Guest Blogger - April Clark, Fashion Aficionado, Beauty, Lifestyle Blogger 

Discover what’s new at Crabtree Valley Mall


Who: American Girl

What:  American Girl is a line of 18-inch dolls sold with accompanying books told from the viewpoint of the girls.  Aside from the original American Girl dolls, girls have the option to purchase dolls that look like them. The options for the line of Truly Me dolls range from eye color, eye shape, skin color, hair texture, and hair length. A variety of related clothing and accessories is also available. What we love about this brand is the excitement it brings to girls and various collectors.  Our favorite feature is the announcement of the girl of the year. This year it’s Gabriela McBride, she’s a dancer, an artist, and a poet out to inspire real change. We love how these products inspire girls!

When:  Opened July 2017

Where: Lower Level, next to Sears

Why you should shop: We’re so lucky to have this popular store in the area.  Stop by and shop all of the favorite things your daughter loves about American Girl right here in your city! 



Who: Alex & Ani

What: Alex and Ani is known for their signature design feature.  It’s an innovative, patented sliding mechanism that replaces the traditional clasp, making each bracelet entirely adjustable and a perfect one-size-fits-all gift.  One of our favorite features of the brand is the Personal Blueprint Guide, where customers can input data for themselves or someone else to complete a profile based on answers to such questions like, “Today I want to be surrounded by the energy of...”  Once the profile is complete the answers will correlate to a bevy of products that speak to your personal blueprint. 

Where: Upper Level, near Center Court

Why you should shop: Find great jewelry with personalization and meaning. Perfect for special occasions or a “just because gift”.

Lyla jones Bake shop

Who: Lyla Jones Bake Shop

What:  We are a creative, passionate team that thinks out of the box and thrives on bringing to life our next incredible edible creation for our amazing clients!  We are completely raising the bar and changing an industry! We are honored every day and never take for granted the opportunity we are given to be part of our clients most special occasions.

We are proud to offer moist, delicious cakes and cupcakes freshly baked using premium ingredients and professionally decorated for your special occasion.

Where: Upper Level, across from the Apple Store

Why you should shop: Lyla Jones Bake Shop will make your special occasion or corporate event a sweet time to remember!  Creative cakes & cupcakes for any occasion: weddings, corporate events, baby showers, sweet 16’s, birthdays & more!


Who:  Sweet Tea and Cornbread

What:   Note from owner:  A holiday pop-up shop (September 1 - December 31).  We aim to make shopping local and NC your goal this season!

Where:  Upper level, Belk wing

Why you should shop:  Sweet Tea and Cornbread is your one-stop-shop for products made in North Carolina!  Their variety of cookies, jams, cheese straws, Bloody Mary mixes, peanuts, (plus much more), makes for a fun shopping destination to fuel your inner foodie!   

Newly Remodeled Bath and Body Works + White Barn Candle

Who:  Bath and Body Works + White Barn Candle

What:   Newly remodel Bath and Body Works store with the addition of White Barn Candle

Where:  Lower level, next to Lego

Why you should shop:  This newly remodeled store comes with the addition of White Barn Candle!  Enjoy the new aesthetic and beautiful details this store has to over. 


Who:  Halloween Alley

What:   Halloween Alley is your source for all things Halloween!

Where:  Lower level, near Kanki

Why you should shop:  Halloween Alley offers a great selection of the latest costumes and coolest decorations at reasonable prices.  Conveniently located lower level, near Kanki, this shop supplies everything to make your holiday delightfully frightful! 

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