2ab2/1240604888-cr_spring_08_shot.jpgApril showers bring May flowers, not to mention lots of fun shopping events around town. Mark your calendars and don’t miss these great wardrobe-updating opportunities.

Cynthia Rowley is holding a sample sale May 1-3. Discounts will be up to 80 percent. Whew!

On Fri., May 1, wear your lingerie or pajamas to a Culture Vultures party to benefit The Lowcountry Food Bank. The event features complimentary Pink Pussycat Martinis, a buffet, a vintage lingerie fashion show, sales on vintage clothing and accessories, and a free gift with any lingerie purchase. (843) 402-9955.

Also on Friday, handbag designer Julie Wheat is having a trunk show at II Brunettes. Check back for an extended post on this event.

If you’re a bride-to-be, don’t miss the Bridal Show Open House Sun., May 3 at Charleston Yacht Club. Includes a fashion show by Maddison Row, music by DJ Eddie L, and more. Brides will have a chance to meet wedding vendors (photographers, cake decorators, caterers) and get ideas for their big day. (843) 722-4968.

On Thurs., May 7 from 5-8 p.m., Daniel Island boutique Thera M. hosts a Springtime Tea Party. The event features prizes, giveaways, great spring fashions, and a Southern-style tea party with little sandwiches and Sweet Tea Vodka cocktails!

We also recently got word of a new Mt. Pleasant boutique called Pearl opening in May. We’ll be checking out the launch party and reporting back, but expect great items from Jason Wu, Megan Park, Anya Hindmarch, and more.

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