Brand Fandango VIII

DesignBoxIf your aspirations for Christmas shopping include avoiding big box stores and instead finding unique, handmade items from Raleigh artisans, look no further than DesignBox’s eighth annual Brand Fandango. It’s a bazaar filled with rotating inventory from such local crafters as Revamp Clothing, Blue Barnhouse, Tim Ayers Potter, Metamorphosis Metals, Bax Snax, Ah Peele, Fancy Knockabout and many, many more. Be sure to stop by the Shotbox for “cups of cake” and, presumably, plates of coffee. The wares are for sale at DesignBox through Dec. 23, on weekdays from noon to 7 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Friday, Dec. 18, from 7 to 10 p.m. Visit www.designbox.us/fandango8.html. David Fellerath