Category: Shop Local

Quercus Studio

photograph by Travis Long “When you walk in, you smell whatever I’m burning with the torch. You see what’s going on and hear it and smell it; it’s a full experience. It’s a space to see objects created. What is…

Oak City Project: No bike snobs here

by Bill Krueger photographs by Tim Lytvinenko What is the Oak City Cycling Project? Yes, it involves bikes. But what kind of project, exactly, are David Zell, Ken Metzger and Jared Harber up to behind the giant garage door at…

Ashley Harris’s Vermillion turns 10

by Liza Roberts Ten years ago, Ashley Harris was an optimistic 27-year-old entrepreneur with a bank loan and a big idea: to sell high-end designer fashion in Raleigh. Today, she’s a successful and seasoned retailer whose Vermillion boutique has earned real…

Gift Guide 2013: Treasure for everyone

There are so many local options for all the people in your life. From everyday luxury to simply indulgent, let WALTER be your guide for giving this season. FOR HER Warm & chic Rabbit poncho. C.T. Weekends, Cameron Village. $488….

Quick and coiffed

This summer, Raleigh will become home to not one but two blow dry parlors. For several years, New Yorkers and Angelenos – not to mention Atlantans, Washingtonians, Chicagoans, and others – have had this sort of fast and affordable salon…

Move over, Martha!

photographs by Leslie Baker When Joyce Fitzpatrick and Gail Perry had young daughters, the two hard-working Raleigh friends decided to show their girls that they, too, could excel in the domestic realm. “Move over, Martha!” jokes public relations dynamo Fitzpatrick,…

Tapping local talent: High Cotton’s savvy sourcing

by Jesma Reynolds photographs by Juli Leonard Raleigh native Beulah Louise Henry, an early 20th century inventor, once said: “If necessity is the mother of invention, then resourcefulness is the father.” Judy Hill, another Raleigh native and an inventor of sorts, embodies…

They sell resell: Vintage, new, collectible

by Jesma Reynolds photographs by Tim Lytveninko Raleighites have options when it comes to clothing consignment shops. These houses of style feature previously owned, often near-mint-quality clothing and accessories at a fraction of their original prices, appealing to those with…

Buck Creek bowls

by Emma Powell Wood bowl artist Darrell Rhudy, 83, first discovered his love of woodcraft in the third grade. “I told my teacher I wanted to build birdhouses,” he says, standing in the workshop he built behind his house off…

Boyette’s Automotive Performance Machine Shop

  photograph by Travis Long “I used to come down here, 12 or 13 years old, and sweep up on Saturdays. Daddy would give us a dollar. We worked hard; we earned that dollar. Then we could go uptown and…

Gabe Bratton: Artistry and old lace

by Samantha Thompson Hatem photographs by Tim Lytvinenko Gabrielle “Gabe” Bratton loves a good story almost as much as she loves making jewelry. Bring her your grandmom’s old lace wedding dress or yellowing veil, and Bratton wants to hear everything…

All stitched up

The last 18 months have been a whirlwind for Stitch Golf founder and Raleigh resident Charlie Burgwyn. In that time, he and his partner Steve Pena have created a multi-million-dollar business, selling more than 200,000 hand-sewn leather golf club head…

Bespoke and bewitching Booth Jewelers

by Jesma Reynolds photograph by Juli Leonard Tucked among the antique stores in Raleigh’s Five Points, Brian and Lily Booth’s custom jewelry store offers their own designs, like the rings pictured here, as well as heirloom jewelry restoration and estate…

GIGI’S GOT IT: In the bag

by Karen Johnson photograph by Lissa Gotwals Gigi Karmous-Edwards exudes a wide-eyed innocence you might not expect from a scientist and engineer of 27 years. But in her new career as handbag designer, a sense of wonder is a vital…

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