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g n i p p sho GUIDE


An annotated list of shops and retail options in Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Hillsborough, NC

Chapel Hill Southern Season

Carrboro Fleet Feet Sports

Hillsborough Fetch Antiques

Downtown Franklin Street

William Travis Jewelry

Chapel Hill Ackland Museum Store 109 East Franklin St.

Chapel Hill’s only museum store with a collection of items offered that corresponds to the current exhibit plus more unique items continually in stock.


B&G Fine Art/ Animation


201 South Estes Dr. Collection of paintings, sculptures and original, signed Disney animation cels.



142 East Franklin St. bevello, on East Franklin Street is Chapel Hill’s ultimate style destination for the latest in women’s fashions.


The Bicycle Chain 210 West Franklin St.

Bluetique Chic

318 West Franklin St. Affordable and trendy apparel for game day and every day; clothing and accessories for every taste.


CD Alley

405C West Franklin St. A wall-to-wall selection of new and used music – a collection of LPs, CDs, and music-related DVDs spans all genres and decades.

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Chapel Hill Sportswear 119 East Franklin St. UNC apparel of all sizes and shapes.


Chapel Hill Wine Company 2809 Homestead Rd.

Bicycles and accessories plus rentals and repairs.

Wine, wine and more wine, what more can we say? Except that these folks know their wines!


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Birkenstock Feet First 1800 East Franklin St

The latest fashion in “comfortable” shoes, makes your feet as happy as the rest of you.


Blue Sky Oil & Vinegar 400 South Elliott Rd.

A unique store of the best quality oils and vinegars fit for a foodie town.


The Children’s Store 243 South Elliott Rd. That great store for clothes and toys when you want to pick up something for your child or as a gift - you’ll find the perfect thing here.


Classic Fashions

171 East Franklin St.

Women’s clothing store on East Franklin Street.


Franklin Street The heart of downtown Chapel Hill, Franklin Street offers many restaurants and shops, and is a popular gathering spot for festivals and parades.

Southern Season

Night Gallery / Branching Out

Clothes Mentor

Flyleaf Books

241 South Elliott Rd.

752 Martin Luther King Jr, Blvd.

Women’s clothing and accessories resale store for women of all sizes (0-26), petites and maternity.

The neighborhood bookstore that features local author events on a regular basis, come in for your signed copy!



Creative Metalsmiths

FRANK Gallery

117 East Franklin St.

109 East Franklin St.

Specializes in one-of-a-kind metal jewelry designs.

A collective of some of the area’s finest artists displaying a multitude of mediums; a must see for both visitors and locals.



201 South Estes Dr.



Items for personal and home use with a modern, contemporary feel and a large selection of handbags for every occasion.


Dina Porter


201 South Estes Dr. Contemporary women’s clothing and accessories that feature both fitted and unconstructed clothes offered in one per size per color – or less. No one else will be wearing your dress at that important function!


Evans Jewelers



Glee Kids

201 South Estes Dr. Newborn up to age 10, stylish clothing, shoes and gifts for your little one; a go-to place for that special birthday party gift.

201 South Estes Dr. Specializes in custom jewelry designs from traditional to truly original and artistic.


Great Outdoor Provision Co.


1800 East Franklin St.

151 East Franklin St.

Whether you’re headed to the Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, the Eno River, or Occoneechee Mountain, this store will make sure you are equipped with whatever you need.

Fun shop of women’s clothing and accessories.



Women’s clothing store, formerly at University Square, now at University Place.

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140 West Franklin St.

Men’s clothing suitable for the boardroom, courtroom or a round of golf, everything for the best-dressed gentleman.


They specialize in hand-crafted jewelry and clocks plus watch and jewelry repairs, also custom work and they repair numerous types of clocks.

201 South Estes Dr.

Gentlemen’s Corner

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300 South Elliott Dr.

Fine Feathers



Grimball Jewelers 79 South Elliott Rd.

Offers fine jewelry, full service repairs; also buys and sells estate jewelry.



FRANK Art Galley

Chapel Hill Hazmat

Night Gallery / Branching Out

405 West Franklin St.

201 South Estes Dr.

Alternative smoke shop.


So many beautiful things, so little time. The shop for that unique gift you need for the hard-to-buy for person in your life, or just yourself!

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Hill Country Woodworks

2113 Old Greensboro Rd.

Peacock Alley

Not just furniture, but works of art.

201 South Estes Dr.


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135 East Franklin St.

Performance Bicycle

Julian’s is truly a UNC/Chapel Hill icon and a ‘must’ for the well-dressed gentleman, they have ladies apparel too. Julian’s is also known for designing the legendary UNC blue argyle pattern.

A full-service bike shop in Eastgate Shopping Center.




201 South Estes Dr.



Everything (and we mean everything!) you could need for the four-legged or feathered pet in your life, bring that special family member to Phydeaux when you shop!


Lark Home/Apparel

PTA Thrift Store

400 South Elliott Rd.

Women’s clothes and home wares, one-stop shopping.


103 South Elliott Rd.

Ever-changing stock for that ‘ah ha’ moment you find something you didn’t even know you needed.


Light Years

121 East Franklin St. Fun and funky earrings, rings, necklaces and gift items.


Purple Puddle

400 South Elliott Rd. Specialty florist, gift and stationery store.


201 South Estes Dr. Clothing store conveniently located in University Place.


Monkee’s of Chapel Hill 108 Meadowmont Village Circle

Designer women’s clothing and shoes in Meadowmont Village.


1800 East Franklin St.

400 South Elliott Rd.

Chock full of all kinds of kitchen goodness, a great store for the foodie lover.



Home décor that runs from the whimsical to the elegant including fine tableware, gifts and a wedding registry.





Rumors Boutique 106 Graham St.

A thrift store perfect for the college student, stylish clothes for a good price, a ‘thumbs up’ from the guys in the area for their selection of men’s apparel.


Whitehall Antiques

Grimball Jewelers

Shrunken Head Boutique 155 East Franklin St.

UNC clothing and game day accessories.

Urbane Décor

702 Meadowmont Village Circle Home furnishings, unique gifts and accessories based on clean designs and natural materials.




107 Meadowmont Village Circle Fine gifts and furnishings.

Weaver Street Market

716 Market Street, Southern Village This co-op grocery store features its own bakery, locally produced foods, and an extraordinary selection of wines, artisan cheeses, microbrews and chocolates.


Southern Season



201 South Estes Dr.

A ‘must stop, explore and savor’ for the foodie lover in all of us! Gifts, gourmet foods, and housewares.


Studio Design Gallery 431 West Franklin St.

Art and mid-century furniture in the Courtyard.


Ten Thousand Villages 1800 East Franklin St.

One of the largest fair trade organizations selling handcrafted items made around the world.



99 South Elliott Rd. Eco lifestyle and all about being green, how can you not love a store that has such a cool fountain on the wall outside their shop, but shhh…we love this store so much we’re trying to keep it our little secret!




Wentworth and Sloan 201 South Estes Dr.

Jewelry and watch repair in University Place.


Whitehall Antiques 1213 East Franklin St.

One of the finest antique shops in the South, Whitehall is a treasure-trove of antiques in one of the coolest buildings ever!


Wild Bird Center 1800 East Franklin St.

Everything you could need for the feathered friends outside, including items for the furry ones too.


William Travis Jewelry


201 South Estes Dr.

More of an art immersion than a visit to a jewelry store, the impressive collection of pieces made in-house fuse classic, contemporary design with individual style.


452 West Franklin St. High end designer clothing for women of all ages and the go-to place for designer denim.


University Place



This neighborhood mall offers a variety of stores and dining options. This complex also houses Southern Season and Silverspot Cinema.

La Boutique Lane

Townsend & Bertram

Carrboro Ali Cat


La Boutique Lane CMM 200 North Greensboro St.

200 North Greensboro St. A toy store that offers a multitude of fun and educational toys for kids of all ages with a large number of nostalgic toy offerings.

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Home décor and furniture shop in Carr Mill Mall.


Mulberry Silks & Fine Fabrics

Back Alley Bikes 100 Boyd St.

200 North Greensboro St.

New and used bikes, repair services and advice, what more could you ask for?

Beautiful fabrics for whatever your creative side was hungering for, a feast for the eyes.




NC Crafts Gallery

370 East Main St. A fun place to find things that you needed or didn’t even know you needed. Unique and off-the-wall gifts.


212 West Main St.

A diverse selection of art in many mediums, all by North Carolina residents.


Dallas Pridgen Jewelry

PTA Thrift Shop

104 Morningside Dr .

125 West Main St.

Jewelry crafted one at a time by hand.

Shop in their brand new building and look for that unexpected “find” that you just weren’t expecting to discover!



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Scavenger Antiques

Beads of every color, description and size to satisfy the artistic side in every fashionista.


Fleet Feet Sports

102 West Main St.

Buys and sells antiques, also gold, sterling silver and coins. A treasure trove of…well…treasures!


310 E. Main Street


Go out and enjoy exercising beneath that Carolina Blue Sky; Fleet Street Sports can help you do it with style!


Carr Mill Mall


200 North Greensboro St. Women’s clothing and shoe store in Carr Mill Mall.



200 North Greensboro Street 919-942-8669 Formerly a cotton mill, this historic building houses dozens of unique, locally owned shops.

NC Crafts Gallery

ENO Gallery

Hillsborough This and That Gift Gallery 118 East Main St.

Fun gift items and local artwork, something for everyone.

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Townsend Bertram & Company


200 North Greensboro St. All the special things that you could need to make your outdoor experience happen with terrific customer service to make it all come together.



118 East Main St. A colorful space filled with handmade lovely-ness!


Weaver Street Market 101 East Weaver St.

This co-op grocery store features its own bakery, locally produced foods, and an extraordinary selection of wines, artisan cheeses, microbrews and chocolates.


WomanCraft Gifts 360 East Main St.

Local artists and crafters coming together to wow you with their creativity.


108 Churton

108 Churton Street A vintage shop with a mix of beautiful things for you and your home.


Bailey Bee Supply 147 Boone Square St

Everything bees! And honey, honey and more honey, yum!


Carlisle and Vinny Vintage Jewelry 112 S. Churton St.

Specializing in selling, repairing, restoring and repurposing vintage and antique costume jewelry.

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Carolina Game & Fish 124 W. King St.

All things fishing and hunting related.

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Daniel Boone Antiques 113 Daniel Boone St.

A mecca for antique enthusiasts with dealer booths for an eclectic mix of what is being collected.


Daniel Boone Traders 113 Daniel Boone St.

Vintage furniture, collectibles, glassware, china and originals by local artists.


Purple Crow Books

Hillsborough Yarn Shop

Hillsborough Dual Supply Co. 115 W. King St.

A step back in time to the old-timey hardware store of your youth (or your parents and grandparents youth!).


ENO Gallery

100 South Churton St. A contemporary fine art gallery offering work from artists of exceptional quality and dedication.


Fetch Antiques and Interiors 383 Ja-max Dr.

A store full of unusual, wonderful things that just go together so beautifully; when you go, please tell Karan hello for us - she decorated the Visitors Center and we love it.

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250 S. Churton St. Locally owned farm and garden shop with local crafts available.


Hillsborough Antique Mall 387 Ja-Max Dr.

The oldest antique mall in NC, the building is split up into booths for an eclectic mix of what each dealer is collecting and offering for sale.


Hillsborough Arts Council Gallery & Gift Shop 102 North Churton St

Unique handcrafted quality and affordable gifts of artwork by local artists.


Hillsborough Gallery of Arts

121 North Churton St. Co-op owned and operated by local artists exhibiting and selling modern and contemporary fine art and crafts.


Hillsborough Wine Company 118 S. Churton St.

Companion shop to the Chapel Hill Wine Company, these folks know their wines!

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Hillsborough Yarn Shop 114 S. Churton St.

An eye-pleasing color wheel of all kinds of beautiful yarns to inspire you for that special project.


Lloyd’s Pharmacy, Inc. 118-A West King St.

Small, family owned apothecary shop serving the community since 1940.


Matthew’s Chocolates 107 North Churton St.

Wonderful handmade chocolates, cakes, gelato, coffees and more.


Melissa Designer Jewelry 116 S. Churton St.

One-of-a-kind contemporary or custom jewelry anyone would be proud to wear!


Hillsborough Gallery of Arts

Old Town Books 120 West King St.

Where used books become “new” again.


Purple Crow Books 109 West King St.

Local bookstore who hosts local author readings and signings, check out the child-size claw-footed tub in the children’s section with the cutout for a cushion, Fun!!

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Qi Garden

112 S. Churton St A fun, quirky shop full of things for your home and garden.


Spiral Studios 115 N. Churton St.

Hand-made sterling silver jewelry, some with stones, some without.


The Cottage Antique and Furniture Collectibles 126 Antique St.

Selling primitives, antiques and collectibles.


The Shops at Daniel Boone

South Churton St. Exit 164 on I-85 A collection of shops including antiques, toys and collectibles and so much more!


Melissa Designer Jewelry

The Gourmet Grove of Hillsborough 114 West King St

Gourmet Olive Oil and Flavored Vinegars.


Uniquitiques 125 East King St.

Located in the little farmhouse with the wraparound porch, a little bit of everything.


Vietri Outlet Store 343 Elizabeth Brady Rd.

Discounted, slightly flawed and one-of-a-kind handcrafted dinnerware, flatware and decorative accessories – all at up to 80% off retail. Go for the discount, buy for the beauty, and watch for their twice yearly sales.


Weaver Street Market 228 S Churton St,

This co-op grocery store features its own bakery, locally produced foods, and an extraordinary selection of wines, artisan cheeses, microbrews and chocolates.


Yesterday and Today Frame Shop 110 Boone Square Suite 25

Awesome framers! They can frame your prints, paintings, needlework – whatever you need and the custom cut decorative mats are fabulous.


Downtown Hillsborough Churton Street is located in the heart of the Historic District with art galleries, specialty shops and the Last Friday ArtWalk.


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Imagine a shopping experience in one of the best college towns in America.

Chapel Hill and the surrounding communities of Carrboro and Hillsborough are home to unique local shops, from classic to quirky, necessity to nicety – you can buy it all from a variety of local unique shops. The area is filled with a colorful blend of stores, from Julian’s on Franklin Street, Vietri Outlet Store in Hillsborough, WomanCraft Gifts in Carrboro and William Travis Jewelry at University Place. You will be entertained by the great variety, choice, and quality of shops and we invite you to relax, enjoy and browse around. Questions? Contact the Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau or

women’s apparel & accessories

men’s apparel & accessories kids: clothes, toys, children’s books and games jewelry: collections, estate jewelry, custom designed… outdoors: supplies and apparel furniture, home furnishings & antiques biking: bikes, biking apparel and accoutrement books & comics


specialty foods, wines, etc.

galleries, studios, frame shops, etc. music for animal lovers: birding and pet needs

farm, garden & hardware


C UNC clothes & gifts: all things Carolina C

plenty of other great stuff:  gifts, flowers, housewares, fabric, craft supplies…

The shopping guide is published by the Orange County Visitors Bureau. For information and questions, contact 919-245-4320 or 888-968-2060.

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Updated for 2017 - view this guide for a listing of unique local shops located in Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Hillsborough North Carolina

Chapel Hill / Orange County Shopping Guide  

Updated for 2017 - view this guide for a listing of unique local shops located in Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Hillsborough North Carolina

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