Guide to Local Retailers at University Place in Chapel Hill


University Place – A Premier Shopping Destination

University Place, located in the heart of Chapel Hill, features many local retailers offering gourmet foods and home goods, menswear, womenswear, children’s clothing, and even jewelry. Considered one of the area’s premier shopping destinations, the center is anchored by longtime local favorite, Southern Season.

Southern Season

Southern SeasonSouthern Season is the premier destination for specialty food and gifts. It offers an extensive selection of gourmet foods, wines, housewares and cookware. With a belief in southern hospitality and a passion for the art of entertaining, Southern Season prides itself upon great tasting and distinct products offered by a knowledgeable and friendly staff ready to help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

Follow the blog on Southern Season’s website for updates on cooking classes, food pairings and new recipes!

William Travis Jewelry

William Travis JewelryWilliam Travis Jewelry is a custom design jewelry store headed by award-winning metalsmith, William Travis Kukovich. The store features a collection of pieces that fuse classic, contemporary design with individual style. The retailer’s award-winning jewelry embodies modern elegance and practicality for daily wear.

Come browse the store’s collection and create a custom design jewelry piece that reflects your personality and style!

University Place

Keep reading for our guide to University Place’s best-in-class local retailers!

Clothing Retailers for Men, Women, and Children

O’Neill’s Clothing

O'Neill's Men's Clothing at University PlaceIf you’re looking for a good place to shop for high-end men’s clothing, look no further. O’Neill’s Men’s Clothing offers an extensive selection of classic, lifestyle clothes for men. Known for its big brands like Barbour and Southern Tide, O’Neill’s also offers local brands as well.

According to Joe W. on Yelp, “John O’Neil has been in business for many, many years in Chapel Hill for good reason. He sells high quality men’s clothing in classic styles, does expert fittings and alterations himself, is a wealth of knowledge and also just a really great guy. I’ve bought suits, pants, shirts and ties from O’Neil’s for more than 15 years and have always been happy with the clothes and service.” The review ends with O’Neill’s being dubbed “An Institution.” — high praise that certainly seems to fit.

Dina Porter

"<yoastmarkThis local retailer hosts a contemporary clothing and accessories gallery featuring over 150 vendors. Many of its lines are from small vendors, but the store also carries fine lines from Eileen Fisher, Lee Andersen, Mary Frances, and even the wardrobe musthave, Spanx. Dina Porter offers unique items for a casual day out with friends or a day in the office and specializes in wedding guest attire. The staff is also very helpful when showing you how to dress for your figure and your event. You’ll leave looking and feeling great!

Follow Dina Porter on Facebook for a look behind the scenes and to see new arrivals as they make their way into the store.

Fine Feathers

Fine Feathers

Fine Feathers features fine ladies apparel and accessories selected to highlight your style, vision, and beauty. This local retailer offers destination shopping for all women who love to wear pretty clothes, including designer labels like Armani Collezioni and Piazza Sempione in an intimate setting where the focus is on what’s best for you. Fine Feathers also offers expert fitting by master tailors available every day.

One of the nice touches you’ll find here that isn’t offered in many boutiques is tailor fit! Fine Feathers offers expert fitting by master tailors available every day.

Also, be sure to visit the retailer’s website often for their regularly updated schedule of trunk shows… these events are a great way to see extra pieces from your favorite designers and labels that may not be always available in store. There are also great deals and specials offered during these shows!

Glee Kids

Glee KidsGlee Kids offers a thoughtful selection of clothing, shoes, and gifts for infants and children. This retailer carries designer lines like Pink Chicken, Wonderboy, and Appaman – in addition to the entire line of Tea Collection!

You’ll also find special baby goods from Nature Baby, Nui Organics and Aden + Anais.

This store has a variety of fun brands that are favorites among the moms in Chapel Hill. Each brand is selected with love and care with the idea that greatness earns a smile and spreads some glee.

Be sure to follow the local retailer on Facebook for sale alerts, new arrivals, and much more!

The Red Hen

Red Hen BoutiqueWhether you are in the market for children’s clothing or a unique baby gift, the Red Hen in Chapel Hill has you covered! The store’s vision is to offer not only great prices on previously owned clothes, toys, and equipment but also carries new items, like nursing clothing or reusable diapering systems, that can be hard to find locally. Additionally, The Red Hen offers a dynamic selection of locally-produced gift items for expecting moms, new moms, infants and children.

Additionally, The Red Hen offers a dynamic selection of locally-produced gift items for expecting moms, new moms, infants, and children.

Connect with The Red Hen on Facebook for featured items and store updates.

Check out these stores and let us know what you think!

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