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Art Supplies, Crafts and Sewing

Speciality & Unique Shops
Baby Carriers, Baby Gifts & Breastfeeding Supplies Stationery Shops
Ballet Clothes and Supplies Consignment Shops, Thrift & Vintage Clothing; Flea Markets 
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Art Supplies, Crafts and Sewing
A.C. Moore
National chain sells arts and crafts supplies, silk flowers, yarn, custom framing and much more. Located off 15-501 at Patterson Place in Durham, 3615 Witherspoon Blvd., Suite 107, Durham.  (Also locations in Cary at Crossroads Plaza, and in Raleigh at Capital Crossings Shopping Center.)  (919) 402-8053.
www.acmoore.com

 

Blueberry Forest Toys & Natural Art Supplies
www.BlueberryForest.com
Locally based online toy store offers unique and hard-to-find natural art supplies, NaturePrint paper, make your own book kits, sculpting beeswax for both children and adults, Stockmar beeswax crayons (block crayons and stick crayons), fairy doll kits,  art books, and lots more.

 

Jerry's Artarama - "The Artist's Supplier" - further afield in Raleigh
3060 Wake Forest Rd., Raleigh. (919) 876-6610.
www.jerrysartevents.com
Artists' paints and brushes, fine art paper, stretchers, canvas, sculpture supplies, portfolios, lamps, easels, airbursh colors, compressors, drawing pens & pencils, markers, graphic art supplies, mat cutters, presentation cases, printmaking supplies.  Also offers artist workshops and discount picture framing.

 

Michael's
National chain offers craft supplies, classes, craft parties, and a weekly crafting club for kids on Saturday mornings.  See the Michael's Kids Club schedule for more information.  Located at New Hope Commons Shopping Center, 5422 New Hope Commons Drive, Durham 27707 (off 15-501).
http://www.Michaels.com
(919) 490-4945
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Studio Supply - Great quality art supplies and friendly service in downtown Chapel Hill.
421 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill.  (919) 929-5637.
www.studio-supply.com
Paints, canvas, paper, brushes, pens, inks, graphic supplies, handmade papers, books, pigments and much more.

 

The Cotton Boll Creative Sewing Center
91 S. Elliott Rd., Chapel Hill.  (919) 942-9661.
Offers natural fibers, fabrics, over 300 types of buttons, bridal fabrics and laces, French laces and Swiss embroidery, and sewing machines.  Mon. - Fri. 10-6pm; Sat. 10-5.

 

JoAnn Fabrics & Crafts
4600 Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham.  (919) 401-8334.
National chain sells fabrics, sewing notions, and craft supplies.

 

Mulberry Silks & Fine Fabrics
Historic Carr Mill, 200 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro 27510. (919) 942-7455 
Unique silks, cottons, wools, linens and rayon fabrics, fabrics for evening wear and bridal, patterns and sewing notions, laces, ribbons, trims, buttons, sewing classes and dressmaker referrals.  Hours: Mon-Sat 10-6; Thurs. 10-8.

 

Not Just Linens
3742 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd., (919) 402-8555.
Wide variety of discount fabrics and sewing aids. 
www.notjustlinens.com

 

The Bead Store
Historic Carr Mill Mall, 200 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro 27510.  (919) 933-9439.
www.beadwithus.com

Full service bead store; also offers parties for children and adults.

 

Thimble Pleasures
225 South Elliott Road Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (near Whole Foods). (919) 968-6050.   www.thimblepleasures.com.
Quilting fabrics and supplies; over 5,000 bolts of 100% cotton fabric.  Quilting classes available. 

 

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Baby Carriers, Baby Gifts & Breastfeeding Supplies
The Children's Store & Toy Corner
243 S. Elliott Rd., Chapel Hill NC 27514 (Previously was located in University Mall).  (919) 942-8027.
Wide variety of children's and baby toys, and great selection of baby and toddler clothing.

 

Rex Lactation Station
:Located on the first floor of Rex Family Birth Center, 4420 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh, NC.
Carries a wide selection of breast pumps for rental or purchase, books, bras, nursing pillows, and "Over the Shoulder Baby Holders" for sale; products form Adiri, Ameda, Avent, Bravado, Leading Lady and Medela; gift certificates available in any amount.  No appointment necessary; open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm.  Board-certified lactation consultants available to answer questions and assist new moms with breastfeeding questions and concerns.  For a personal appointment with a Rex lactation consultant, call (919) 784-3224.  

(919) 784-3224.

 

Ballet Clothes and Supplies

The Dance Bag
3642 Shannon Rd., Durham.  (919) 401-2910.
Full line of active wear and dance wear, gifts, jewelry.

 

Dance Design
1728 N Fordham Blvd, Chapel Hill, 27514.  (919) 942-2131

 

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Children's Clothing

The Children's Store & Toy Corner
243 S. Elliott Rd., Chapel Hill NC 27514 (Previously was located in University Mall).  (919) 942-8027.
Wide variety of children's and baby toys, and great selection of baby and toddler clothing.

 

The Red Hen - Resale & Gift Boutique - Located in University Mall, Chapel Hill, NC (near the library in the Mall.)

Your wallet will be happy if you SHOP RED HEN FIRST for all of your maternity clothing needs. We are amazed by the selection of beautiful maternity clothing. Every time we visit it seems like The Red Hen has maternity clothing that are the best of the best - the prettiest outfits you might find after scouring an expensive maternity boutique  - only they are a BARGAIN for lovely designer maternity. LOVE IT! Red Hen offers a GREAT SELECTION OF resale MATERNITY CLOTHES and WONDERFUL children's resale (ages newborn to early teen sizes) & consignment shop also offers a  toys, baby gear, and new items. 

www.theredhen.com

 

Shutterbugs - A Children's Clothing Boutique
Located in Burnie Batchelor Studio, 619 Oberlin Road, Raleigh, NC.  www.shutterbugsboutique.com (919) 833-7527.  Hours:  Mon-Fri. 8:30am - 5pm.
Christening gowns, portrait clothing, new born items, Anavini, Bailey Boys, Vive La Fete, Silly Goose, Bella Bliss and more. 

 

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Specialty Grocery & Bakeries

Trader Joe's
Eastgate Shopping Center, 1800 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill.

Located in the old Southern Season building (occupied previously by Earth Fare) in Eastgate Shopping Center in Chapel Hill, Trader Joe's has lots of great quality, great value options. Trader Joe's was one of our favorites in Virginia and we are happy to have a Trader Joe's here!  (There is also a Trader Joe's located in Cary, NC.)

 

Weaver Street Market
Two locations:  Downtown Carrboro, 101 East Waver St., Carrboro (919) 929-0010; and Southern Village, 718 Market St., Chapel Hill (919) 929-2009; also in downtown Hillsborough, NC.  www.weaverstreetmarket.coop.
Voted Best Community Event - Weaver Street Thursdays on the Lawn (Chapel Hill News Rose Award).  Wonderful health food community-owned grocery coop offers fresh produce and all sorts of organic and fresh foods, fresh baked goods and deserts, hot and cold buffet for a quick meal (or enjoy brunch outdoors at the picnic tables outside on a Sunday while enjoying live Jazz music!)  Weaver Street is as much a great social gathering place and social center as it is a health-food grocery store!

 

Whole Foods Market
81 S Elliott Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514.  (919) 968-1983.

Voted Best Place to Buy Produce (Chapel Hill News 2005 Rose Award).  National chain offers great produce, European cheeses, wines, deli and prepared food (great for a quick picnic/take-out), organic foods, and much more!  Also try the in-store cafe.

The Whole Foods Market in Cary, NC offers fun, free kids' programs from time to time throughout the year.  (For example, Back to School events in August.)  Check the Cary Whole Foods' calendar.
Whole Foods Market in Cary, NC
102B New Waverly Place, Cary, NC 27511 (Store Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
(919) 816-8830

Foster's Market
750 Airport Rd (Midtown Market), Chapel Hill. (919) 967-3663.
Gourmet market and caf?offers pizzas cooked on a wood-burning oven, soups, sandwiches, salads, and homemade pastries. Sat. and Sun. brunch. Indoor and outdoor dining.  Nice, relaxed atmosphere and great food has made Foster's a Chapel Hill and Durham fixture for over 10 years.  (The owner, Sara Foster, is a prot??of Martha Stewart, and has published her own beautiful cookbook.)  Open daily, 7:30am-9pm.

 

Great Harvest Bread Co. (Fresh Baked Bread)
229 S. Elliott Rd., Village Plaza Shopping Center.  www.freshbakedbread.com  (919) 932-1112.
Voted the Best Bakery 2004 (Chapel Hill News Roses Award).  Look for specialty breads during holidays (for example, the adorable Hunny Bunny Loaf of bread shaped like a bunny rabbit, hot cross buns; Mardi Gras King Cakes in February, and more.)
Harris Teeter
Harris Teeter stores in the Chapel Hill area have a good, reliable selection of organic vegetables and whole foods options. It seems as though the MLK Jr. fka Airport Rd. store has the widest selection of organic fruits and vegetables (when compared with other Harris Teeter stores).  Although there are many aisles of pure junk food, we find it easy to do organic and whole foods shopping at Harris Teeter - just walk on past the junk food options.  The Harris Teeter employees at the MLK Jr. fka Airport Rd. store (in our experience) are typically very friendly and go out of their way to offer assistance.  Also, we have pretty much never had to wait in line at the MLK Jr fka Airport Rd. location, regardless of the day or time of day.

See the beginnings of our Harris Teeter blog

 

A Southern Season
University Mall, Chapel Hill.  (919) 929-7133.
Voted Best Customer Service, Best Gourmet Food Store, and Best Wine Selection (Chapel Hill News 2005 Rose Awards).  Specialty grocery; cooking utensils, gifts, chocolates and extensive candy counter, European candies and chocolates, wine, fresh flowers; (Note: Southern Season does not carry fresh produce but they offer just about everything else that is wonderful for cooking and eating!)

Special "happy hour" deals Monday -Saturdays from 6-9pm.  (For example, 10% off everything in-store on Mondays; 25% off Flowers and Boxed Chocolates on Fridays.  Call or check the website for more info.)

 

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Kitchen / Cooking Equipment

Kitchenworks
University Mall, Chapel Hill, NC, (919) 967-9388 or (800) 967-9755

Great selection of wonderful cooking wares and gifts; friendly and helpful!  Knife sharpening service available while you wait.  Hours:  Mon. - Sat. 10am-9pm; Sun. 12-6pm.

 

A Southern Season
University Mall, Chapel Hill, (919) 929-7133.
Specialty grocery; cooking utensils, dishes, kitchen furnishings, place mats, gifts, chocolates and extensive candy counter, European candies and chocolates, wine, fresh flowers; (the selection of cooking supplies, dinner ware - Vietri - and everything else is amazing!)

 

Williams-Sonoma
The Streets at Southpoint (Mall located off I-40) 6910 Fayetteville Rd., Durham, NC  27713.  (919) 484-1706.

National chain offers cooking utensils, dishes, and much more for the kitchen and chef.

 

Blueberry Forest
www.blueberryforest.com
Locally-based online shop offers some of the most beautiful and unique hand-made cookie molds (including reproductions of authentic medieval woodcut cookie molds - truly works of art!) and shortbread pans (ceramic shortbread pans that make shortbread imprinted with butterfly prints, Austrian hearts, and snowflakes, for example), as well as fine, hand-crafted toys and other treasures for babies, children and adults.

 

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Gifts / Boutique / Clothing Shopping for Moms

Monkee's at Meadowmont
Meadowmont Village, Chapel Hill. (919) 967-6830.
"The Ultimate in Shoes & Accessories"

 

Cameron's Gallery of Gifts
University Mall, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill.  (919) 942-5554.  
Voted Best Place to Buy a Gift for Women (Chapel Hill News 2005 Rose Award.)  A Chapel Hill favorite for more than twenty-five years!  Wide variety of great gifts and interior furnishing items, stationery, cards, jewelry, ornaments, pottery, toys and more.  Two floors of cool stuff.  Check out the kitschy upstairs shrine area!

 

Fetch Vintage
116 Churton St., Hillsborough, NC
Architectural elements, custom slipcovers, primitive furniture, period lighting, textiles & lines, collectibles, vintage garden, design services

 

Fleur - A Ladie's Boutique (Meadowmont Village)
702 Meadowmont Village Circle, Chapel Hill 27517.  (919) 933-3026.  
Elegant boutique specializing in American and European designers.

 

Nested
118 B E. Main St., Carrboro, NC (Near Armadillo Grill; Free Parking in Back). (919) 338-8023.
"A unique store showcasing clever and interesting gifts, decor and creative works that unleash your personal style."  Hours:  Tues. - Weds. 10-6, Thurs. - Fri. 10-8, Sat. 10-8, Sun. 12-6; closed Mondays.

 

Dovecote Home & Garden - Fearrington Village (Pittsboro, Chatham County)
Beautiful selection of unique elements for the home and garden, including dinnerware, art, accessory furniture, jewelry, and bath accessories, as well as garden decorations and even some children's toy and gift selections.  Also some of the most beautiful fresh flower bouquets (some of the arrangements include flowers fresh from the Fearrington gardens)!  Hours: Mon. - Sat. 10am - 6pm; Sun. 10am - 5pm.

 

Womancraft Fine Handcrafted Gifts
406 Meadowmont Village Circle, Chapel Hill. (919) 929-8362.  

 

Scout & Molly's Boutique (Meadowmont Village)
Timeless clothing showcased with vintage furniture and accessories.  (919) 969-8886.  (Also at The Shops at Falls Village in Raleigh).  
Sofia's Gowns, Dresses, Jewels, Custom made shoes
Carr Mill, N. Greensboro St., Carrboro (Next to Elmo's and Weaver Street Market) (919) 942-9008.
Beautiful and unique dresses, gowns, jackets, pants, shoes and jewelry.

 

Womancraft Fine Handcrafted Gifts - A Gallery of Local Artsians - (Now located in Eastgate Shopping Center)
1800 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill.  (919) 929-8362
Beautiful handcrafted gifts; we especially like their dragonfly t-shirts!

 

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Maternity Clothes


The Red Hen -
A Resale & Gift Boutique Located in University Mall, Chapel Hill, NC (near the library in the Mall.)


A Resale Gift Boutique for
Moms & Little Ones

Your wallet will be happy if you SHOP RED HEN FIRST for all of your maternity clothing needs. We are amazed by the selection of beautiful maternity clothing. Every time we visit it seems like The Red Hen has maternity clothing that are the best of the best - the prettiest outfits you might find after scouring an expensive maternity boutique  - only they are a BARGAIN for lovely designer maternity. LOVE IT! Red Hen offers a GREAT SELECTION OF resale MATERNITY CLOTHES and WONDERFUL children's resale (ages newborn to early teen sizes) & consignment shop also offers a  toys, baby gear, and new items. 

www.theredhen.com

 

Motherhood Maternity
Cary Towne Center, 1105 Walnut St., Cary, NC 27511 (919-319-3366) There is also a Motherhood Maternity boutique at Macy's in Southpoint Mall, Durham, NC.

Nice selection of quality maternity clothes (but expensive -- we always shop at The Red Hen in Chapel Hill's University Mall first.)

 

Target (Durham Super Target)
4037 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham, NC.  (919) 765-0008
Durham Super Target location has some inexpensive maternity selections, (Liz Lange designer maternity).  (Note: We have found that if you shop for maternity clothes online at www.Target.com you may find even more selections and selections not available in stores; look for free shipping offers.)

 

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Stationery Shops

Salutations - Fine Social Stationery and Gifts
106 Meadowmont Village Circle, Chapel Hill, NC 27517.  (919) 918-1008.
Great selection of stationery, cards, shower invitations, birth announcements, party invitations, wedding invitations, save-the-dates, personalized stationery, specialty gift items, and more.  Stationery can be customized for an additional fee. 

 

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Consignment Shops, Thrift & Vintage Clothing

The Red Hen - A Resale & Gift Boutique

Located in University Mall, Chapel Hill, NC (near the library in the Mall.)

WONDERFUL children's resale & consignment shop also offers a GREAT SELECTION OF resale MATERNITY CLOTHES, toys, baby gear, and new items. 

www.theredhen.com

 

Club Nova Thirft Shop
103-C West Main St., Carrboro, NC  27510 (919) 967-6985.
Promotes and provides opportunities for individuals with mental illness to lead meaningful and productive lives of their choice in the community.  Clothing, housewares, books, small appliances and electronics.  Accepts donations at the thrift shop during regular business hours.

 

Habitat Hand-Me-Ups Thrift Store
3710 Shannon Rd., Durham.  (919) 403-8668.
Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity in Orange and Durham Counties.  Hours:  Tues -Sat. 10am - 5pm.

 

My Secret Closet
107 John Earl Street, Hillsborough. (919) 732-1254. (Consignment)

 

Nearly New Shoppe 2525 Erwin Rd., Durham 919-286-4597 (donations only)
PTA Thrift Shop
3 Locations:
89 South Elliott Rd., Chapel Hill  (a few doors down from Whole Foods) (919) 942-6101; 103 Jones Ferry Road, Carrboro, NC (919) 967-1272; and Cole Park Plaza Shopping Center, Chapel Hill, NC  (919) 969-9457

 

Refinements Fine Clothing on Consignment For Women
123 Rams Plaza, Chapel Hill (located off 15-501 across from Eastgate).  (919) 969-9040.  www.refinementsinc.comClothing brands on consignment include designer clothing such as Gucci, Kate Spade, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Guess, Bebe, Ann Taylor, J. Crew, Banana Republic, Louis Vuitton.

 

Stock Exchange
431 West Franklin St., Chapel Hill. (919) 967-4035.
Upscale consignment shop with great deals on designer clothing and designer jeans; watch for their quarterly clearance sales.

 

GIANT CONSIGNMENT SALES:
Giant consignment sales offer opportunities to sell and buy children's items, maternity clothes, sporting goods, videos, books, games, children's clothing, shoes, and more.

Kids Exchange Consignment Fair & Parent Fair
N.C. State Fairgrounds, Jim Graham Building, 
Takes place in January each year and in July. This is NC's largest event to buy and sell children's items! In 2012 more than 2,700 sellers and more than 30,000 shoppers and growing!
www.KidsExchange.net

 

The Raleigh Flea Market (est. 1971!) at the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, NC
(919) 899-FLEA (3532).
Find all sorts of treasures, furnishings, and more -- huge selections; lots of vendors every weekend.
Open Saturdays & Sundays, 9am - 6pm.

 

Children's Orchard
2865 Jones Franklin Road Raleigh, NC 27606. (919) 852-0550.  National consignment chain buys and sells children's clothing and toys.  Appointment required to sell; schedule in advance particularly during the holidays.

 

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Farmers' Markets

Carrboro Crafts & Antiques Market

Open every 2nd and 4th Sunday (reopens in April).

Carrboro Farmers' Market 
Town Commons, 301 W. Main St., Carrboro.  (Beside Town Hall, Weaver and Main Streets, Carrboro).

Carrboro Saturday Farmers' Market is held on Saturdays, 7 a.m. - 12 noon (Saturdays, March - December5).

Carrboro Wednesday Farmers' Market is held on Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (Wednesdays, April - October).

www.chcfarmersmarket.com
(919) 932-1641.

Durham Farmers' Market
Parking lot on Morris St., across from Measurement Inc., Durham.  
Saturdays, 8am-noon.
(919) 484-3084.
Fearrington Farmers' Market
"Growers Only" Market, Open Rain or Shine!
Fearrington Village, Hwy. U.S. 15/501 South, Pittsboro, NC
Open April - November on Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. - early evening.
(919) 542-4000.
Hillsborough Farmers' Market
128 N. Churton St., Hillsborough.
Open Saturday mornings from 7:30 am - 12 noon, in the CCB parking lot downtown on N. Churton Street (Saturdays, April  - October), and Wednesday afternoons from 3-6pm in the Sherriff's Dept. lower parking lot on E. Margaret Lane (Wednesdays, April - October).  
(919) 732-8315.
Pittsboro Farmers' Market
Chatham County Fairgrounds, Pittsboro, NC
Open April 1-November Thursdays, 3:30-6:30 p.m.
(919) 542-8202.
Southern Village Farmers' Market
Market Street, Chapel Hill, held on Thursdays at the Village Green (off of 15-501) across from the Lumina Theater.
www./chcfarmersmarket.com/
(919) 493-2906.  Directions.
Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  (Thursdays, April - October)

 

Saxapahaw Rivermill Farmer's Market
Saturdays from 4pm - 7pm (through September), local farmers offer fresh produce and goods, including fresh vegetables and flowers, cider, soaps and jellies, and more.  (The Saxapahaw Rivermill is a beautifully restored Cotton Mill on the banks of the Haw River in picturesque Saxapahaw.  A short drive from Chapel Hill.)

 

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Toys & Baby Gifts

Blueberry Forest
www.blueberryforest.com
Locally-based online toy shop specializes in fine, hand-crafted toys, wooden and natural fiber toys, unique and hard-to-find European baby gifts and beautiful photo albums, blocks, puzzles, fairy dolls, mermaid dolls, tree house toys, indoor and outdoor play houses, kitchen and grocery play toys, and much more!

 

Ali Cat
Carr Mill Mall, 200 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro, NC 27510.  (919) 932-3954.
Children's toys, books, dolls, baby toys, cards, and games.  Celebrating over twenty years of fun!

 

The Children's Store & Toy Corner
University Mall, 201 S. Estes Dr.., Chapel Hill, 27514.  (919) 942-8027.
Wide variety of children's and baby toys, and great selection of baby and toddler clothing.

 

Dream a Little - A Children's Specialty Shop
University Mall, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill, 27514. (919) 933-3391.
Beautiful designer clothing and shoes for babies and young children as well as toys, blankets, and other baby gifts.  Wonderful, friendly and personal service!  Don't miss this lovely boutique in University Mall across from Alfredo's Pizza.

 

The Laughing Turtle Home
(
Downtown Chapel Hill) 105 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. (919) 967-5583.
Beautiful home furnishings and selection of children's toys, books and gifts.

 

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Mall & Historic Mall Shopping

Brightleaf Square
905 W. Main St., Durham, NC.
(919) 682-9229. 
Refurbished tobacco warehouse is now the home of specialty shops and restaurants.

 

Historic Carr Mill Mall
200 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro 27510.  (Located at the corner of Greensboro & Weaver Streets in downtown Carrboro.)
Wonderful exposed brick restored former cotton mill is the home of clothing boutiques, gift shops, fine fabrics, galleries, jewelry, and fun restaurants.
Southpoint Mall
6910 Fayetteville Road, Suite 254, Durham, NC 27713.  (919) 572-8808.
Located off of I-40 in Durham, 5 minutes from Research Triangle Park, 10 minutes from Chapel Hill and 20 minutes from Raleigh, Cary and Raleigh/Durham International Airport.  Directions.

 

University Mall
201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill, 27514.  (919) 967-6934.
Hours:  Mon.-Fri. 10am-9pm; Sun. 1-6pm.  Established Chapel Hill favorite includes unique boutiques such as Cameron's, Dream a Little, the Children's Store, and Kitchenworks,; A Southern Season specialty grocery, art galleries and many other shops.

 

Further afield:  Crabtree Valley Mall, Raleigh
Located at US 70 West (Glenwood Avenue) and the Raleigh Beltline (I-440).  Directions.

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Musical Instruments

High Strung Violins & Guitars
718 Ninth St., Durham, NC
Quality violins, violas, and cellos for students; violin rentals, sales, & repairs; Durham's only source for Knilling Perfection Pegs.  Monday - Saturday, 10 - 6pm.
(919) 286-3801.
www.highstrungdurham.com

 

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