{Get to Know} Mad Hatter in Fuquay-Varina

After reading last week’s (Get to Know) feature on local hardware store Burke Brothers Hardware, I got the opportunity to hear from Bobbie of Mad Hatter in Fuquay-Varina, just south of Raleigh.

Here is her store’s story:

Mad Hatter, a specialty shop, opened in downtown Fuquay-Varina in August 2013 after a year in Clayton. Bobbie Asad, the owner, decided to open a small retail shop after being unemployed for several years. It was quite a change after spending 30+ years in engineering.

Mad Hatter has approximately 40 hats and fascinators in stock, plus several brands of tea. Mad Hatter teas, along with sample size teas, and will be adding Tea Forte Teas soon. Teapots, teacups, scone mixes and jams add to the Tea Party theme. A one-stop shop for a tea party!

Mad Hatter has specialty food items such as Tuff’s BBQ Sauces, Sweet Neecy’s cake mixes, and Yah’s Best products. Another popular item is the Mad Hatter Hand Lotions and Sprays, which are made locally and great for gifts.

If you love afternoon teas, collect teapots or teacups, enjoy drinking tea, this is a shop you will want to visit soon.

This looks like SUCH a fun place to head with the girls on a Saturday afternoon. And, if you’re heading to Azalea Festival in Wilmington this upcoming weekend, you can definitely get a Garden Party hat at this locally owned shop before heading to the coast. Thanks for spending your Wednesday with iheartretail.com, Bobbie!

If you’re a local retailer who would like to be featured here, email me at lisa@iheartretail.com.

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Lisa Jeffries

A good old-fashioned Southern girl - at home in the modern world.

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