Retail Therapy

Voda Boutique
Voda Boutique

We all need a little retail therapy every now and again. Spend your dimes in the most trendy of ways in one of these new and unique locally owned boutiques. They specialize in everything from funky North Carolina T-shirts to fancy men’s shoes to divine French soaps.

Voda Boutique
Kayla Brewer Cheek, the owner of Voda (a Slavic word meaning “water”) strives to create a laid-back, casual shopping experience with on-trend and fashion-forward apparel and accessories including light, airy dresses, fun tops and dainty jewelry, as well as locally-made goods. Relax and let your mind be at ease in the boutique’s new, much larger space at North Hills. 4209 Lassiter Mill Road, (919) 706-5783, shopvoda.com

Ealdwine
Ealdwine

Ealdwine
Gentlemen, prepare to don your classiest outfits yet. Ealdwine, an Old English name that means “Old Friend,” is a new men’s store from Alden shoe aficionados Matt Gray and Jim Pietryka. The store features some of the finest men’s shoes, suits, ties, belts and other accessories available in all of Raleigh. 412 S McDowell Street, (984) 242-0025, ealdwineraleigh.com

Bella Vita
Bella Vita is an earthy boutique in City Market with a minimalist philosophy offering global gifts and handcrafted home decor, including handmade jewelry, kitchen accessories, Raleigh-inspired T-shirts and furniture, as well as a unique French soap bar. 323 Blake Street, (919) 697-5033, 
facebook.com/bellavitaraleigh

Munjo Munjo
This funky new pop-up shop downtown from a Raleigh-based design studio specializes in graphic tees, stickers, pins, coffee mugs, magnets and more. With its expressive merch, Munjo Munjo hopes to give life to inspiring artists’ work and facilitate a fun and creative environment for all those who refuse to grow up. 120 South Wilmington Street, Suite 103, 
munjomunjo.com

Dove & Olive Mercantile
Dove & Olive Mercantile

Dove & Olive Mercantile
This dreamy shop and coffee and tea lounge new to Five Points sells a rotating collection of goods, including both locally-sourced pieces and products inspired from owner Hannah Weisberg’s various travels. 233 Bickett Boulevard, doveandoliveraleigh.com

The Flourish Market
The Flourish Market

The Flourish Market
Recently relocated to the Warehouse District, The Flourish Market features lovely, feminine clothes, shoes, accessories, home goods and gifts from 50 international and U.S. brands that provide jobs and fair wages to talented artisans in vulnerable communities. Owner Em Sexton’s expanded space also houses a coffee lounge and a co-working space for Triangle-based female entrepreneurs called The Locality, opening June 3.theflourishmarket.com