Cary Lazy Daze Sticks to Two-Day Schedule in August

The annual Cary Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival is confirmed to stick with the newly expanded two-day schedule in 2017.





{Man Style Monday} Pitch & Primer

Pitch & Primer, a new men’s retail shop, is being built in Downtown Raleigh with the purpose of redefining the modern man’s shopping experience. The store will offer a variety of brands, personal stylists, and even a craft beer bar to provide men with a unique shopping environment. While the physical store is under construction, […]





Gather Reopening in Downtown Raleigh!

Gather, a lively gift shop and classroom, has just relocated from Downtown Cary to Downtown Raleigh’s Franklin Street. Owners describe the new shop as “small, cozy and full of soul”. The festive Grand Reopening Party will take place on December 4th from 6:00-10:00 pm. At this event, Gather will also be hosting their Made by Men Market, […]





{Movers & Shakers} Feelgoodz Opens Up Shop on Glenwood South

Howdy, neighbors! We’re delighted to see that the gang at Feelgoodz has joined iheartretail.com in setting up shop on Glenwood South! In addition to the “Treehouse” (also in Downtown Raleigh) on Wilmington Street, the feel good flip flop and flats gang has opened the Glenwood South shop as more of a corporate office for its […]





Bald Head Blues Opens Five Points Location

Our friends at Bald Head Blues have put down brick-and-mortar roots right here in Raleigh and I could not be more excited for them! Check out these pictures from their friends and family opening party back in September for a first look at the new store: The boutique, located in Five Points, features Bald Head […]





Downtown Raleigh Alliance Seeks to Increase Number of Retail Shops

The Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA) recently announced new incentives for retailers in hopes to fill empty storefront locations with retail shops. The incentives, available to soft-goods retailers, include grants, promotional services, and business planning services. The grants (up to $5,000) have the opportunity to help retailers with up-fit improvements, which in turn, will allow them to dedicate more […]





{Movers & Shakers} Downtown Raleigh’s Lighting Inc. Moves to North Raleigh Location

Antique light fixture retailer, Lighting Inc., will be moving from its current Downtown Raleigh Peace St. location to a spot in North Raleigh after 65 years in business. Lighting Inc. sells and fixes antique light fixtures and chandeliers. The business will move to 1608 N. Market Drive near Wake Forest Rd. by Oct. 1st as a […]





{Movers & Shakers} Retail Store Changes in Downtown Raleigh’s Glenwood South

Beloved clothing and accessories store, Cat Banjo, has officially closed its doors at its Downtown Raleigh Glenwood Ave. location. While it’s physical presence will be missed, the retailer will shift to focus exclusively on it online shop and non-profit animal rescue efforts. Cat Banjo is known for its one-of-a-kind clothing, jewelry, and gifts that local artists. The […]





Gypsy Jule Returns to Downtown Raleigh with New Brick and Mortar Location

Gypsy Jule, a bohemian retailer known for its vintage camper that pops up at local special events, will be returning to its Downtown Raleigh roots with a new brick-and-mortar location soon! The owner of Gypsy Jule previously operated a women’s boutique  on West. St. a few years ago but closed to focus on the development of the online […]





Moon & Lola Teams up with Bourbon & Bowties – and Visits Cameron Village, Too!

Everyone loves Moon & Lola (founded in Apex, NC – holler at your local brands!). And everyone also loves Bourbon and Boweties. But know what’s even better? A mash-up of the two! The designers between the iconic brands, Kelly from Moon and Carley from Bourbon, have been touring retailers around the country over the last few […]