Thursday, January 31, 2013

& They're Off!!!

It's official our team has left for Kenya!

Thank you for all of your continued love & support! Please keep them in your thoughts & prayers while they travel to Karogoto!

xoxo fab'rik ladies & gents

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Kenya Mission Trip: Who's Who

We've been asked by many: Who's going on this mission trip to Kenya?

Below are all of the individuals who are embarking on this life-changing journey in just 2 days & their excitement for this trip!! 

fab'rik CEO & her sweet husband

From Dana: "I can't wait to see how God brings our team together and I can't wait to spend a day in the life of the Kenyans and be a part of their world."

fab'rik Operations Manager

"I'm so excited not only to be going to Africa, but to be going with such an amazing group of people and to be able to give to a community in need. I also can't wait to go on a Safari!!!"

I am one of fab'riks biggest fans and boyfriend of the beautiful Ally Wheeler.

I am excited about going to Kenya for the following:
 1.) For most, including me, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get outside myself and truly make an impact in a complete strangers life.
2.) I look forward to experiencing a different culture. 

fab'rik Midtown Manager & Corporate Social Media Manager

"I am thrilled to embark on this journey with some of my dearest friends. I am very much looking forward to experiencing another culture & building relationships with those we meet in Kenya."


fab'rik Buckhead Manager & the Corporate National Advertising Funds Manager

"I am so excited to be participating in the journey, 1st because I have never traveled abroad (shocking I know) as well as experience a culture that is foreign to my lifestyle. I hope to gain new perspective on my life while bringing hope and learning from the Kenyan's way of life. I want to regain faith in my blessings and be reminded to never take anything for granted! :-) "

fab'rik Forum Manager & the Corporate Manager of Personal Styling

"There are SO many reasons I am going on this trip, but I am most excited for the opportunity to share and celebrate my faith with the people of Karogoto. Everything about this trip is pushing me out of my comfort zone, but I am absolutely thrilled to experience Kenya alongside this team!"

fab'rik City Walk manager & Corporate Hiring Manager

"I had the opportunity to go to Kenya in the summer of 2007 and have been itching to go back ever since. The people are so incredible and full of life - I think I end up receiving more from them than I could ever give! Also, having the opportunity to serve with my amazing fab'rik family is a dream come true"

fab'rik Atlantic Station Personal Stylist

"I'm going to Kenya as a challenge to myself to do something radical to help those less fortunate. I am excited for my own spiritual journey as well as the opportunity to travel alongside friends, old and new, as we experience this life changing trip together. And I am really excited to (hopefully) see a lion." 

fab'rik Athens Owner

"I am going to Kenya in order to deepen my relationship with Jesus Christ by sharing the love of Christ with the people of Kenya. I look forward to encouraging the Kenyans, offering them hope and reminding them how deeply God loves them and how He designed them uniquely and specifically for His purpose."

Caroline's boyfriend & Loco's Grill Owner

friends of Dana & Angelo

 From Stefany: "I am a loyal fab'rik shopper and I met Dana and Angelo 2 years ago on a mission trip to Haiti.  I want to serve, connect with, love and encourage my team and the Kenyan people that we meet.  I can't wait to see what God has in store for us on this journey.  I am really happy that my husband Samm will be with me!"

 From Samm: "My wife is a fab'rik shopper and volunteer with Free Fab'rik, I am a great appreciator and beneficiary of fab'rik's adult beverage policy... as well as their coming to my rescue in my ineptness at finding gifts for my wife. We traveled with Dana and Angelo to Haiti two years ago and have been friends ever sense. I am looking forward to experiencing the culture of Kenya, becoming acquainted with the people and serving them in any way I can. I also look forward to spending time with my team and getting to know them. I'm glad to be spending this time of learning with my wife!"

A fab'rik addict and a vendor...I'm the founder of Well-Kept sold in the stores :)

"Africa has been on my "bucket" list for a long time.   I've always been fascinated with economic development in other countries, specifically as it relates to women.  I was very excited to hear we will be working at the knitting facility in Kenya which is a micro enterprise project for women in the area.  I can't wait to spend time with these women and be part of the construction team to improve their facility which leads to a better opportunity for them and the future of the village."

Stay tuned: Kenya blogs will be posted live from their travels from January 31st-February 9th
Thank you for all of your love & support!

Top 3

What top 3 trends were our buyers buying at market this past weekend?...

We are so excited for spring/summer 2013 -- be sure to follow your local fab'rik on Facebook or check us out online for new arrivals every day!!!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Just In: Beaded Top

Beaded tank: $46 (Also available in grey) 
Blazer: $78

DL1961 Opal skinnies: $158

Photo from fab'rik Raleigh

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Awards Show Season Part Deux

Some of our favorite looks from the Screen Actor's Guild Awards... Looking forward to what the Oscars have to bring..

Claire Danes ; Givenchy
Amanda Seyfried ; Zac Posen
Anne Hathaway ; Giambattista Valli
Jennifer Lawrence ; Dior Couture
Jessica Chastain ; Alexander McQueen
Kerry Washington ; Rodarte
Naomi Watts ; Marchesa
Sofia Vergara ; Donna Karan

Bulldog 100

My husband & I had the honor of representing fab'rik & Dana last night at the University of Georgia: Bulldog 100, Fastest Growing Bulldog Businesses Celebration. I too am a Georgia Bulldog, & having the opportunity to be in a room filled with accomplished Georgia alumni was such a great experience.
The keynote speaker for the evening, Pete Correll (class of '63) had us all laughing & reminiscing about those amazing years we each spent at the University -- the memories that bond us to the great city of Athens, Georgia -- regardless of how long ago we graduated. Each person's love for that city was undeniable last night: we all bleed red & black.  
As the countdown of the top 100 Fastest Growing Bulldog Businesses commenced, I was literally stirring in my seat waiting on our name to be called... past the top 75, past the top 50, into the top 25: #24! Now, I know having known Dana for almost 7 years now that 22 is her lucky number & she would have been so excited for that, but 24?!? It is such an amazing testament of the hard work & dedication that has been put into this company as well as a prelude to what's to come for fab'rik in the future. As a company we couldn't be more excited for this honor & for being recognized among such a distinguished group of entrepreneurs! 

Go Dawgs!

Angelique (me:) representing Dana at the event

Gorgeous centerpieces 

Somewhat of a selfie

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Celeb Addict: Emily Maynard

Charlotte's favorite bachelorette, Emily Maynard, made her way back to fab'rik Charlotte for an afternoon of shopping with friends last week.  The blonde starlet browsed our new spring arrivals to brighten up her wardrobe despite the icy conditions outside!  Bright colors, florals, prints, and romantic pastels seemed to be what caught the eye of this young fashionista.  She always does such a good job of mixing her high-end pieces with affordable options and even at fab'rik didn't disappoint by scoring a pair of boots from our Biggest Sale of the Season!  Seriously, is there anything she doesn't make look like a million bucks??  She was as sweet as ever and remains one of our favorite fab'rik addicts!  

Here are some looks you might catch Emily running around Charlotte and LA in:

BB Dakota Red Shift Dress
Striped pastel shorts
Laser cut booties

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Transitional Pieces

Key pieces to help you transition into spring: in stores now!!!

photo from fab'rik East Cobb

Video: What We're Wearing This Weekend

Check out some of fab'rik's latest styles & what we're wearing this weekend in our latest YouTube video.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Outfit du Jour: Bought It Right Outta the Box

#outfitdujour #boughtitrightouttathebox

Follow fab'rik on Instagram: fabrikboutique

DL1961 Amanda skinnies ; fab;rik booties ; Arm Candy bracelets; MK watch ; fab'rik sweater ; scarf from fab'rik

Star Style: Eva Longoria

Score Eva's look at fab'rik!!!

Coral skinnies-$32
Studded pocket top-$72
Aviators- $18

photo from fab'rik Charlotte

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Outfit du Jour: Simple Tuesday

#outfitdujour #simpletuesday

Follow fab'rik on Instagram: fabrikboutique

DL1961 jeans ; fab'rik wedge booties ; BouCou necklace ; fab'rik sweater ; Arm Candy bracelets

Office Confidential

Office-ready looks available in stores now!

For more office-attire inspiration check out our Office Confidential Pinterest board.

Styling Tips

Loved these quick & easy styling tips from

Monday, January 21, 2013

Outfit du Jour: Sometimes It's All About the Scarf

#outfitdujour #sometimesitsallaboutthescarf

Follow fab'rik on Instagram: fabrikboutique

fab'rik cardigan ; DL1961 jeans ; fab'rik scarf ; Arm Candy bracelets ; DY rings ; MK watch

Contest: Girls' Night Out

Want a chance to win the ultimate girl’s night out?? – a fab’rik Rockstar shopping party: you & 10-20 of your friends have the store to yourselves, complete with 20% off shopping & complimentary beer/wine! We’re even throwing in a $50 fab’rik gift card for you to shop with your girlfriends! 

1) Upload a pick of you & your girls out wearing fab’rik to Instagram
2) Tag @fabrikboutique & hashtag (the city you shop in) so we know which store you shop at!

1 winner for each city! Winners will be chosen & announced January 23rd!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

The Art of Dressing

Our online manager, Kristi, shows you a few quick ways to layer your winter/holiday dresses to wear them for months to come!

Who doesn't love a little versatility in their wardrobe?

Friday, January 18, 2013

Spring Trend: Floral Jeans

As seen online... Available at fab'rik!! 

Keep your top and accessories simple and you can pull off this look even in flashy colors!

We just received the below more neutral palette of this trend which will really allow for you to play around with color!

Images from around the web (Pinterest)
$46 jeans available now at fab'rik!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Just In: Blazer

Our newest blazer.. available in 3 colors.. $78

The perfect layering piece for spring! 

photo from fab'rik Charlotte