Second Annual Downtown Royal Oak Celebrates In Style

September 29 & 30, 2006

ROYAL OAK, Mich., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ — Long known as Southeast Michigan’s entertainment capitol, Downtown Royal Oak has also evolved as a major destination for style. From art, couture and cuisine — and everything in between, Downtown Royal Oak will celebrate its unique purveyors of style and taste on Friday and Saturday, September 29 & 30 in a self-guided walking tour of trunk shows, tastings, demonstrations and fall sales called Downtown Royal Oak In Style. In addition, new purveyors of fashion and style signed on to Downtown Royal Oak over the past few months, including American Apparel, Hulla Baloo, Sprout, Prodigy Couture, Vogue Couture, Aqua Salon and Appletree Room, enhancing the Downtown’s retail mix.

Three established arbiters of taste and style are expanding their businesses due to great success in Downtown Royal Oak, including Metals in Time, whose owner, third generation jeweler Sergio Basmajian is moving his very successful business from the Northwest corner of Main and Fourth to historical landmark bank building at the Southwest corner of Main and Fourth; Lori London of Write Impressions is moving her successful card, gift and custom invitation shop from Fourth Street into a larger space on Washington Avenue; and the popular Alex Emelio salon recently added several hundred square feet to their location on Main Street.

Guests will enjoy a pedestrian tour of several of Downtown Royal Oak’s arbiters of taste who offer special, one-of-a-kind products and services with the personal touch and customer service of a bygone era. The tour includes state-of-the art condos, houses of fashion and couture, unique jewelers offering fine, custom jewelry, fine designer jeans, European couture, trend-setting hair and make-up at world class salons, lingerie and expert bra fittings, home decor, crafts, unique gifts and custom gift baskets, chocolates and coffee — all can be found at Downtown Royal Oak In Style. Below are a few of the participating retailers, salons and restaurants:


Bra~vo Intimates
517 S. Washington
Expert Bra Fitting and
Undergarment Trunk Show

220 W. Fourth
Expert demonstration of
fine, interchangeable jewelry; new designs forFall and Winter

Chaud Jeans
414 S. Washington
Trunk Show of select
designers; fall sale on top
of the line denim and tops

117 W. Fourth
New designer gowns;
personal sales & service
on real couture

Gayle’s Chocolates
417 S. Washington
Chocolate tastings, gift
giving ideas and more …

Gelato di Roma
303 S. Main
Tasting of scrumptious
mousse-like ice cream and
sorbet. Demonstration of
how it is made.

116 E. Seventh
Everything to make your
house a home trunk show

Kathmandu Chullo
411 S. Washington
Tasting and cooking
demonstration of organic,
vegetarian cooking

Metals in Time
Fourth & Main Street
Moving across the street
to the landmark bank
building sale!

Michael Angelo Salon
108 S. Main Street – 2nd Floor
Expert make up and hair
care analysis and

Poppy Beauty Bar
412 S. Washington
Free gift with purchase;
skin consultations; invitation to free make-up
demonstrations at a future date.

Pronto! Corner Store
600 S. Washington
Non-stop tastings from a variety of Pronto!’s
homemade goodies and
specialty vendors.
The WMGC 105.1FM game show
will be on site Saturday,
September 30 at 11am.

Studio Beige
110 E. Fifth
Trunk Show and Fall Sale

The Appletree Room
207 W. Fourth
The Apple Tree Room
recently relocated to
Downtown Royal Oak from
Franklin. Trunk Show of
Brighton, Vera Bradley and
more …

The Ladybug Shoppe
210 W. Sixth
Trunk Show of authentic
Royal Oak wear; miniatures
for Holiday; cross stitch
and framing demonstrations

Other upcoming events include:

– The Ghastly Weekend featuring the Halloween In Store Scary Sale and
Spooktacular, October 27-29 (Sale) and Sunday, October 29 Spooktacular
Trick or Treating from 2pm-4pm throughout Downtown Royal Oak.

– Santa’s First Stop in Metro Detroit — The Fifth Annual TELEVISED
Holiday Magic Parade on Washington Avenue Saturday, November 18 at
10am. Thousands will line Washington Avenue for the fifth annual
parade — an event not-to-be-missed, with a variety of performance
bands from Holiday funk to jazz, rock and blues, Christmas clowns and
carolers, a laptop lineup, marching bands from around the region,
Shriners’ mini-cars, soccer teams, dance troupes, a salute to law
enforcement, the Red Thistle Bag Pipe band, Santa and Christmas Carol
with grand marshals WJBK FOX 2′s Fanchon Stinger, Ben Bailey and Jackie
Paige and much, much more! The event will be televised live on WJBK
FOX 2.

– Parade Day Sale: Before and after the parade on November 18! Guests are
welcome to visit downtown retailers for unbeatable savings in the
area’s most unique mix of independent and corporate owned boutiques.

The City of Royal Oak Downtown Development Authority promotes, manages and maintains the central business district. A recent improvement to the downtown central business district includes angled parking on Washington Avenue from Fourth to Lincoln, adding more spaces and better aesthetics. For information about Downtown Royal Oak In Style, other events and Holiday Magic sponsorship opportunities, visit or contact Peggy Goodwin at 248.414.4533.

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