Spruce Up Your Spring Wardrobe – Our Top 5 Local Boutiques

There are so many great things about Raleigh, but the shopping is at the top of the list! Featuring a nice mix of local items, as well as unique items from all around the world, all of the local boutiques provide a great shopping experience. We could hardly narrow it down to a top 5, but we have and we can’t wait to tell you all about them!

Carolina Runway

Possibly the most unique shopping experience of all, Carolina Runway is a mobile shopping unit. They bring the runway to you! They will travel all over the triangle to give you a shopping spree like none other, even in the comfort of your own driveway. They have all of the trendy ladies clothes and accessories you could imagine. They have rave reviews from previous customers, including one that said Carolina Runway has a “nice, friendly, local staff that is willing to help and give advice.” They even have a dressing room on the mobile unit! With affordable prices and all of the latest merchandise in the fashion category, you definitely don’t want to miss the chance to shop with Carolina Runway! Check out their Facebook page and website to stay tuned on where they will be or to book your private shopping experience!

carolina runway

Eliza Ash

Both an online boutique and a location boutique in Raleigh, Eliza Ash has been adding style to the wardrobes of Raleigh women since they opened! They have clothes and accessories for great prices. They also feature outfits for every occasion. Whether you are going out with the girls, grabbing a cup of coffee, or headed to vacation, they have you covered. They believe that their customer service and online delivery sets them apart from the rest. They have frequent sales and events. You can host your own trunk show for your friends or if you are in high school or college you can be an Eliza Ash representative! Check them out on Galleria Ave.

eliza ash

The Art Of Style

Located in the heart of downtown Raleigh on Hargett Street, this modern boutique features an inclusive environment with the goal of helping clients discover themselves through timeless fashion. For men and women, the owner wants each person to feel extra special knowing that the pieces they get here are one of a kind and they aren’t out looking like everyone else. All they ask is that when you receive compliments in your clothing from The Art of Style that you tell everyone where you got them! This boutique features a lot of local lines, as well as exclusive items from all over. You have got to see what they’re all about!

art of style


Scout and Molly’s

A quote that sums up everything this boutique is about is from their founder and COO Lisa Kornstein; “Don’t ever let anyone tell you that you can’t do something.” She always dreamed of opening her own boutique and wanted it to be a place where customers felt like they were going through their best friend’s closet. When she faced some health issues, she used it a fuel to refocus her work life. Everyone wonders how she does it and the answer is her personal philosophy, “If you hold your head and shoulders high, you can pull off anything.” This women’s boutique started in Raleigh and now has many other locations. The famous North Hills location is still opening and stronger than ever. Pay them a visit!

scout and mollys


Dress is an upscale boutique with two locations in the triangle that has a unique aspect of blending new clothing and accessories with designer resale and boutique overstock. They have the best selection and most affordable finds! Whether you would like to consign some of your designer items that you no longer wear during Spring cleaning, or pick up some new items for all of your Spring events, Dress has you covered! Visit them on Wade Avenue or Colonnade Center Drive.


We believe any time is a great time to go shopping, but especially in Spring to get a new warm weather wardrobe! Shopping local is such a great way to contribute to the community and with these boutiques, you can’t go wrong! We hope that you get the chance to check them out and we know once you do, you’ll want to live closer to them so you can go more often. Call us and let us help you find your dream home in the heart of Raleigh so you can do all of the shopping your credit card can handle!



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