Living in Durham means everything is at your fingertips. As a resident of a Van Alen, you are close to shopping, dining, entertainment, and transportation. Everything you want is within easy reach. Yet when you get the urge to shop, you may find yourself overwhelmed with all the options. If you’re looking for something unique and want to shop in Durham, here are some locations that are well worth visiting.
If you’re looking for some decor that will fill your apartment with good vibes, Everyday Magic has it. Find crystals and candles that speak to your soul. You’ll also find an assortment of jewelry and decor alongside tarot cards and New Age products here. This metaphysical store may not be for everyone, but it is certainly a unique shopping option in Durham.
This unique clothing and lifestyle retailer invite you to “run away from convention.” Runaway created DURM, a line of clothing that is as Durham specific as you can find. You literally cannot find these items anywhere else. You will also find a collection of local artworks on display while you shop at Runaway.
Vert & Vogue
If you want ethically sourced clothing, Vert & Vogue has you covered. This clothing retailer works with Urban Ministries of Durham and SEEDs to support the local non-profit scene while also providing exceptional clothing for you to buy. These unique apparel items will help your wardrobe stand out, and you’ll love the fact that over half of the collection was made in America.
Wentworth & Leggett
Located in Brightleaf Square, Wentworth & Leggett has been a staple in Durham for over three decades. Here, you can find antique and hard-to-find books covering almost any topic imaginable. It is a treat to shop or just browse, and the perfect location to find a gift for the book lover in your life, even if they seemingly have everything.
If you are shopping for gifts or unique artwork for your apartment, take yourself to Morgan Imports. This three-story shopping destination on Brightleaf Square has everything from furniture to gift items and jewelry, and many are unique to the store. Find hand creams and housewares and this well-known downtown Durham shopping destination.
Bull City Olive Oil
If you have cooking on your mind, Bull City Olive Oil is a unique place to get high quality ingredients. With a large selection of specialty olive oils and vinegars, as well as local cheeses, jams, salts, pastas, and sweets, this is an interesting place to shop as an up-and-coming gourmet. The location’s tap room allows you to taste items before you buy them.
As you can see, Durham has a shopping scene with something for everyone. So, the next time you have the urge to shop, find one of these retailers and get excited about what they have to offer.