Traditionally, fall is the season of shaking things up in fashion, and that couldn’t be more true for the Triangle retail scene, with several shops moving or making changes.
▪ Fans of Durham’s Dear Hearts vintage boutique may have noticed the store closed Aug. 1, but the shop is far from out of business. Owners and stylists Stella Wingfield Cook and Donna Orr have swapped spaces with Anchor Studio in the 618 Foster St. building that houses both businesses, and the store will only be open by appointment. The move coincided with the duo’s increased focus on their styling business, which has taken them on the road and away from the store more frequently.
While dialing back their brick-and-mortar presence, they’re expanding their online shop (shopdearhearts.com) with more vintage pieces, along with items created by local craftspeople and independent jewelry makers. To make an appointment to visit the store, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
▪ In Raleigh’s Glenwood South, Revolver Consignment Boutique will move downstairs into the space formerly occupied by Cat Banjo. According to owner Liz Johnson, the store is expected to open sometime this week.
▪ Dress designer resale boutique is expanding with a new location in Raleigh’s Market at Colonnade opening later this month. The shop’s current location in Ridgewood Shopping Center will remain open. The new location will be at 8511 Colonnade Drive, Suite 150, 919-699-6505. Stay tuned to this column for info on the grand opening.
▪ Jarrett Bay Clothing Co. will relocate from Crabtree Valley Mall to North Hills and is expected to open in November. The store, which carries coastal-inspired apparel and accessories for men, women and children, will also carry the brand’s new holiday collection later this year. The new store will be between Vivace and Uniquities.
▪ Also opening in North Hills this fall is the new Peter Millar boutique. The 1,600-square-foot location will be the first standalone retail outlet for the luxury sportswear brand in North Carolina (the brand also has a shop-in-shop at Kannon’s Clothing in Cameron Village). The opening date has not been announced.
▪ Over the last decade, Triangle boutique Gypsy Jule has lived up to its nomadic moniker with several moves and the addition of a mobile shop. The boutique puts down roots in downtown Raleigh this fall with the opening of a permanent location in the new L Building at South McDowell and West Davie streets. The shop, which sells boho style clothing and accessories, has not set a firm opening date. Visit gypsyjule.com for updates.
The monthly Patchwork Mini-Market returns to Durham’s Fullsteam Brewery on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. This month’s vendors include vintage and handmade jewelry maker Babini, Durham-themed children’s wear company Bullpin Apparel and Lo & Behold Natural Body Care, among others. Visit facebook.com/TheDurhamPatchworkMiniMarket for details.
Northgate Mall celebrates the holiday weekend with a mall-wide sidewalk sale, Saturday through Monday. Merchants will have clearance inventory on tables outside their stores, with more deals inside. For more info, visit northgatemall.com.
Fine Feathers Boutique will have jackets and more from Nina McLemore in store for a trunk show Sept. 8-12. Fine Feathers is at 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, 919-942-3151.
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