10 SHOPPING SURPRISES
Posted June 6, 2007 2:44 p.m. EDT
Often hidden, but worth the hunt
The Dancing Teapot
111 W. Chatham St.
Personalized gifts and stationery, party and wedding invitations and announcements for births and new addresses. Monogram Allen Stuart or Murval handbags, acrylic tea pitchers and platters.
A Southern Season
201 S. Estes Drive
One-of-a-kind Chapel Hill tradition. Track down hard-to-find gourmet cooking and baking items. Select from an enormous variety coffee and tea, wine and beer, candy, deli and baked goods and gift baskets.
113 S. Gregson St.
Whimsical selection of everything from gag gifts and toys to collectibles, greeting cards and bath items. Fabulous garden planters, quality futons and elegant kitchenware.
450 Daniels St.
452 W Franklin St.
Chapel Hill 933-4007
Two bright and cheerful stores, one in Cameron Village and one in Chapel Hill, where you’ll find that perfect-fitting pair of jeans. Youthful, yet mature casual clothing and accessories in vivid colors.
Kharma A Boutique
4350 The Lassiter at North Hills Ave.
Brings Park Avenue style and a funky, fresh edge to the Caribbean. Designer lines of clothing and accessories from Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Barcelona, including jeans, tees, purses, tops, shoes, bags, watches, dresses, skirts, mini’s and halters.
4421 Six Forks Road
Raleigh’s most posh and modern apothecary, carrying the finest in bath-and-body products in an upscale, intimate environment—with personalized attention. Best brand names in skin care to fit your needs.
4151 Main at North Hills St.
Furniture, home accessories and full-service interior design where nearly all brands are exclusive. Bowls, ceramics, vases, lighting, jewelry and purses. Gallery of local artists. From the former designers of Domicile.
Baby Sweet Pea
1839 Main St.
Wake Forest 453-1900
Adorable boutique for high-end children’s clothing and gifts. Carries Cachcach, Sweet Potatoes, Victoria Kids and more in sizes infant to 6X. Order a personalized, hand-painted piggy bank or rocking chair.
The General Store Café
39 West St.
Eclectic gifts and collectibles, pottery and art from Chatham County artists. Café dining, serving everything from tenderloin steaks to mom’s homemade chicken salad.
1699 Hoyt Scott Road
Bear Creek (336) 581-3141
Known for its scrumptious fruitcake. Everything is homemade in one of three kitchens in the 20,000 square-foot showroom. Select beautiful gift baskets or create your own. Elegant décor with a sample bar of jams, jellies and relishes.