House of Swank: The NC Inspired Co. Finds New Home in DTR Historic Location

House of Swank, the local screen-printing shop, has officially set up a new retail location in an amazing space in downtown Raleigh! Located at 119 E. Hargett St, in the historic Raleigh Furniture Building, the beloved NC t-shirt company is to inhibit the space near Moore’s Square and aims to create an atmosphere that combines retail and community interaction.

Photo from House of Swank’s Facebook Page

How it all started…

House of Swank’s founder, John Pugh, bought a $50 screen-printing kit in 2011 with the idea of making music-themed t-shirts to sell along with a 5-song CD. In addition, he also started making t-shirts featuring all things NC and Raleigh, from barbecue to moonshine. Quickly, his fun loving, community inspired t-shirts had taken off and House of Swank was founded as an official business in 2012. House of Swank has created a name for itself as a company that, “helps people celebrate life, food, culture, and favorite places.”


Photos from House of Swank’s Facebook Page

The move to the historic Raleigh Furniture Building allows this retail shop to not only sell their amazing merchandise but also highlight the art of screen-printing and craft by which the merch is created. The three-story brick building was built in 1914 and was a furniture store for most of the 20th century. The Romanesque Revival style building is a contributing structure to the Moore Square National Register District and has also been designated as a landmark by the City of Raleigh- just another awesome tie House of Swank has to the Raleigh Community and the state of North Carolina. The new location aims to not only act as a retail fixture in downtown Raleigh, but also create a space that is, “easily accessible to host music and maker workshops for community engagement and corporate events.”


Photos from House of Swank’s Facebook Page and Goodnight Raleigh
Quotes and content from House of Swank Press Release

Sneak Peek Pop-Up Shop

This Saturday March 17th, head to House of Swank’s new location for a sneak peak Pop-Up Shop from 11am-4pm. Come see the awesome new interactive floor plan as well as shop their incredible NC-inspired clothing and merchandise.

For more info on House of Swank, visit their website, Instagram or Facebook page and read the full Press Release on their move downtown!

House of Swank
119 E. Hargett Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601

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