Let’s Go Shopping in Downtown Raleigh | The Best Gift Shops & Boutiques

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Downtown Raleigh is the perfect place to go shopping. You’ll find locally made crafts and candles, beautiful clothing, decor for your home, or the perfect gift for a friend. 

I’ve listed the shops by location so it’s easy to park and visit other shops nearby. (See map at end of post.)

Raleigh has several parking decks and parking lots or you can park on the street in metered spaces. 

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Escazú Chocolates

Escazu Chocolates Raleigh
Escazu Chocolates

Escazu Chocolates is a bean-to-bar chocolate maker that gets its beans from directly traded, organic, or fair-trade cocoa.

Each chocolate is a work of art on the outside with superb flavor on the inside; I know because I’ve been here several times to purchase their creations.

They also sell ice cream, hot chocolate, and offer curated gift boxes starting at $35.

Escazu Chocolates
936 N Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27604

Edge Of Urge

Edge Of Urge Gift Shop Raleigh, NC

Edge of Urge has lots of unique jewelry, house decor, clothes, and gift items from local and independent artists.

It also has a really hip vibe. When I entered the store, I knew I wanted to bring my teenage daughter back with me the next time I visited.

Edge Of Urge
215 E Franklin St #110, Raleigh, NC 27604

Logan’s One Stop Garden Shop

Logan's One Stop Garden Shop

I can’t believe I didn’t know about this charming yet spacious garden shop in downtown Raleigh before now.

Logan’s One Stop Garden Shop has everything from various plants and succulents to amazing home decor and gift items.

Logan's One Stop Garden Shop Christmas Tree
Logan's One Stop Garden Shop local stores near me

And if you need help decorating your Christmas tree, you’ve come to the right place. Just pick your ornaments right off the professionally decorated trees. 

Logan’s One Stop Garden Shop
707 Semart Dr, Raleigh, NC 27604

DECO Raleigh

Deco Gift Shop in Raleigh NC
Deco Gift Shop in Raleigh NC purse

DECO Raleigh is one of the most well-known gift shops in the Raleigh area for a good reason.

They feature gifts from more than 80 local artisans, including gourmet foods, candles, decor, dishes, and hand-made bags.

If you’re looking for NC or Raleigh gifts, you’ll love the selection of mugs, cups, puzzles, and art that feature our great city and state.

Deco Raleigh North Carolina Gifts
Deco Raleigh mugs NC gifts

DECO Raleigh
207 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Read With Me

Read With Me Raleigh Children's Bookstore

Read With Me is a cozy and inviting children’s book store. They have a wonderful selection of high-quality books and gifts to inspire creativity.

They also offer free virtual book clubs.

Read With Me
111 E Hargett St #110, Raleigh, NC 27601

House Of Swank Clothing

House of Swank is a fantastic local t-shirt and accessory shop in downtown Raleigh. They have a great selection of t-shirts that keep up with current affairs in a humorous way.

All shirts are screen printed right in their shop so they can stay on top of viral or pop-culture references. And reviewers love the quality and softness of their tees.

Another reason I love this store is because they support several local charities.

House Of Swank Raleigh Shopping
House Of Swank downtown raleigh shopping

House Of Swank
119 E Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Marbles Corner Store

If you’re looking for any kind of children’s gift, visit the Marbles Corner Store, a part of the Marbles Kids Museum.

They have a fantastic selection of creative games, puzzles, science kits, and toys. They focus on educational yet whimsical children’s merchandise.

Marble’s Corner Store
201 E Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27601

The ZEN Succulent

Who doesn’t love succulents?

I personally do because they are the only plant that I can keep alive. 

Along with succulents, The ZEN Succulent also offers house plants, air plants, and beautifully crafted terrariums. 

They’ll even deliver to your doorstep.

The ZEN Succulent
208 S Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Bella Vita Home + Lifestyle

Located in City Market on cobblestone streets, Bella Vita is oozing with charm, style, and impeccable customer service. I know because that’s what I experienced when I visited!

The store offers elegant and cozy home decor as well as locally made candles and soaps. 

Bella Vita locally made in Raleigh candle
Bella Vita gift bag shop in downtown Raleigh NC

Your purchase comes in a beautiful gift sack or gift wrapped for a small fee.

I left with one of the best smelling candles I’ve found – Cellar by Porch Fly Supply Co. And the best part is that it’s made right in Raleigh, NC. 

Bella Vita Home + Lifestyle
323 Blake St, Raleigh, NC 27601


Unleased Dog and Cat Store Raleigh Shopping NC

If you want to pick up a gift for your furry friend, be sure to stop at Unleashed.

They carry natural foods, treats, chews, and more for your dog or cat. They also have some of the cutest collars I’ve seen for pets.

329 Blake St #1801, Raleigh, NC 27601

Raleigh Provisions

I always enjoy visiting Raleigh Provisions. It’s is a cozy store in downtown Raleigh that sells gourmet food and gifts from small North-Carolina based companies.

Some of my favorite items from the store include local honey, chocolates, soaps, and candies.

They have beautiful gift baskets on their website to make gift-giving a breeze.

Raleigh Provisions
107 E Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Videri Chocolate Factory

Videri Chocolate Factory is an artisan chocolatier that makes amazing chocolates from bean to bar.

They offer chocolate bars, bonbons, hot chocolate mix, cocoa tea, cocoa nibs, and baking chocolate.

They also offer soft-serve ice cream with delicious toppings at their walk-up window.

Videri Chocolate Raleigh Gift Shop
Videri Chocolates Raleigh Gift Shop NC

Videri Chocolate Factory
327 W Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Black & White Coffee at Videri

Black & White Coffee Roasters is located in the same building as Videri Chocolates. They also have a location in Wake Forest, NC, where they roast their beans. 

And did you know they have some of the best beans in the world? Their beans have been to the World Barista Championship many times and have won at nationals. 

You can buy a bag of coffee beans or get a cup of latte to enjoy in their lovely outdoor seating area. 

Black & White Coffee
327 W Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601

The Flourish Market

The Flourish Market is another shop I want to take my teenage daughter to. 

It’s an upbeat, friendly boutique with trendy clothes, candles, and spunky gifts like Schitt’s Creek magnets and coloring books.

I especially loved their shelf stocked with gifts under $20.

The Flourish Market Shop Local NC
The Flourish Market Downtown Raleigh Shopping NC

The Flourish Market
307 W Martin St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Raleigh Denim Workshop

Raleigh Denim Workshop NC shopping

Raleigh Denim Workshop makes most of their hand-crafted rustic jeans and apparel in-house. Their jeans are high-end and cost $200 – $400, but reviewers love the jeans and say they keep their quality and shape for years.

It’s a cool store to visit as you can actually see their factory full of sewing machines in the back of the store.

Raleigh Denim Workshop
319 W Martin St #100, Raleigh, NC 27601

Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters downtown Raleigh shopping nc

Urban Outfitters is a global store that offers trendy clothes, jewelry, perfume, gift items, and decor. 

Usually, you find this store in the mall, so I enjoy visiting this one in quaint downtown Raleigh.

Urban Outfitters
400 W Martin St, Raleigh, NC 27603

Father & Son’s Antiques

Father and Son's Thrift Store Raleigh NC

At Father & Son’s, you’ll find a hip antique shop loaded with vintage clothing and decor.

And I love the upstairs space that’s filled with classic vinyl records.

The owners scour the country looking for the best pieces to add to their collection, and it shows. If you like thrift shopping, this store is a must.

Father's and Son's Thrift Store in downtown Raleigh

Father’s & Son’s Antiques
302 S West St, Raleigh, NC 27603

Weaver Street Market

Have you ever wanted to be a part-owner of a grocery store?

Weaver Street Market is a co-op, and therefore owned by its shoppers and employees. You can buy shares in the company to help support their commitment to local, sustainable organic groceries.

Having a membership comes with perks like monthly coupons and the right to vote in board elections.

I love shopping here because they have a great selection of locally made gourmet foods that make for great gifts.

Weaver Street Market Locally Made Toffee
Weaver Street Market Locally made gifts

Weaver Street Market
404 W Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27603

Revolver Consignment Boutique

Revolver Consignment Shop Raleigh NC shopping

Revolver Consignment Boutique is a high-end shop that specializes in vintage and designer clothing

Revolver Consignment Shop Liz Claiborne Dress NC
Revolver Consignment Shop Fur Coat Downtown Raleigh NC

You can find something in any price range. I was able to find a Calvin Klein dress for $20 and a fur Coat for $220.

I imagine this is the kind of shop that Dan Levy scoured to find clothes for the show Schitt’s Creek. Watch him talk about it here.

Revolver Boutique
122 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603


Sircastleteees sells customized sneakers and shoes in creative colors and styles.

Check out their online store to see their unique designs that would make for the perfect gift. They have something for every age and taste.

610 W South St, Raleigh, NC 27603

The Green Monkey

The Green Monkey Raleigh Gift Shop coaster
The Green Monkey Raleigh Gift Shop locally made soap

Don’t miss out on a trip to the Green Monkey. It’s a unique bottle shop with a quirky, fun gift store.

I mean, where else will you find bible-verse decor next to socks that joke about burning in hell?

The Green Monkey Raleigh Gift Shop bible verse
The Green Monkey Raleigh Gift Shop socks

You’ll also find beautiful locally-made soaps and jewelry along with hilarious coasters and t-shirts. This store has a lot of personality, as do the friendly owners.

The Green Monkey
1217 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27603

Insomnia Cookies

You may wonder why I included a cookie shop on my Downtown Raleigh Shopping list. 

#1 – Insomnia Cookies are incredibly delicious. I know, I tried three different flavors.

#2 – They would make the perfect gift for a birthday or the holidays. You can pick up a box of cookies for a friend, have a gift box shipped, or individually wrap cookies to give out to teachers or friends.

Insomnia Cookies locally made gifts
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Insomnia Cookies Raleigh Shopping NC

Insomnia Cookies
2302 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27607

Carolina Popcorn Shoppe

Carolina Popcorn Shoppe in Raleigh NC

Although Carolina Popcorn Shoppe is located a few miles from downtown Raleigh, I included it because it’s a great place to get a gift for a teacher, neighbor, friend, …or yourself.

You could gift a bag, fill one of their cute gift boxes with four bags, or buy a large, colorful tin filled with popcorn. 

Carolina Popcorn Shoppe
5655 Western Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27606

NOFO @ The Pig

NOFO at The Pig Raleigh Gift Shop NC
NOFO at The Pig Raleigh Gift Shop NC skin care

Shopping at NOFO @ The Pig is a necessary Raleigh experience.

Housed in a building that used to be a Piggly Wiggly, NOFO is a large gift shop and Southern cafe combined.

You’ll find plenty to shop for here, including beautiful decor, clothing, gourmet food products, and a vast assortment of gift items.

NOFO at The Pig Raleigh Gift Shop NC christmas decor
NOFO at The Pig Raleigh Gift Shop NC mugs

NOFO @ The Pig
2014 Fairview Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608

Shops At Cameron Village

One mile northwest of downtown Raleigh is the chic shopping center of Cameron Village, where you’ll find fashion, gift stores, home goods, and plenty of great restaurants.

I’ll highlight some of my favorite spots here, but I encourage you to stop by for a visit because there are too many great stores to mention.

Tin Roof Teas

Tin Roof Teas Cameron Village Raleigh, NC

I love visiting Tin Roof Teas. It sells beautiful teapots, mugs, and all kinds of specialty teas like Pumpkin Cream Rooibus, Walnut Cream Cake, and Hot Cider Honeybush.

They sell bulk teas and specialty blends with all kinds of health benefits. I picked up one for inflammation called Fields of Gold. 

They’ll even custom-blend a tea if you can’t find what you’re looking for.

Tin Roof Teas local shopping in Cameron Village NC
Tin Roof Teas Cameron Village NC

Tin Roof Tea’s
432 Daniels St, Raleigh, NC 27605


Francesca's Clothing Boutique downtown Raleigh shopping nc

This quickly became one of my favorite clothing stores after just one visit. 

At Francesca’s, you’ll find trendy, affordable clothing in a small boutique-like setting. 

They also offer perfumes, skincare products, and wonderful gift items. 

They have fabulous sales making the already great prices even better.

424 Woodburn Rd, Raleigh, NC 27605

The Local Squirrel

The Local Squirrel Gift Shop in raleigh, North Carolina

The Local Squirrel is a local, women-owned lifestyle boutique. I love the bright, whimsical feel the store exudes.

They sell locally made gifts, small accessories, home decor, art, jewelry, paper, cards, and baby products.

The Local Squirrel candles Raleigh Shop NC
The Local Squirrel BBQ Raleigh Shop NC

The Local Squirrel
2014 Cameron St, Raleigh, NC 27605

Capital RunWalk

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Capital RunWalk is a specialty store that caters to runners and walkers.

They feature top brands like Brooks, Asics, Saucony, Nike, New Balance, Hoka, and many more.

I purchased a pair of Cloudflyer running shoes from On that give my feet fantastic support with its helion super foam and a light-weight design.

They are the most comfortable running shoes I’ve owned. Whenever I run into someone who also owns a pair of On running shoes, we end up having a conversation about how comfortable they are. The last person I met has plantar fasciitis and said they are the only running shoes she will buy. 

Capital RunWalk
430 Woodburn Rd, Raleigh, NC 27605

Men’s ON Cloudflyer Running Shoes

Women’s ON Cloudflyer Running Shoes


fabrik store in cameron village raleigh nc

The philosophy of Fab’rik is to provide high-quality clothing with an affordable price tag. Every item in the store is guaranteed to be under $100 (other than the designer jeans).

Owner Dana Spinola’s original store in Atlanta was so successful she’s opened more than 40 other Fab’rik locations.

You’ll love the charity work Dana engages in – her stores host pop-up boutiques at safe houses where girls that have been victimized by sex trafficking can shop for free.

Coat at fabrik store in raleigh nc
dress at fabrik store local store in raleigh nc

2039 Cameron St, Raleigh, NC 27605


Nadeau Raleigh Store

If you like the furniture at World Market, you’ll love Nadeau. They feature handcrafted solid wood furniture from India and Indonesia.

Every piece I saw there was beautiful and a great price for the quality. 

They rarely have more than one of the same item, so if you see something you like, snag it.

Nadeau Raleigh Shopping NC
Nadeau Raleigh furniture shop

426 Woodburn Rd, Raleigh, NC 27605

Fifi’s Fine Resale Apparel

Fifi's consignment shop in raleigh, nc

My hairdresser clued me into this fantastic consignment shop in Cameron Village.

Fifi’s offers gently used brand-name clothing like the Banana Republic, Juicy Couture, Coach, J Crew, and many more. They even carry a wide selection of designer denim like Citizens of Humanity and Rock & Republic.

I picked up some fantastic jeans here, and I plan to go back to do more shopping.

Fifi’s Fine Resale Apparel
1000 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

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  1. Thanks for this list of great shopping. We were in town for just the weekend and had a great day hitting up these store and coffee/chocolate places.

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