National retailers & local boutiques are amongst the hundreds of stores near our apartments in Durham

Our apartments in Raleigh-Durham should officially be called a shopper’s paradise because they are located near hundreds of shops and boutiques for any and all of your retail needs. From national big-box stores to charming, local boutiques—you’ll find it near our apartments in Raleigh-Durham. So, whether you’re shopping for yourself, someone else, your home, or for no real reason at all, you’ll definitely want to check out these nearby shopping centers and shops.

The Streets at Southpoint

With literally hundreds of shops to visit, you could spend all day walking around The Streets at Southpoint. The massive shopping center has nearly every store you could think of, as well as a movie theater, restaurants, and spas.

Notable stores and boutiques:

  • Macy’s
  • Nordstrom
  • JCPenney
  • Loft
  • H&M
  • Anthropologie
  • Apple
  • Crew
  • Pottery Barn

For a full directory of stores, services, and food, visit the Streets and Southpoint website.


Open since 1992, Uniquities is a locally-owned boutique featuring hand-selected women’s fashion and impeccable customer service—including personal shopping and home delivery. Uniquities owner, Julie Jennings, has her finger on the pulse of fashion and is always selecting sophisticated and contemporary merchandise. You can expect to find denim, dresses, tees, shoes, accessories, and more. Visit the Uniquities store in downtown Chapel Hill or shop inventory online.


Less than 10 minutes from The Pointe at Chapel Hill is Julian’s—your go-to store for all things “preppie”. Setting the highest standards in good taste and quality, Julian’s has sophisticated clothing for both men and women, along with ties, scarves, belts, and other accessories. They also offer custom-clothing and personal styling. Shop Julian’s online or stop by their brick and mortar store.

Carr Mill Mall

The Carr Mill Mall is not your average shopping center. The mall’s location boasts a rich history and now you can find dozens of shops and boutiques that you can’t find anywhere else. Instead of major, national chains, shoppers can expect to find small, one-of-a-kind stores with custom goods, gorgeous art, unique gifts, and so much more. Here are just a few of the interesting boutiques at Carr Mill Mall:

  • Hidden Forest Naturals – Natural skincare and reliable earth-focused products
  • Firefly – Beads, jewelry-making supplies, and gifts
  • Sofia’s Boutique – Timeless women’s clothing, jewelry, and gifts
  • Thirteen West – Curated modern-made goods for consumers seeking to maintain an authentic lifestyle

For a full directory, visit Carr Mill Mall’s website.

Blue Hand Home

When you want to transform your home into a cozy, warm, and inviting sanctuary—head to Blue Hand Home. First starting their business in Bali, the owners of Blue Hand Home produced and exported furniture and textile from Bali and around the world to other countries across the globe. Now, with two stores in North Carolina, Blue Hand Home offers globally-inspired furniture, home decor, women’s accessories, and gifts. Shop online, browse inventory, and learn more at the Blue Hand Home website.


Offering distinctive women’s clothing, accessories, and shoes, Whilden is a boutique with a mix of classic and eclectic styles. The store also boasts jewelry from local and regional artists that pair beautifully with any of Whilden’s outfits. This fashion-forward boutique wants to help every customer find the perfect look for any occasion—casual or formal. Shop online or visit the store in-person.

108 Churton

Locally-owned and operated, 108 Churton is a local favorite for fashionable women’s apparel, specialty decor, unique jewelry, and memorable gifts. With a constant stream of new arrivals, you’re sure to find something new each time you visit. They also offer lots of adorable baby goods—great for baby showers and birthday presents. Shop their store online or stop by in-person.

Crazy Alan’s Emporium

If you’re into crafting or in the need of new office supplies, Crazy Alan’s Emporium is guaranteed to have what you need. Visitors to the store will find a brilliant and impressive collection of new and vintage pens, office supplies, craft supplies, toys, bags, and other hard-to-find goods. Stop by and see Crazy Alan’s extraordinary inventory the next time you’re out and about. View store hours, history, and more here.


Who said you have to pay full price for the latest trends? Rumors is a thrift boutique opened by two best friends that focuses on vintage items that are truly one-of-a-kind. “Trading daily with the diversely fashionable community of Richmond,” Rumors always has new (ish) clothing rolling in through the doors. Every time you shop, you’ll fall in love with something new. Browse their goods online or stop by the store. Visit the Rumor’s website for details.

Find any reason to shop at the local stores near our Raleigh-Durham apartments

For those in need of a shopping spree, you’ll have a hard time choosing where to go. There are so many incredible retail and shopping centers nearby, just more reasons why living at our apartments in Raleigh-Durham is so great. Stop by and view our floorplans today.

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