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COUTURE CARLOTTA ~ Hall H 503 March 11, 2014

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Carlotta Stapleton

Carlotta Stapleton

Of all fashion accessories, the hat is by far the most significant. You might even say each decade can be defined by the style of hat popular at that time. One shop at Lakewood 400,Couture Carlotta, is like walking into a quality lady’s store from days gone bye featuring more hats than you can imagine.

   As a child, owner Carlotta Stapleton idolized Melly fromGone With The Wind, wanting to be just like her. She grew up just as gracious, and loving all the accessories a Southern lady employs. Her career as a Flight Attendant with American Airlines afforded her many opportunities to collect the treasures all over the world which now fill her beautiful shop.
   Carlotta secretly desires to be a milliner and can design or enhance a hat just for you.
   The film industry regularly shops with Carlotta for movies since they are sure to find all styles needed. She might be enticed to “rent” a hat as well.
   In addition to all the accessories for an elegant lady from hat pins to china teacups to glamorous vanities, Carlotta offers styling tips and will gladly search for specific fashions for you.

With Easter just around the corner, April 20, this is one shop you want to check out … Hall H 503. Carlotta will make you make you feel right at home.
"Downton Abbey" Style

“Downton Abbey” Style

"Hunger Games" Style

“Hunger Games” Style




LAURI EVANS DESIGNS ~ Hall C 30 October 15, 2013

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You will recognize Lauri Evan’s flair for design as soon as you see her shop. She travels extensively from Georgia to Texas to collect furniture and home decor for the shabby chic enthusiast. Twice a year, she scours the Marburger Farm Show in Texas for treasures including lots of repurposed “junk”, as she calls it. She is a sales representative for Magnolia Pearl Beautiful Wear which you will find displayed in her vintage setting. In addition, Lauri offers design and decorating services for the home and office. 
   Originally from Ball Ground, Lauri moved to Cumming 20 years ago. She is married to her best friend, Quentin, and has a son, daughter-in-law, and 2 precious grand babies.
   This is a great shop to check out!
Email: laurievans74@yahoo.com
Blog: laurievansdesigns.blogspot.com
Facebook: Laurie Evans Designs

ALDA.ME ~ Hall B 85 October 15, 2013

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Alda Faye Randle spent years working in hospitals on the East and West coasts, most recently in Texas, and now calls Georgia home. She has translated the comfort of hospital clothes in her clothing line. She offers one of a kind “people covers” … beautiful jackets of multi textured fabrics designed for fashion conscience folks.There’s one more important thing about her clothes … she can fit all sizes including plus size and those of you who wear a plus size know how hard it is to find something with style. You will love these beautiful jackets!   Alda is waiting to help you find just the right jacket for you. See her is Hall B.
Email: faye@alda.me
Website: www.alda.me

STRUTTS ~ HALL A 25 / VERANDA 19 August 28, 2013

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Effie Jones of Strutts “Stepping High to Satisfy,” graced historic Lakewood Antiques Market before coming to Lakewood 400. She loves to offer one of a kind, gently worn name brand fashions and handbags, often with matching gloves and more. You’ll also find furniture and vintage items, sometimes glass, linens and toys. She also shops for customers during the holidays.
Lakewood 400 is “a small version of the big old Lakewood”, says Effie. “Hall A is a reminder of the outside courtyard, but only now it’s on the inside.”
This is one busy lady when not at Lakewood. She is a Community Advocate event planner and provides school supplies to needy kids in the neighborhood. Effie says she loves to travel, especially to Brandon, Florida, home to HSN Shopping Network outlet!



SEW MANY MEMORIES ~ HALL C 124 August 28, 2013

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Dan and Melanie Leigh are partners in this business although their interest are quite different.
Melanie grew up with grandmothers and aunts who sewed, so sewing is in her blood. She started sewing at age 8 on a hand cranked machine.She has 10 machines that she uses sometimes 5 at a time, doing custom sewing, usually children’s clothing, gifts, American Girl outfits to match girls, window treatments and embroidery. Melanie is a Martha Pullen certified sewing teacher.
Here’s the clincher … Melanie does on site monogramming on just about anything … market totes, travel cups, napkins, pocket tee’s, children’s hoodie towels, water bottles and can koozies. Remember this when you are looking for a special gift!
Dan Leigh at Lakewood 400     Dan, on the other hand, is truly into advertising and pottery, mostly North Georgia … Meddels, Crocker, etc. But his end of this shop is full of antiques and collectibles.
Between them, Dan has two sons, Melanie has two daughters, and one granddaughter. Both are retired postmasters from the Atlanta district.
They recently purchased a 3 year vacant home in Free Home on 3 acres and are in the process of remodeling.
According to Dan, “thanks to our faith in each other and God we are still together. Remodeling is not for the faint of heart!”
Website: www.sewmanymemories.us
Email: sewmanymemories1@gmail.com
Fcebook: Sew Many Memories

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ONYX ~ Hall H 518 June 13, 2013

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Pat Rey is a very attractive, stylish lady. And in her shoppe, Onyx, you will find a fabulous selection of scarves, jewelry, watches, purses … all the accessories to add fashionable flair. Pat searches for affordable accessories which look expensive and unique. Plus, Pat will show you how to wear these beautiful pieces perfectly!
Pat says she loves Lakewood 400, especially only working 3 days a week in a non stressful business. Her 35 years in real estate was anything but stress free. She and her husband, Howard, have a combined total of 4 children and 5 grand children. When not at Lakewood, Pat is trying to be a potter, “somewhat unsuccessfully”.
Se sure to see Pat’s beautiful shop.

Email: p-rey@bellsouth.net
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THE PURSE LADY ~ HALL B 64/65 January 15, 2013

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100_4238It doesn’t take long talking to Hilary Eiseman to know she is an expert on all kinds of purses. As a matter of fact, just stand in her shoppe and you’ll see everything from a sequined designer clutch ready for the Ball to an antique Doctor’s bag!  Her knowledge of every era of “purse history” is evident as well as her delight to share her passion.
Hilary features truly unique vintage purses and accessories from circa 1800’s to 1980’s, all in pristine condition. From hand beaded, hand tooled, to lady like leather and exotic skins, she shows over 300 bags at a time and always brings over 40 “new” specially picked bags for each show. She is always on the look out for great product and buys as well as sells.
Hilary has been a collector for over 25 years. “I always knew the secret to a well-dressed woman was her choice in handbag.”  She grew up in Marietta, went to college in Philadelphia for textiles, and was a retail buyer for companies such as Anthrpologie and Rich’s. She worked all facets of the Fashion / Retail business for 18 years. A year ago, she started buying and selling as The Purse Lady full time and has never looked back.
Be sure and check out this delightful lady. You are sure to learn much and have a great time! Maybe take home a collectible treasure!
Hall B 64/65     Email: thepurselady123@gmail.com


SO THEN, SO NOW August 28, 2012

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Sabrina Orangio is a stylist. Her career journey as a retail buyer of women’s clothing has brought her to her current shop, So Then, So Now, in Hall H 518 at Lakewood 400.  “I love to put together clothing to create an edgy look without spending a fortune. No matter what age, women can look great,” she says. “My finds are not vintage. They are thrift. I shop upscale thrift shops everywhere to find the perfect pieces to create classy outfits.” Sabrina has build quite a following for her expertise.
Sabrina has been in Georgia 18 years, by way of North Carolina, California, and Arkansas. She and her husband, Gregg, are empty nesters with 2 grown sons out on their own. Gregg volunteers for the scouts and Sabrina’s love is her shop.
email: sabrina@orangio.com