Owens says that people who come into her studio gallery are fascinated by her work. You can experience the Red Shoe Studio Gallery on Thursdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.  Follow Red Shoe Studio Gallery on Facebook and Instagram “One of the words I hear quite often from first-time visitors upon first entering the tiny Red Shoe Studio Gallery is ‘magical!’ There is something akin to Harry Potter’s Wand Shop about the old place,” Owens said. From the outside, too, it looks like you’re just going into a little sliver of a shop, but instead you enter a space that seems to ignore itsRead More →

202 A Craven St, New Bern, NC  (252) 514-2553 411 Broad St, Oriental, NC (252) 249-0359 Online Facebook New Bern store is open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Saturday, to 7 p.m. Friday, and to 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Oriental store is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week. The wine room also features local food such as Bertie County peanuts, Local NC gold rice grown in Oriental, Bacon Salsa and Candied Jalapenos from Wilmington. Plus StoneWall Kitchen products you’ll love-jams, salsas, curds, and more. Don’t miss the new stuffed olives and bruschetta selections as well. Nautical WheelersRead More →

There’s something magical about finding just what you need at a good value. That happens every time you step into Twice As Nice Upscale Consignment Boutique. Maybe it’s the perfect party dress or everyday wear, your new favorite pair of shoes, or the accessory you didn’t know you had to have until you saw it. The store has been in New Bern for 34 years and in Downtown New Bern for the last 11. Tyler and Cari Starr have owned it for the past four years. Twice As Nice is located at 224 Craven Street—in the old City Hall building that was built around 1818.Read More →

You’ll find a range of fertilizers along with quality gloves, shears, and watering hoses. If you’re not a gardener, but enjoy spending time outdoors, look for their beautiful birdhouses, yard-art, and windchimes. A place for your whole family, one can look for a new Case knife, while the other chooses their favorite lotion. And while you are getting lost in the gift shop, your child may linger by the jaw-dropping display of old-fashioned candy and toys. Mitchell’s collection of NC-made products is always growing. You’ll find staples like Bertie County peanuts, Taylor’s Southern Pride BBQ sauce, and Bellator Roasting coffee, along with delightful candles, soaps,Read More →

Johnston is an ECU alumna following her life-long dream of having her store. She started at South Front Street and has since expanded into an inviting 3,000-square-foot store on the corner of Craven and Pollock street in Downtown New Bern, offering clothes and accessories that you would expect to find in New York City’s trendiest boutiques. When shopping small, you gain a personal connection from Johnston and her employees. “While our customers enjoy shopping, it is our treat to pick out a few extra looks to add to their fitting room that they may have not picked themselves. We always love to see their smilesRead More →

If you can’t come in, visit the website to place an order. The comprehensive site even includes an interactive bridal registry. You can follow Small Batch Gallery + Goods on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest. Small Batch Gallery + Goods would not have been created without inspiration from Shannon LuQuire’s marketing consulting and design firm, Trade Ideas. The seed was planted when Trade Ideas’ clients needed some advice when choosing gifts for their own clients. As she helped them, LuQuire discovered she has a knack for curating thoughtful and original baskets, and Small Batch germinated into the fun, thriving shop on the second floor of theRead More →

You can schedule an appointment through the Blush Facebook page, by calling 252.497.8875, or shop here. Follow Blush on Instagram @blushboutiqueetsy. The space at 223A Craven Street is a beautiful, historic mansion built in the mid-1850s that has been carefully restored so that every detail adheres to the period. The boutique’s natural lighting is breathtaking, and the space is serene. It’s a storybook setting for Jeanne Lloyd’s Blush Boutique to nestle and thrive. Lloyd started out with an Etsy pop-up shop creating custom veils and headpieces which she still offers both online and in the shop. She wanted to bring unique designer gowns to New Bern,Read More →