{New Boutique on the Block} Jarrett Bay Launches Clothing Company and Releases Summer 2015 Collection

The iconic North Carolina boat manufacturer has made a staple out of its t-shirt and accessories collection among anglers and coastal lifestyle fans, so it only makes perfect sense that Jarrett Bay has launched a full-scale clothing company and summer collection to boot. According to a press release, Jarrett Bay “long known for the construction […]

{New Boutique on the Block} Thrift 2 Gift Opens Second Location

Thrift 2 Gift, a mission-based resale store based in Cary has announced the upcoming addition of a second location in Apex at 1402 East Williams Street. The Grand Opening will be August 1. Thrift 2 Gift is a branch of Seeds of Mustard Ministries, a non-profit ministry that funds other like-minded ministries that provide assistance […]

{New Boutique on the Block} Lily Nicole & Co. to Open Brick and Mortar Store in Mayfaire

According to WilmingtonBiz.com, Wilmington-based online retailer Lily Nicole & Co. {Wilmington | Online} will join the retail mix at Mayfaire this summer:

{Man Style Monday} Trophy Brewing Opening Bottle Shop in Downtown Raleigh

There has been a good bit of buzz in local media the last month about the addition of a new bottle shop, right next to a locally-owned running shop, to an otherwise abandoned area of Hillsborough Street – the 400 block. I can’t wait to see a bit of life in this area bridging Glenwood […]

{New Boutique on the Block} SallyMack Life Furnishings in Chapel Hill

Just based on the bright colors shared on their website and Facebook page, I cannot wait to find myself in Chapel Hill so I can visit the new SallyMack Life Furnishings home decor, gift and furniture store. PS: Props for the name “life furnishings”, because after all… home is where life is lived! Open Tuesday […]

Get Your Stitch Fix at the Beach!

A very cool announcement came out yesterday from Raleigh designer Holly Aiken about her Stitch brand of retail stores – yes, stores — there’s now two! Fans of the iconic Raleigh brand can now get their handbag and accessory fix just outside of Wilmington near the bridges heading over to Wrightsville Beach at 2035–B Eastwood […]

{New Boutique on the Block} Walk the Beaded Path and Lingerie Loft

Bernadette of Beautimous Beads closed her Downtown Cary store, but is now selling her beautiful beaded jewelry at the Triangle’s newest bead shop located in Raleigh off Glenwood Avenue – Walk the Beaded Path is located at 3721 Lynn Road, Suite 112 (in the corner of the Lynnwood Plaza shopping center). Walk the Beaded Path […]

{Get to Know} Jitty’s

One of the newest additions to the Cameron Village retailer roster is Jitty’s – located between Baskin Robbins and Ivy & Leo. Michelle DeWitt and her husband have returned to the South (welcome back, y’all!) after 14 years in Chicago and have brought their retail store, and Michelle’s vibrant style, back with them to share […]

{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 […]

{New Boutique on the Block} Crafty Beer Shop Officially Open as of Today

One week ago today I completely accidentally stumbled upon the Triangle’s latest craft beer retailer – this one in Five Points: Crafty Beer Shop {Raleigh}. For the sake of this post, shall we call it the New “Beer Boutique” on the Block? I mean, spade’s a spade, they’re still a retailer. They just happen to […]