In today’s economy, it’s important for shoppers to get the most bang for their buck and the thrift store is where you can do that. Open your mind fashionistas and fashionmistas, the thrift store isn’t only for those in need.

Want to do some shopping that’s good to your heart and your pockets? Visit the Attic Treasures Thrift Shop. This non-profit thrift shop is owned and operated by the Assistance League of Atlanta which helps senior citizens. The store sells gently used clothing, household items, books, jewelry and collectibles. Most items are priced between $3 and $10. The store is located at 3534 Broad Street in Chamblee.

Upscale boutique/thrift store Thrifty Finds has “raised the bar” for thrift stores in Atlanta.