What is the LKN Tour de Boutique?
The team at Forsyth Magazines knows a thing or two about shopping, and more specifically, shopping trips. Since 2010, we’ve hosted over 15 shopping events! We love turning a regular Saturday into an extraordinary Saturday with a non-stop, shop-til-you-drop adventure! The LKN Tour de Boutique is a self-guided tour of 10-12 local boutiques. These boutiques roll out the red carpet!
We all know the value and importance of shopping locally. It helps stimulate the local economy, creates jobs, and brings tremendous value to our community. It’s a one-of-a-kind event that you won’t want to miss!
Is transportation provided?
Tour de boutique is a self-guided tour, so you can shop at your own pace.
Will there be route options?
Yes! We will provide shoppers with several route options depending on which side of town they would like to start.
Do you have to visit the stores in a certain order?
No! You are welcome to go rogue and create your own route. Our routes are purely suggestions to give you some added efficiency.
How much does it cost?
What does the cost include?
Your $50 registration fee includes the LKN simple modern 40 oz Trek tumbler cup, a swag bag with some other goodies, coupons and even gift cards hidden inside! There will also be exclusive specials, giveaways and/or discounts at all participating boutiques, door prize tickets, and most importantly, a day full of fun and quality time with your girlfriends!
When will you release a list of participating stores?
Stay tuned to social media — @lknmagazine on Instagram and Facebook.
What time does it start?
Many stores adjust their hours to accommodate the Tour, although 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. is the typical time frame. Since it’s self-guided, you can shop at your own pace and spend 20 minutes in one store and an hour in another. We will be sure to communicate open and closing times of each boutique with participants before the event.
Are you required to visit all the stores?
No, it is not required, but the more stores you visit, the more chances you will have to win door prizes!! You can enter a drawing at every store that you visit, and we have a special GRAND PRIZE that you can only enter when you visit all the participating stores.
Do people usually sign up with friends or individually?
BOTH! We have seen three generations sign up together (mother, daughter, granddaughter), we’ve seen groups of friends, co-workers, sisters, cousins, AND, absolutely, people can sign up individually. We know some people prefer shopping alone, and that is totally fine! We can assure you the stores will make you feel welcome all day long!
Should we mark our calendars now for the Fall Tour de Boutique in Winston-Salem?
Yes! The tentative date for the fall tour will be on October 7th, in Winston-Salem
What past shoppers are saying:
“I love spending time with my girlfriends and being able to shop at our own pace!” ~ Cassie P.
“In a world where everyone is shopping online, it was awesome to go to actual stores with your best friends and be treated like VIPs while doing it!” ~ Meredith M.
“My friends who started the day out not knowing each other, became friends by the end of the day! We had a blast!” ~ Emily B.
“Tour de Boutique introduced me to stores I didn’t know before I moved to NC. Now I’m a regular of the stores and the Tour de Boutique! Love the customer service that local boutiques offer.” ~ Barbara M.