Monday, July 21, 2008

Retail Gossip!

I know you're all dying to know... so here's your scoop on Swagger's buzz this week:
Cary’s Swagger Gifts Celebrates “National Independent Retailers Week” by Saluting Local Independent Retailers

(Cary, NC) – Mandy Becker, owner of Swagger Gifts, has announced that the popular gift and accessories retail store, will celebrate National Independent Retailers Week by offering 20% off any one item for all local shoppers and fellow small business owners.
The event, which began on July 20th, 2008 and runs until July 26th, 2008 was designed by Profits+Plus for Small Business to “celebrate and promote those who own and manage the thousands of independent retail businesses around the world”, according to the website.
Swagger Gifts is participating in the event to raise awareness about the many inherent benefits of shopping locally and supporting the Triangle’s numerous small, independent retailers. “As a small business owner, I’m very aware of how shopping locally keeps hard-earned money within one’s own community,” says Becker, “and that’s hard to beat these days!” In addition to the revenue that stays predominately more local than when compared to big-box retailers with nationwide presence, local small businesses are incredibly active in local philanthropic and civic causes, continuing to give back in their own local communities.
As a special way of paying homage to other local independent retailers, Swagger will feature their staff members’ favorite recommendations for local shopping options in a host of categories every day this week on their blog at
Located in the heart of the Lochmere neighborhood in Cary, Swagger Gifts is located at 2425 Kildaire Farm Road and is open from 10am until 6pm, Monday through Friday, and from 10am until 5pm on Saturdays. Shoppers who cannot make it to the store, or who will be outside of the area, are encouraged to support their favorite Triangle-based retailers by shop online from at any time, from any location – continuing to invest purchases in their own community even when shopping online.
For more information about Swagger Gifts, please contact Mandy Kratus Becker at Swagger Gifts, 919-858-5884 or toll free at 877-792-4437 or visit the store online at Becker can also be reached via email at for additional comments or information.

About Swagger Gifts
Swagger Gifts, an upscale boutique with an eclectic flair, specializes in personalized gifts for everyone on your list - including yourself - has been in business for five years and has been voted the 'Best Gift Shop- by Cary Magazine readers. Having recently re-launched their web site, everything offered in their store, as well as great gift giving advice can be found online at – with new merchandise and features being added daily, including a blog authored by Mandy, her fabulous staff, and her customers in the blogging community!As if you needed another reason to read Swagger's blog on a daily basis (are we in your daily read feed yet?), we will be posting lots of our favorite local shopping recommendations this week... starting today! Be sure to email or link your friends if we recommend something that's just what they've been looking for!