There’s a new shop in downtown Raleigh. Kindred Boutique opened up last Saturday on S. Wilmington Street. It’s a local incubator for handmade local North Carolina artists. I got to view the shop before it opened and talk with the staff. Elizabeth, Whitney and Michelle were all on had to tell me a bit about the local artists featured. They also have items in the store as well. The store will hold workshops and classes in the coming future for other budding artists. Michelle also tells me there are plans to have yoga classes and possibly kids classes. Any artist who would like to be featured in the store is invited to submit an application on Kindred’s website.
The features various artists from the local area. Each section has a placard with the artist’s picture and a little bio about themselves and their designs. Some of the currently featured designers include;
With the collection of artists and items ranging from handbags, jewelry, soaps, original paintings and clothing, Kindred is a great place to pick up various Christmas presents and support shopping local in one stop. You can easily walk out with many handmade unique items for most of your list. While i wandered around the shop i saw some great items and started mentally thinking about my Christmas list. As someone who likes to support local businesses this store is very much up my alley.
Kindred is open Monday through Friday 11-6pm and Saturday’s from 1-6pm. Its located at 131 S. Wilmington Street Raleigh, NC.